What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.
What will my teeth look like?
Porcelain veneers allow you to redesign your smile. We can provide you with our smile design catalog which has many smile styles for you to choose from or you can bring in a photo from a magazine of a smile that you find appealing. Patients have also brought in photos of themselves when they were younger and asked us to recreate that smile for them. Every patient has their own image of what tooth color and smile design they find attractive. There is no right or wrong choice. We will work closely with you to design the smile you have always wanted.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.
Dr. Audrey Sim will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things that are not food will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved. You should also refrain from chewing ice.
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.