Porcelain Veneers and Dental Bonding
Accidents happen, and that includes minor damage to your teeth. You crunch on some peanuts, fall down, or get hit while playing contact sports with your friends. All of these can potentially result in physical damage to your teeth, whether it be cracks, chips, stains, or bruises. You might despair over your changed appearance, but here at Parkview Dental, we want to help revitalize your smile through the use of porcelain veneers and dental bonding.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are secured to the front surfaces of teeth. They allow a certain amount of light to pass through them, achieving a look of brilliance that covers your cosmetic flaws and brightens your smile.
eMax Porcelain Veneers are a special brand of veneers that are stronger, and considered superior in esthetics. This way, patients can enjoy consuming the food they love without worrying about accidentally breaking their veneer. Ask Dr. Munro if you can qualify for these eMax veneers.
The Veneer Process
After a consultation with Dr. Munro, porcelain veneers will be molded based on scans and models of your teeth. In the lab, the thickness of the veneer and shade of white will be predetermined. If needed, a minor amount of enamel will be removed to make room for the veneer.
Once ready, you’ll return to our office for the installation. Dr. Munro uses a specialized dental cement that secures the veneer to the tooth, so it’s able to withstand the natural pressures of biting and chewing. However, we still recommend that you cut hard or tough foods into smaller pieces before consumption.
Veneers vs Dental Bonding
While porcelain veneers are popular for overcoming the common cosmetic flaws, another option that has been successful for patients is dental bonding. Unlike porcelain veneers, which attach a full porcelain implement to the tooth, dental bonding involves a special resin. This resin is placed on the tooth and is molded into shape, filling in cracks and reforming teeth that have chips.
Once the resin is placed, Dr. Munro will polish it until it shines and blends into your enamel perfectly. We guarantee that you won’t be able to tell which part of your tooth is the resin.