SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people suffer from cracks, chips or stains on the front teeth. While most stains can be cured with tooth whitening, some are permanent and cannot be fixed easily. Ultra-thin veneers made from porcelain are the simplest answer to all of these problems, especially since they require little to no alteration of the natural teeth.
Porcelain Veneers and You
Veneers are thin, custom-shaped pieces of ceramic that overlay the teeth. Originally, veneers always required the dentist to remove a certain amount of enamel to make room for this "tooth covering." For most clients, however, this procedure was worth it, as their smile looked perfect afterwards. The shaping of the tooth made veneers a permanent procedure, but most people were happy with the cosmetic results and did not mind making a lifetime decision.
For some patients, however, the idea of shaping their teeth and taking away enamel to make room for their veneers was an impossible consideration. Recognizing this concern, dental science developed ultra-thin veneers that range from .2 to .5 millimeters in thickness. This required designing ultra-strong ceramics that keep their strength despite being so thin. Ultra-thin veneers require little to no reduction in the tooth enamel, dealing with a major patient concern. Today, many dental companies provide either the base ceramic material, or the customized veneers themselves, so that patients have multiple choices in design, color, translucency, cost and durability.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Everyone?
Not all situations are best solved with porcelain veneers. Some cracks are should be handled by replacing the tooth, and certain stains are signs of major problems within the tooth that must be fixed with a root canal procedure. And even with the large number of options in ultra-thin veneers, some teeth have a shape better suited to standard veneers. The best way to determine suitability for veneers is to have a consultation with a local dentist. The Sacramento Dentistry Group is prepared to discuss the cost and value of all the many options in porcelain veneers, both standard and ultra-thin. Contact their dentists at 1105 E Street in downtown via the phone (916-538-6900) or on their website at sacramentodentistry.com.
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