At the Aesthetic Surgery Center laminate veneers are individually sculpted for each patient. Ones finished, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Unlike natural teeth, custom-made veneers resist coffee and tea stains and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech materials.
Your natural teeth remain basically intact with only a minimal amount being transformed to fit the veneer. Dental veneers can make even the darkest teeth appear bright white. Our Dentist recommends dental veneers to fix minor twists, overlaps, and small gaps.
Dental veneers are paper-thin, they are generally about 0.5 to 0.6 mm thick. That’s about halve the thickness of a dime or twice the thickness of an eggshell.
They are customized shells of luminous, tooth-colored materials intended to cover the front surface of teeth and to improve their appearance. They are also perfect to protect a damaged surface. Because the veneer is so thin and contains no metal they give a natural looking tooth, this natural look is also true under bright lighting and in flash photos.
As we detail below, there are three characteristics that make porcelain laminates especially unique. They are:
- Placing veneers is a relatively conservative process. – As compared to placing dental crowns, much less tooth trimming is required.
- The way they handle light is similar to natural teeth. – When taken advantage of, this property can result in laminates that give an exceedingly life-like appearance. And one unsurpassed by any other type of dental restoration.
- Due to their ceramic surface, they offer superior stain resistance.
Are laminate veneers breakable?
Though porcelain is naturally breakable and is easily cracked if dropped, when it’s firmly attached to a solid foundation (like a tooth) it’s supported in a manner that avoids these weaknesses. The hard, ceramic (glass-like) nature of a veneer creates a very durable surface. (It’s impervious to the compounds it is exposed to and resists wear well.)