Cosmetic Dentistry and Porcelain Veneers – invisalign dental braces

<p>A Porcelain veneer is a very thin porcelain shell, custom made to bond to the front surface of a tooth. Porcelain veneers are sometimes compared to false nails as they are very thin cosmetic coverings.</p> <p><strong>When Are Porcelain Veneers Needed?</strong><br /> In dental practice they are used to improve many dental problems:</p> <ul> <li> Chipped teeth – repaired with veneers</li> <li> Discoloured teeth – whitened with veneers</li> <li> Misshapen teeth – improve the shape of your teeth and hide ‘ugly’ teeth</li> <li> Crowded teeth – If teeth are out of line or too close together, veneers are an alternative to orthodontics or invisalign dental braces.</li> <li> Gappy teeth – veneers are great at closing gaps between teeth. Teeth can be proportioned better.</li> </ul> <p><strong>What Are The Advantages of Veneers?</strong><br />Porcelain veneers require minimal tooth preparation; hence you conserve as much tooth as possible. Veneers look very natural and most times much better than the teeth that were there before. They are done by dentist in the dental practice in as little as two to three visits.</p> <p><strong>How Long Do Veneers Last?</strong><br /> If you look after your veneers, i.e. have a good diet, good oral hygiene, regular dental checks and hygiene visits at the <a rel="nofollow" onClick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/article_exit_link’);" href="" target="_blank">dental practice</a>, veneers can be very successful and can last for years.</p> <p><strong>How much do Veneers cost in dental practice?</strong><br /> The cost of Porcelain veneers varies, so it is important to visit a <a rel="nofollow" onClick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview(‘/outgoing/article_exit_link’);" href="" target="_blank">cosmetic dentistry</a> practice to discuss with the cosmetic dentist before starting any treatment.</p> <p><strong>Alternatives to Veneers</strong><br /> They are different options to veneers which are:</p> <ul> <li>Teeth whitening </li> <li>Orthodontics / clear invisalign dental braces </li> <li>Dental crowns </li> <li>White fillings </li> <li>Cosmetic contouring</li> </ul> <p>All the above can get similar but not the same results as veneers. This depends on each individual case!</p> <p>source: perfect smile spa blog</p>