One question we get asked very often is, "What exactly are porcelain veneers?" A veneer is very much like a contact lens. It is an extremely thin sheet of porcelain that bonds to the front of your tooth. They are used to change the shape, color, size, and symmetry of the teeth and smile. The porcelain is thin, on the order of 0.3 mm to 1.0mm, about the thickness of one to two business cards. Porcelain is the material of choice because it most naturally replicates human enamel.
SunBrite Dental uses three types of porcelain systems; Empress, Emax, and Feldspathic Porcelain.
In the right hands, each system is capable of giving you equally beautiful results, and we can help decide which is best suited for you.
The porcelain systems we have today are technologically much different than they were in the past. You may have seen veneers that remind you of Chiclets.
That look actually comes from old school dentistry, where very opaque and monochromatic porcelain was used, OR it was a porcelain crown fused to metal (PFM crown). With that system there is actually metal underneath and the lab will use chalk-white opaquer to try and cover up the metal, then bake on the porcelain. At SunBrite Dental, we see no need to use metal in dentistry, especially when it comes to aesthetic procedures!
Actual final veneer done by SunBrite Dental:
More translucent, like your natural teeth
The best option for creating a beautiful, natural smile!
If you have teeth, chances are you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers. They’re ideal for people who want to improve their smile, particularly if you have crooked, worn, chipped, or broken teeth. We can close spaces or gaps and even repair accidents and incidences of trauma.
Many people spend years disliking their smile. They’re embarrassed at smiling for pictures and cover their mouths when laughing. Some people are labeled as unfriendly because they don’t smile much when it’s really because they are self-conscious about their teeth. This can even be a career impediment for people who are so self-conscious that it’s difficult to interview for a job, even if they’re highly educated and qualified. We’ve worked with grandparents who don’t want to smile at their grandchildren because they’re scared of bad impressions with the people they love so much. Getting veneers can be life-changing for many individuals. It is our privilege at SunBrite Dental to be involved with thousands of these dramatic life-changing smile makeovers!
Veneers are a conservative treatment and can improve the color, shape, symmetry, and overall appearance of your smile. They’re not just for elective purposes, either. While they are the “gold standard” for giving you a gorgeous smile, they’re also used to replace old mercury fillings, fix cracked and broken teeth, and to replace enamel that has been worn down over time. Just as many patients come to SunBrite Dental for fixing unhealthy teeth as for cosmetic reasons. Our doctors have so much skill and experience with porcelain veneers that our patients get their teeth fixed AND get a major smile improvement!
The benefits of having a perfect smile are limitless. SunBrite Dental patients who have had veneers done in the past proclaim, "Wow, I wish I’d had done this sooner in my life," or, "Oh my gosh, I can't believe the difference!" The benefits are huge.
Think about how many times a day you smile and speak to people all day long. What are they seeing first? Your smile. The vision that you give to people in your day-to-day could be quite different.
*Actual SunBrite patient
*Actual SunBrite patient