Porcelain veneers is one of most important and popular procedure of smile design or smilemakeover of cosmetic dentistry. Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

image of veneers at jamnagar dental clinic


Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.

Regardless of what causes unattractive teeth, dental veneers may solve most or even all of your cosmetic dental issues, including
Worn enamel: Tooth enamel can become worn or dulled naturally over time. Veneers are perfect for correcting smiles affected by worn enamel.
Wear and tear: As we age, our teeth naturally begin to wear down. Aged teeth are more likely to have chips, cracks or a generally uneven appearance. Veneers can restore the natural appearance of healthy, youthful teeth.
Genetics: Certain people are born with abnormal spacing between their teeth that widens with age.
Uneven teeth: Uneven teeth can result from the grinding or through general wear and tear. This can lead to malocclusion, which usually need very lengthy orthodontic treatment
Discoloration: some tooth discoloration may not be fully correctable through teeth whitening. In such cases, veneers can offer a simple, permanent, more reliable cosmetic solution.
In addition to the color, alignment and balance of your teeth in the aesthetic zone of your smile (the section of upper and lower teeth that show when you smile), there are several attributes of your teeth and smile that we will evaluate with you when planning your makeover. These include:
Tooth Length: Long teeth look a youthful appearance. Aging produces wear and tear that often results in shorter teeth, and a gummy smile also can make teeth appear shorter. A treatment for shorter teeth may include reshaping and lengthening the two front central teeth with composite bonding or porcelain veneers. If you have a gummy smile, we may provide treatment to modify the gum line and lengthen the appearance of the teeth using crown lengthening procedures. Teeth lengthening may also impact your overall facial appearance. For example, shapely, long, square teeth on a round-faced individual can provide a slimming effect.
Smile Line: The smile line is an imaginary line that follows the edges of your upper teeth from side to side, which ideally should be the same as the curve of your lower lip when you smile. This standard point of reference may be used to help determine how long your new teeth should be.
Tooth Proportions: We will examine your teeth to determine if they are in correct proportion with each other. Most people recognize a pleasing smile as one in which the two central front teeth are dominant and have a width-to-length ratio of 4:5. This proportion guides the length and width of other teeth in the aesthetic zone so that the smile line appears balanced.
Tooth Texture and Characterization: An artistic dentist can characterize your crowns or veneers to create a more feminine or a more masculine appearance, in addition to matching the look and feel of natural teeth or those you’ve seen in photographs.

case of smile design by veneers by bharat katarmal


Advantages of Veneers
  provide a natural tooth appearance.
  Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
  Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
  Brigher teeth color
  Allow to change tooth shape according to personality

Limitation of veneers
  Veneers are determined on a case by case basis. Not everyone may qualify for veneers. Sometimes the damage to a tooth is too extensive to where a full coverage crown may be required versus a veneer.
  Veneers are not a good choice for individuals with unhealthy teeth (for example, those with decay or active gum disease, weakened teeth (as a result of decay, fracture, large dentalfillings), or for those who have an inadequate amount of existing enamel on the tooth surface.
  Individuals who clench andgrind their teeth are poor candidates for porcelain veneers, as these activities can cause the veneers to crack or chip.

Although veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they help makeoversmiles with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth, they also boast protective qualities and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatments. Other benefits include durability, an improved smile appearance, and the need for little-to-no removal of tooth structure compared to crowns.