Porcelain Veneers are a beautiful option for someone wanting to improve their smile in a conservative way. A veneer is a porcelain covering over the front of the tooth. It requires less (sometimes none) tooth preparation (grinding down the front of the tooth). Veneers usually cost the same as crowns.
Success of a veneer is dependent upon the amount of enamel on the front of the tooth and the habits of the patient. Veneers are not indicated if a tooth already has fillings or decay. Veneers are not indicated in patients with grinding and clenching habits. Porcelain veneers are overused in dentistry. The decision to use porcelain veneers should be based on each patient’s situation. When used on the wrong patient, veneers can begin to fail within a month. A prosthodontist is the most qualified dentist to help you determine if veneers are right for you.