Porcelain veneers and crowns share one thing: the useful and natural properties of dental porcelain. Porcelain is often selected for esthetic reasons because of its remarkable property to mimic natural tooth structure. Today’s materials are lifelike and very durable. In addition to being an esthetically pleasing material, porcelain is the strongest cosmetic tooth-colored material and it can withstand normal dental function.
Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the esthetic teeth, or the teeth you see when you smile. Veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve a smile.