A Cover-Up That Robert Mueller Doesn’t Need to Uncover
At Kalil & Kress, however, we love cover-ups. At least we love cover-ups as they apply to your teeth — porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to mask imperfections with your visible teeth, things such as interior staining, chips, misshapen teeth, and the like.
What are porcelain veneers?
The concept of a dental veneer is the same as those in furniture, where a thin piece of more expensive wood is placed over lesser quality wood beneath. This gives the appearance that the piece of furniture is made of higher quality wood when in actuality it’s just a veneer.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are applied to the front sides of the visible teeth in your mouth. They cover up imperfections beneath. You can have just a tooth or two covered with veneers or all of your visible teeth.
What do porcelain veneers mask?
Porcelain has similar characteristics to natural tooth enamel in the way it is slightly translucent, absorbing some light and reflecting some light. For that reason, people can’t tell when a person has veneers on his or her teeth; they simply know they have great looking teeth!
Porcelain veneers can cover up a variety of cosmetic flaws:
- Slight crookedness
- Small gaps between teeth
- Minor chips and fractures
- Stains or discolorations that can’t be addressed with whitening
- Teeth that are too short
- Teeth that are misshapen
It’s important to remember, though, that veneers are only a cosmetic application. They do not correct any underlying problems. Issues such as decay, serious cracks, or gum disease must be addressed first before veneers can be applied.
This is not one and done
Another thing to note about getting veneers is that this is not a one-time procedure. Veneers currently last around 10 years, although dental porcelain continues to become stronger and stronger. Still, when your veneers have reached their lifespan, you’ll need to get a new set. Because the enamel has been removed from the teeth, those teeth will always need a veneer on them to protect the tooth.
Interested in a cover-up that doesn’t originate in Washington? Call the team at Kalil & Kress, 603-880-7004, and ask about porcelain veneers.