Veneers are a type of covering that can be placed upon already existing teeth. They can help to alleviate discoloration and can level out chipped, broken, or misaligned teeth.
Veneers are a thin, shell-like coverings that are fashioned to meet the specifications of the respective tooth they are supposed to go on. Using veneers, a cosmetic dentist can create a new set of teeth that are perfectly aligned and bright white. Furthermore, veneers require the natural teeth in order to place them on and secure them.
Porcelain veneers are the high end of the veneer material line. Porcelain is the preferred material of choice because it is structured and acts in a similar way as natural tooth enamel. The way in which it absorbs light and reflects it to show the luminance of a smile is what makes it so desired. Porcelain veneers are costume fitted for each individual tooth.
Veneers and Teeth Whitening
Veneers are a form of teeth whitening mechanism; veneers, particularly the porcelain ones are made of already naturally lighter materials which help to create the natural whiteness for one's teeth. However, they are also more resistant to staining, which makes them a desirable option for teeth whitening and strength reinforcing.
The cost of veneers is relatively high; this is because veneers are made and specially crafted to fit around each individual tooth. Furthermore, they have their own set time frame for when the are affective. Regardless of the type of veneer chosen, the cost will be a couple hundered dollars per veneer.