Porcelain Veneers can be one of the most successful treatment dentistry has ever offered for restoring a smile to optimal beauty and function. Its use depends on the preexisting conditions and positions of the teeth. If done correctly, Veneers can last for years and create the most beautiful smiles. Veneers are made with the same material as porcelain crowns but they can be bonded to the tooth in such a way that less of the tooth structure is removed than for a crown.
In addition to saving tooth structure, they can be used to correct the color and shape of teeth as well as close spaces and correct rotated teeth. If your dentist has told you that you grind your teeth, you must wear a bite protector (night guard) to prevent unnecessary damage to the Veneers and the surrounding teeth. Another distinct advantage of vaneers over crowns is the fact that your bite on the back side of the upper teeth will still be natural tooth structure which is kinder to the lower teeth than a porcelain crown.
Veneers can not be used if you are missing a lot of tooth structure which in that case you will need a crown to assure tooth stability and longevity. Because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of the enamel to accommodate the shell, Veneers are an irreversible process so make sure you have discussed all your options with your dentist before committing to them.