Porcelain veneers are used to modify the shape and color of teeth. They are the treatment of choice for teeth that are relatively intact but may be misshapen, discolored, or chipped.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are internally etched and then bonded to the enamel of the teeth. A small amount of tooth structure may be removed conservatively to make room for the porcelain veneer and to avoid making the tooth look big and bulky. Veneers can also improve the appearance of teeth and to even close spaces or gaps between teeth. Veneers are available in numerous shades, from the most natural to the brightest white.
However, there are some situations in which veneers would be inappropriate. A thorough evaluation with Dr. Yum will help you to determine the best treatment for your desired smile. Please call (610) 770-0210 for a comprehensive evaluation.