Veneers provide a natural tooth appearance and gum tissue tolerates porcelain well. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant and we can adjust their color to make dark teeth appear whiter. Veneers generally don’t require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.
Veneers are not a good choice for individuals with unhealthy teeth, active gum disease, large dental fillings, or for those who have an inadequate amount of existing enamel on the tooth surface. Because veneers are bonded or attached to the existing tooth surface, any existing fillings, crowns or other restorations will not allow the veneer to attach properly creating microscopic gaps between the tooth and the veneer. This will allow bacteria to penetrate under the veneer. As such, tooth decay and the detachment of veneers from the teeth would be inevitable.