Generically known as laminate veneers, these thin shells (i.e. veneers) of porcelain, pressed ceramic or composite are cemented over the teeth to modify the color, shape or alignment or restore chipped teeth.
To avoid any confusion, it must be noted that there is a dental lab with the name DaVinci Studios that makes the laminate veneers that have been used on makeover shows on television. That is why the procedure is labeled DaVinci Veneers.
The shows on television and DaVinci Studios deserve a lot of credit for highlighting the great contribution dentistry can make to both a person's appearance and self-esteem. Although everyone does not meet the criteria for placement of porcelain veneers, the fundamental knowledge that there are options out there for people who want to change their smile is welcome.
When properly done, laminate veneers are very hard to discern from beautiful, natural teeth and can improve a patientís smile significantly, or bring their smile back to life.
Porcelain veneers are a fantastic way to repair or enhance the appearance of front teeth. They can be used to whiten teeth, close spaces and create a great smile. Using veneers, we can even perform "instant orthodontics" to straighten crooked teeth and give patients the bright smile they always wanted. Many Hollywood actors have porcelain veneers. That is how many of them got the "Hollywood Smile."