Revitalize Your Smile: The Wonders of Porcelain Veneers

Revitalize Your Smile: The Wonders of Porcelain Veneers

Bristol dentist and their team have expertise in smile rejuvenation to boost your confidence and self-esteem. Several dental procedures can revitalize your smile that has been negatively impacted by stains, chips, cracks, and discoloration. 

Porcelain veneers are tooth-colored customized luxurious laminates that help camouflage minor dental imperfections and improve your smile.

Uses of porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers help in the following situations:

Cosmetic enhancement: Veneers can improve the appearance of teeth that are stained, chipped, discolored, cracked, worn down, or misaligned.

Treat diastema: Veneers help close small gaps or spaces between teeth, offering a more uniform and symmetrical smile. 

Whiten teeth: Veneers can effectively cover intrinsic stains that do not respond to traditional teeth whitening methods. 

Porcelain veneers offer the following benefits:

  • Offer versatile uses in dentistry
  • Enhance your smile aesthetics and overall appearance 
  • Require minimal tooth alteration
  • Blend easily with your natural teeth, giving a more natural look
  • Are stain and fracture-resistant
  • Do not require additional maintenance
  • They are durable and long-lasting (10 to 15 years)
  • Improve your self-esteem and confidence 

Placing porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are designed and fabricated in the following way:

  • Initial evaluation 
  • Your dentist will evaluate the health of your teeth through dental examination and X-rays
  • A round of prophylactic dental cleaning will be performed to remove plaque and debris
  • Tooth preparation
  • The tooth that requires veneers will be prepared by removing a sufficient amount of enamel so that the veneers can easily fit the natural tooth
  • Recording oral impressions 
  • Several oral  impressions will be recorded and sent to the laboratory to fabricate the veneers according to your tooth measurements
  • You will be given a temporary veneer until your next visit.
  • When you return after about 2 weeks, your temporary veneers will be removed. The enamel surface will be cleaned to eliminate any residual plaque or bacteria.

Enamel bonding 

  • The tooth will be etched using a dental bonding agent, facilitating a good bond between the veneer and the tooth surface
  • Your permanent porcelain veneers will be placed using the appropriate dental cement
  • Final placement 
  • After bonding, any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure the veneers fit comfortably and look natural, and your final veneers will be placed over your teeth using suitable cement.


Porcelain veneers are tooth-colored aesthetic cases that are gaining traction in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Being aesthetically superior and durable, they offer improved smiles and appearance. However, it is important to consult a qualified dentist to determine if veneers are the right choice for your specific dental needs and goals. 

Vincent Lalonde