What Are Porcelain Veneers?
A veneer is a thin layer of strong porcelain that can be bonded to the front of a tooth to improve its color and shape. Dental porcelain is a popular material for veneers because it is translucent and looks like natural tooth enamel. It doesn't stain easily, and when veneers are applied, teeth become stronger.
Depending on your circumstances, Dr. Tran may be able to use veneers that are so thin they can be bonded directly onto the existing tooth surface without modifying your teeth. These are called "no prep" veneers. In other cases, Dr. Tran will need to remove a very thin layer of tooth enamel, as thin as the veneer itself, in order to securely attach the new porcelain veneer to the surface of your tooth.
When you choose to have your porcelain veneer treatment done by an experienced dentist like Dr. Tran, you can expect your veneers to last a long time, and often they will last decades. If a veneer becomes damaged, for example if you have an accident that chips a veneer, it can be easily replaced.