- Rigby Porcelain Veneers offer one of the most life-like cosmetic fixes for your smiles.
- Veneers make the strongest impact on teeth that are chipped, stained, or misaligned.
- Unlike other dental bonding options, veneers resist staining.
- Porcelain Veneers are not a good choice for people who clench or grind their teeth.
R igby Porcelain Veneers
Rigby Porcelain Veneers fall under the umbrella of Cosmetic Dentistry. This procedure places a wafer-thin shell of porcelain bonded to the front of your tooth. This gives clients true star-power when flashing their smile. Think about having bright, white, straight teeth without the cost of your actual teeth, simply a lustrous veneer over the living tooth.
Because the veneer is supported by your pearly whites, it’s important that your tooth and/or teeth are in relatively good health. That means no large fillings or cracks that have weakened the tooth. The perfect candidates for veneers are teeth that are discolored, chipped, worn, or misaligned.
Ability to Reflect Light Make for a Truly Bright Smile
You might be surprised to learn that while a large portion of every tooth is composed of dental enamel, teeth are not solid enamel. The enamel component of a tooth is actually just an outer encasement. The hard tooth tissue that lies underneath a tooth’s enamel layer is termed “dentin.”
One property of tooth enamel is that it’s translucent, while the underlaying dentin is opaque. How light plays off these layers naturally is mimicked with Porcelain Veneers. Light is absorbed through the glassy veneer layer, and reflected back from the dentin layer. This is what gives teeth its shiny luster.
This natural sheen is what truly sets Porcelain Veneers apart from other dental bonding procedures. What this boils down to is not only will your new smile be straight, bright, and white; it will have a natural instinctive glow.
A significant advantage of placing porcelain veneers as opposed to cosmetic dental bonding is that a porcelain veneer’s surface is just that, porcelain. Since porcelain is a ceramic, and therefore glass-like, a veneer’s porcelain surface will be extremely stain resistant.
Keep in mind that the bonding agent may create a slight rim between your veneer and your tooth. This rim is capable of picking up stains, particularly from heavy users of coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and tobacco products.
Things to Consider
While a noticeable improvement, veneers do not actually strengthen your tooth. Veneers are also not something you can try on. Your teeth are prepped for bonding, and so expect to maintain veneers or another dental encasement permanently.