After doing a WKYC Channel 3/Golden Opportunities segment on veneers, I had a lot of questions about the strength of the new porcelain veneers we are using.  Our primary material, in both veneers and crowns, is called EMax, developed by the Ivoclar company (their USA headquarters are in Buffalo, New York, which I visited last year).  Because of the improved strength (3 to 4 times stronger than previous porcelains), we can make today’s veneers .3 to .5 mm in depth (like a contact lens).  This allows for more conservative tooth preparations and greater natural translucency!

All of these improvements make for a more natural and beautiful restoration, and, more importantly, a more natural and beautiful smile!!