Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain or resin that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. Click here and view "Cosmetic/Veneer" video. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. When used appropriately they can often be a good solution in treating many dental conditions.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. But they are quite durable and can last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
Severely discolored or stained teeth.
Teeth that are too small or too large.
Unwanted or uneven spaces.
Worn or chipped teeth.
What does getting veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, sometimes with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth must be prepared by lightly reducing, refreshing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. Prepless veneers are advertised but are practicable in very few cases. A mold or impression of your prepared teeth is made and a shade (color) is chosen with your guidance. This information is sent to the dental who manufactures the veneers.
On the second visit the teeth are cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.
If you have questions about veneers or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.