Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions. The durability of porcelain veneers make them a preferred alternative to crowns for most tooth restorations. Veneers protect the surface of a damaged tooth, often eliminating the need for a crown’s more detailed restoration process.
Veneers Look Natural
Because porcelain veneers are customized to match the natural look of your existing teeth, the veneers are virtually undetectable, as well as long lasting. No one but you and the dentist will know that you have them.
Each Veneer is crafted to match the size, shape and color of your teeth to precise specifications. Using the finest porcelain available allows us to recreate the translucency and integrity of your natural teeth. In addition to evening out your smile, what makes porcelain veneers such a terrific option is the fact that they are stain resistant. This means that you can help maintain the brightness of your smile for years to come.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
Severely discolored or stained teeth.
Teeth that are too small or large.
Unwanted or uneven spaces.
- Worn or chipped teeth.
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.
On the second visit the teeth will be 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.