Veneers are very thin shells of ceramic that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory and bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth.
They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. As a cosmetic dental procedure, dental veneers create a brighter, whiter smile composed of more perfectly aligned and shapely teeth. Veneers are sometimes placed for cosmetic reasons alone, rather than for necessary health purposes. Due to the translucent quality of today's porcelain, veneers provide a more natural look than what has been available in the past allowing for a beautiful and natural looking 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.
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.
Genetics, some people may be born with abnormal appearance of teeth or spacing
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process. While the teeth are numb, they 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 made 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 with the most advanced and proven materials available selected by our office 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. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.