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. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and will someday have to be replaced. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
- – Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile
- – Crooked teeth
- – Misshapen teeth
- – 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. 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 the life of your new veneers. CEREC Technology Using the CEREC equipment, we can now complete a color-matched ceramic tooth restoration – filling, crown or veneer – in a single visit. This technology uses bio-compatible, tooth-colored material, so your dentition won’t be discolored by silver-colored fillings. Click here to learn more.