Veneers can completely reshape your smile, leaving you looking and feeling better than ever! They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions, like chips, discoloration, and much more.
Veneers are very thin pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of your teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
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!
Dental veneers can create a uniform, white smile. But there are other several reasons you may want to consider porcelain veneers. They’re able to correct:
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure.
The dentist first prepares your teeth by lightly buffing and shaping the surface. We’ll then take an impression of your teeth, and together you’ll choose a shade (color) for the veneers.
However, we can also place temporary veneers so you can get an idea of how they will look once the procedure is complete. No matter what, you have the final say on your veneers. We do our best to show you how they can improve your aesthetic while actually improving the function of your smile.
During the second visit, the dentist will clean your teeth to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer, and a special light is used to harden and set the bond. The dentist will then make any final adjustments, whether it’s shaping, comfortability, or how well you’re able to chew, bite and speak with the veneers.
Afterwards, we’ll provide you with care instructions for keeping your veneers from chipping. The best way you can extend the life of your veneers is with proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits.
Porcelain veneers provide a lasting solution to several kinds of cosmetic dental issues, like chips, uneven teeth, and dental gaps. If you’re interested in learning more about your smile could look with veneers, contact us today for a consultation!