Procedures

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) to cover the front surface of teeth.  They are fabricated in a dental laboratory based off an impression taken by your dentist and made specifically to meet the aesthetic desires of the patient.

Reasons for porcelain veneers:

  • Cosmetically, to create a uniform 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 shaping the front surfaces 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 curing light 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.


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