What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain material that are placed on the front surface of teeth in order to give a whiter, straighter smile. Porcelain veneers allow for slight alterations to the size, shape and color of the tooth. Veneers give you the ultimate smile makeover experience by transforming your smile in as little as two to three visits!
What can Veneers fix?
Most cosmetic dental problems such as chipped, stained, gapped or misaligned teeth can be fixed with Veneers. Veneers are an excellent alternative to “bonding”, which is the process of using white plastic material to improve the color and shape of your teeth.
Veneers are a great alternative to traditional braces! Often they are referred to as instant orthodontics and can be used to reposition your teeth with immediate results. No need to wear braces for many years!
What is the process for Veneers?
The most important step of the veneer process is to design the custom smile that you have always dreamed of! Our team of dentists will work with you to achieve the desired look and color of your dream smile. Once the decision has been made, the second appointment consists of your teeth being prepared for porcelain veneers. Since veneers are extremely thin, barely any tooth structure is removed in preparation for cementation. Impressions are made, and temporary veneers are placed that look like the final product. Adjustments to the temporary veneers are made to match the desired shape and size. Within two weeks, the custom-designed final veneers are ready to be placed! They will look natural and function the same as your natural teeth.
If you are considering Veneers, please contact our office for a consultation!