If you’re looking to hide gaps, crookedness, chips or severe stains, but aren’t interested in invasive procedures in order to get the perfect smile, then porcelain veneers might just be the right dental treatment for you. Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to hide imperfections.
If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was then porcelain veneers can help you recover your smile! These restorations are an excellent way to redesign your smile by changing the appearance of the front teeth. Cosmetic veneers are used to fix issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth and many other issues. Veneers are made from a thin ceramic shell that cover the front surface of your existing teeth.
Before porcelain veneers are put on, we will shave a minimal amount of enamel off of your natural tooth to make room for the veneers. Once this is done, we will pick dental veneers with a shade that match your natural teeth, so you have a smile that looks all yours. Veneers are a great way to get the smile you’ve always wanted without having to shave down the majority of your natural tooth or wearing braces.
Cosmetic veneers take approximately two to three visits to complete. In the first visit, we will discuss the cosmetic plan of what we are going to accomplish using veneers. During this visit an impression of your teeth is taken and sent to a dental lab for creation of a waxup which will serve as the blueprint for the treatment. Once we have put a plan in place, we will carefully prepare the teeth for the placement of the new veneers. As we complete this phase of the process, the next step is to take an impression of the newly prepared teeth. This impression will be sent to our laboratory for the final veneers to be made which takes between 10-14 days. While the new veneers are being fabricated at the lab, we will provide you with a beautiful temporary set of veneers to wear.
During the last appointment the temporary veneers are removed and the final cosmetic restorations are placed onto the teeth. As the veneers are finalized, we will make every effort to make sure that your new veneers will feel just like your natural teeth. We will bond them into place ensuring that you can enjoy your new smile for a very long time!