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
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile.
They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many
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.
Reasons for porcelain
Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful
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
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete
the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. 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
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper
brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new
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