Porcelain veneers are custom designed, thin shells of tooth coloured porcelain or composite resin that are made to fit over your teeth, much like false fingernails.
Veneers are used to provide a cosmetic solution for a variety of dental problems including: uneven or crooked teeth, stained or discoloured teeth, to close the gap between teeth, to cover chipped or broken teeth or to cover worn down teeth.
They provide another option to crowns and fillings to achieve a natural looking smile.
Call us today and we would be happy to go over your porcelain veneer options with you.
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
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 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.