Veneers are very thin ceramic laminates of porcelain designed to cover the front surfaces of your
teeth. They are bonded to your teeth creating a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers can
completely reshape your teeth and smile. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not
permanent and will someday have to be replaced. They are very durable and will last many years,
giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
- Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful 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
Porcelain veneer procedure:
Porcelain veneers usually involve two visits, requiring little or no anesthesia throughout the
procedure. Your 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 is chosen.
On the second visit your teeth will be cleansed to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then
placed between your tooth and veneer and a special 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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