Veneers are very thin laminates of porcelain designed to cover the front surfaces
of teeth. They are bonded to the 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. 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 is chosen.
On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed to achieve a durable bond. Bonding
cement is then placed between the 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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