Dental veneers are used to cosmetically enhance the appearance of one or more teeth. Veneers are very thin, porcelain or resin shells that are customized for a desirable color and shape. They are bonded to the surface of the teeth to reshape broken, misshapen or irregular teeth, as well as provide a solution for discolored teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments. Patients typically achieve a natural tooth appearance that is well-tolerated by the gums and also resistant to future stains.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate?
Dental veneers may be right for you if you are looking for an alternative to crowns and caps. Veneers can help you if you have gaps between your teeth or teeth that are broken, chipped, irregularly shaped or misaligned. To find out more about whether these are right for you, schedule your consultation today.
What should I expect when I get my dental veneers?
The surface of the teeth must be prepared for bonding and then after administering a local anesthetic, your dentist will buff away approximately half a millimeter from the surface of the teeth. You’ll then bite into a mold that will be used to form your veneers in a dental lab. When they are ready, you’ll be asked to return to have them fitted, bonded and adjusted for shape and color.