Veneers are thin pieces of durable porcelain that are custom made in a dental laboratory. They are made to match the shape and color of the patient’s teeth to create a natural look. The dentist bonds the veneers to the front of the teeth, covering the natural teeth and creating a beautiful smile. Porcelain veneers have the power to completely reshape your teeth and perfect your smile, making them an ideal solution to many dental conditions.
WHAT CAN THIS PROCEDURE REPAIR?
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Most minor cosmetic flaws
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE?
Getting porcelain veneers usually requires two visits. With little or no anesthesia, the dentist will prepare the teeth by lightly buffing and shaping their surfaces. A mold of the teeth will be taken, and the dentist will help you choose a shade of color fitting to your needs. On the second visit, the dentist will clean your teeth with specialized liquids designed to prepare the teeth for a durable bond. The veneers can then be cemented into place, restoring a bright and vibrant smile.
WHAT KIND OF FOLLOW UP CARE SHOULD I EXPECT?
At the last appointment, the dentist will give you specific care instructions for the porcelain veneers. Of course, brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly will help to protect the shining beauty of your new smile. Remember that veneers will provide you with a beautiful smile for many years, but they may eventually need replacement to maintain the same level of quality.