What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of tooth-colored porcelain materials that adhere to the front surfaces of your teeth. They’re used on the front teeth – the ones that are visible when smiling – (The critical cosmetic zone) to correct issues like cracks, chips, uneven edges, stains, discolorations, gaps between teeth, teeth that appear “too small” in relation to other teeth (sometimes referred to as a “gummy smile”), rotated and malposed teeth.
Porcelain veneers process
The application of a veneer typically takes two visits. Veneers are thin (1.5mm thick) but they still take up some room on the surface of the tooth. During the first visit, a small amount of your natural tooth material will be removed to allow room for the veneer so it doesn’t overlap the teeth on either side. An impression of the tooth will be made and sent to the lab where the veneer will be fabricated. A temporary veneer will be placed on the tooth to protect it while your permanent veneer is being made. At the second visit, the temporary veneer will be removed and the permanent veneer will be adhered to the tooth surface using a very strong bonding agent. Then the veneer will be gently buffed so it looks and feels completely natural.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Once veneers are placed in our office, the patient’s smile literally lights up the room.
Patients exhibit great joy. Their self-esteem and self-confidence are immediately improved. We have been told stories where people have gotten promotions, became engaged and started working out and eating healthy. All because of our veneer, smile makeover. These are the moments that make a dentist smile as brightly as his patients’.