Whether your front teeth are cracked, chipped, crooked, gapped, worn, or stained, porcelain veneers are the ultimate solution for restoring beauty and functionality to your smile. In just two visits to our dental office, these thin sheets of porcelain are bonded to your existing front teeth to produce a polished, natural-looking result.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
- Do not stain
- Long lasting
- Natural appearance
- Straighten teeth fast
- Repair chips, cracks, and surface irregularities
- Close gaps
- Mask tooth discoloration
- Pain-free treatment
During the patient’s initial visit, about ½ millimeter of enamel is removed from each tooth that will receive a veneer. This will make room for the thin sheets of porcelain that will be bonded to each tooth. A mold will be taken of your teeth, which is then sent to a dental laboratory to create your completely customized veneers. Temporary veneers are usually placed at the end of this appointment.
Once the custom veneers are created, you will have a second appointment during which the veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth. Your dentist ensures the fit and color are exact before applying any cement. Your teeth are then cleaned, polished, and etched to allow for the strongest bond. A special light will activate chemicals in the cement that secure the veneer to the tooth. Any excess cement is removed, and the procedure is complete. No anesthesia is needed for the entire procedure, and patients can enjoy their new, beautiful smile immediately.