Porcelain Veneers

You will love porcelain veneers if you want a long lasting, million dollar smile. Porcelain veneers are thin, 1.-1.5 mm., facings placed on the front of your teeth to correct crowded teeth, misaligned teeth, discolored teeth, short teeth and worn teeth. They are predictable and color stable.

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 Veneers Patients

Porcelain Veneer Patient
Porcelain Veneer Patient

What does getting porcelain veneers involve?

Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure.

You will begin this process with photos and impressions of your teeth. We will then use these aids to mock-up your new smile. Once we get your approval, we can begin. 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 (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.

On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond.  Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.

Our dental lab, which is conveniently located just a few blocks away, gives us complete control over the outcome which is why you can get your smile in such a short period of time. Most practices take weeks, if not months to do the same thing and they also do not have complete control. Our dental lab really makes a difference.

You will receive care instructions for veneers.  Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.

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.