The porcelain veneer is a very thin piece of porcelain that is custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory.  The veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth in order to create an attractive and beautiful smile.

With veneers, you can completely change the shape and appearance of your teeth.  In many cases, they offer an alternative to crowns and are the best solution for treating a wide range of dental conditions.

Like most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may need to be replaced at some point in the future.  Besides being durable and long-lasting, they will also provide you with a beautiful, long-lasting smile for many years to come.

Porcelain veneers are used for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Spaces that are unwanted or uneven.
  • Worn or chipped teeth.
  • Misshapen teeth.
  • Teeth that are severely discolored or stained.
  • Cosmetically, to create a smile that is uniform, white, and beautiful.
  • Teeth that are crooked.
  • Tooth sizes that are too large or too small.

What are the steps involved in getting porcelain veneers?

Veneers are generally applied in two visits with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure.  The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface in order to accommodate the thickness of the veneer.  Taking a mold or impression of the teeth is the first step, and the dentist and you will select a shade (color) together.

To ensure a durable bond, the teeth will be cleaned with special liquids on the second visit.  The bonding cement is then placed between the veneer and the tooth and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.

You will receive instructions on how to care for your veneers.  By brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly, you can extend the life of your new veneers.

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