veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are custom crafted
in a dental laboratory. They are bonded to the front and biting edges
of your teeth. Veneers are translucent and extremely natural looking.
They effectively close gaps between the teeth, and restore and protect
worn, chipped or misshapen teeth. Veneers are also great for whitening
permanently stained teeth, or teeth that have darkened naturally with
Translucent porcelain shells
we place veneers
will take two or more appointments to restore your teeth with veneers.
On the first appointment, we shape your teeth, then remove a thin
layer of the enamel (1/3 to 1/2 mm) from the tops, fronts and sides
so your teeth won't look or feel bulky once the veneers are placed.
Next, we take impressions of your prepared teeth. The impressions
are used to create precise working models of your teeth at a dental
lab. It's on these models that the veneers are crafted for a precise
the second appointment, we polish and clean your prepared teeth.
We then apply a mild acid to roughen the surface of the teeth and
increase the bond strength. We use a high-intensity light to harden
A prepared tooth
they're in place, veneers virtually become part of your teeth. You
can use them like you would your own teeth, because the bond is
extremely strong. Your final result is a more beautiful, natural
food that could chip, crack, or damage your natural teeth can
do the same to your new cosmetic restorations. Avoid sticky candies
and any unusually hard foods or substances.
or minimize foods that stain, such as tea, coffee, red wine, and
smoking or chewing tobacco will quickly yellow your veneers.
us know if you grind your teeth at night or engage in sports so
we can make you a custom mouthguard to protect your veneers.
to the look and feel of your new smile will take time, but soon
you'll be chewing and smiling with confidence.
Before and after veneer placement