When teeth are chipped, stained, misshapen, crooked or have gaps, you can improve the look of your smile with durable porcelain dental veneers.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that is used to improve the appearance of teeth or protect them from damage. They are thin, custom-made shells that fit over the front of your teeth. Customized to match the shape and color of your teeth, they easily correct imperfections and look very natural.
There are two main material types; composite and porcelain veneers. Composite veneers are built from a thin layer that adapts to the natural shape of the teeth, while porcelain veneers are created in a separate lab and bonded to the teeth with dental cement in the office.
Who are Veneers Suitable for?
Veneers are fitted to healthy teeth, so this is a necessity for successful treatment. If teeth are unhealthy, broken, or missing, there are several alternatives to try; including bridges, crowns, dentures, and implants.
How are Veneers Fitted?
First, a mold is made of your teeth. When your veneers are ready, the front of your natural teeth are prepared and the veneers are placed. When veneers are fitted, the original tooth structure is retained, and a layer of material is placed over the top. Veneers are stain-resistant, but to maintain their look, it’s best to avoid coffee, tea, red wine and tobacco, just like your natural teeth.
If you’d like to know more about how veneers can improve the look of your smile, contact us for an appointment to discuss or check other dental services we offer.