Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom-made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution for many dental conditions.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
- Need for cosmetic enhancement to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth that are too small or too large
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
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. Dr. Vann will prepare each tooth by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. She will then take a mold of the teeth, and the two of you will choose a shade (color) for the veneers.
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 the veneer, and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instruction at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, a proper diet, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneer.
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