Making over your smile is easy with dental veneers. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that cover just the fronts of your teeth for a conservative alternative to crowns. They can transform your smile and give you a whole new look. Our dentist offers consultations that can help you decide if veneers are right for you, and all you need to do is call and schedule your appointment.
The veneers process begins with a complete evaluation. Our team will discuss your options, examine your teeth and work with you to design your new smile. Veneers are extremely thin, but they do add a minimal amount of thickness to your teeth. Therefore, your teeth will need to be prepared, about a half millimeter of enamel will typically need to be trimmed, or an amount the same thickness as the veneers. This ensures your comfort and a healthy bite after the veneers are placed. You might have temporary veneers attached to your teeth to protect them until the permanent veneers can be bonded.
We will take a mold of your teeth to serve as the model for your new veneers. Each veneer is carefully crafted and tinted to your precise specifications. Once they have been created, you can return to our office, we will check the fit and look of the veneers on your teeth. If you are happy with your new look, we will bond the veneers to your teeth using a special dental cement. Veneers can last 15 years or more with good care.
Taking care of your veneers is not much different from taking care of your teeth. Brush and floss as recommended, and visit us periodically for cleanings and exams. Call our office today to find out more about how porcelain veneers can give you the smile of your dreams.