Porcelain veneers round out your smileA Beautiful New Smile in just two Visits!

Natural, strong and long lasting, porcelain veneers are a popular choice for people who want to improve the look and function of teeth. If you have healthy teeth and gums, but are unhappy with the way your smile looks, porcelain veneers may be a quick and easy solution. Porcelain veneering is a common practice in cosmetic dentistry.

Veneers can help brighten front teeth that have permanent stains or discoloration and can’t be whitened. They may be used to correct small gaps between the front teeth, teeth that are poorly shaped or slightly crooked, or teeth that are chipped, worn or eroded. If you have healthy teeth and gums, but are unhappy with the way your smile looks, veneers might be right for you.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain facings that the doctor affixes to your teeth in a simple, comfortable procedure that requires just a few appointments. You can whiten your teeth, close spaces, and create a great smile easily and affordably. Veneers, which normally require a slight reduction of enamel, are bonded to the tooth to assure a permanent fix. For decades dentists have been using materials which can create a durable bond to tooth enamel. The porcelain veneer technique utilizes these bonding materials to securely attach a thin sheet of porcelain to a damaged tooth. Although porcelain is inherently brittle, when it is firmly bonded to a tooth, it becomes very strong and durable. Porcelain replaces the worn or damaged tooth enamel, and the veneer is chemically bonded for strength and durability. Porcelain veneers are aesthetically pleasing, natural looking and durable.

Why Choose Veneers?

You can enjoy a perfect smile in as few as two visits! If you already have relatively good dental health and simply want to improve your appearance, veneers may be the best solution. Typically made of porcelain, veneers are bonded to your teeth using a safe, high technology polymer resin. The results are nothing short of amazing. Since each veneer is individually sculpted to match each tooth, even an experienced dentist will have to get very close to tell your perfect smile isn’t inherited. You can expect your veneers to stay bright and strong for many years simply by following standard good oral hygiene practices.

The benefits of porcelain veneers over other cosmetic dentistry options:

They won’t discolor with age, as normal teeth do
They require minimal modification to existing teeth
Many teeth can be corrected at one time
Veneers are handcrafted to fit your unique smile
Veneers can make dark or stained teeth brighter
Minor overlaps and small gaps disappear
Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to chipping and fracture
They look and feel just like normal teeth – you can’t tell the difference!
Veneers are super high quality porcelain, and are very stain resistant
Also known as “instant orthodontics,” veneers can actually help strengthen existing teeth
Porcelain veneers, because they are glass-like, are translucent. When they are bonded onto a tooth’s surface they mimic the light handling characteristics of enamel. This translucency effect provides a sense of depth, and thus a very life-like appearance.
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 and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile.  They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating 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:

Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
Crooked teeth.
Misshapen teeth.
Severely discolored or stained teeth.
Teeth that are too small or 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.  The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer.  A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.

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 veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.

You will receive care instructions for veneers.  Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.