Veneers are thin porcelain facings that are permanently bonded to the front of the teeth allowing us to change the look, color and shape of the teeth. Veneers are a great way to change front teeth that are chipped, small, worn, stained, unevenly spaced or slightly crooked. Placing porcelain veneers can give you a completely new and more attractive smile.
The first step and probably the most important one in changing your smile with veneers is to evaluate your desires and to help you visualize the end result. We do this by having the lab create your new smile in a wax on a stone model of your teeth. At this point we can discuss and begin to customize your smile.
After that, it takes only two appointments to complete the treatment. At the first visit the teeth are prepared to receive the veneers and a mould is taken for the lab. The lab will use this mould to make your veneers. At this appointment, we would also make you a temporary set of veneers to try out for a few weeks so you can have an idea of what your new smile will feel like.
At the second appointment we will bond the veneers to the teeth and adjust your bite so that it is in harmony with your new smile. Teeth with dental veneers are taken care of just like your natural teeth. You need to brush and floss and sometimes we will recommend a night guard to prevent any damage to the veneers from excessive grinding.