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.
What does getting Porcelain Veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process. The teeth are prepared by reshaping the tooth surface to allow for the thickness of the porcelain veneer. A colour is selected by you and the dentist. An impression is taken and an aesthetic temporary cover will be placed so you leave with a nice smile.
Reasons for Porcelain Veneers:
- Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
- Crooked teeth.
- Misshapen teeth.
- Severely discoloured or stained teeth.
- Teeth that are too small or large.
- Unwanted or uneven spaces.
- Worn or chipped teeth.