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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are great for reshaping your teeth and restoring your smile. They are a good alternative to crowns and can correct a variety of dental issues.

Made of thin pieces of strong, tooth-shaped porcelain, veneers are created in a dental laboratory to the exact shape and size of your teeth. As the name suggests, they are bonded to your front teeth to create an appealing smile.

Veneers are quite durable, but like most restorations, they may eventually require replacement.

Why porcelain veneers?

  • To create a uniform, white, attractive smile.
  • Crooked or misshapen teeth.
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces.
  • Damaged or chipped teeth.
  • Teeth that are too small or large.
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth.

What is the procedure for porcelain veneers?

A porcelain veneer procedure can be done with little to no anesthesia. To complete the process, two visits are usually required. First, your dentist will gently buff and shape the teeth to allow for the thickness of the veneer. With your dentist’s advice, you will choose the shade that best suits you, and an impression (mold) will be taken.

During the second visit, a special cleansing liquid will be applied to your teeth to prepare them for adhesives. Bonding cement is applied between the veneer surface and the tooth. The bond is then hardened and set by a special light beam. Follow our aftercare instructions for long lasting results.

With proper brushing, flossing and regular dentist visits, your new veneers will last for many years. If you feel you are a candidate, contact our dentist today for the many benefits of porcelain veneers. For any questions you might have, visit our FAQs or Facts page.


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