Veneers are thin but durable tooth-shaped porcelain strips that are custom made to fit your teeth in 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. In addition to their cosmetic benefits, they can often be effective alternatives to crowns, and are an ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
The veneer application process usually takes place over two visits to the dentist's office, and requires little or no anesthesia. The teeth are lightly buffed and shape to allow for the slight additional thickness of the veneer. Then, we'll take an impression of the teeth, and their colour will be selected by you and the dentist.
The second appointment in the veneer application process involves cleaning the teeth 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.
Veneers can help improve:
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth