Veneers are custom-made, shell-like coverings that fit over the front surface of a tooth and blend in with your natural tooth color. Made either from porcelain or a resin composite material, veneers are very thin and are ideal for changing the color, shape, size or length of a natural tooth. Typically, veneers are only placed on the part of a tooth that is visible when talking or smiling.
What is involved in the process?
The veneer process involves two appointments. At the first appointment, we will take an impression of the tooth (or teeth) requiring the veneer and prepare the tooth surface to receive the covering. While some tooth surface must be removed prior to any veneer being placed, a resin veneer requires less removal due to it being thinner than a porcelain veneer. Our dentists can provide you with a temporary veneer during the 2-3 weeks it takes to receive your custom-made veneers from the laboratory.
At the second appointment, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. Our bonding process allows patients to enjoy natural, tooth-colored bonding material that improves the structure and appearance of their teeth.
How can they improve my teeth's appearance?
Veneers can improve teeth color and allignment and are great solutions for chipped/broken teeth, irregularly shaped teeth or teeth that have gaps between them.
Types of Dental Vaneers
There are two types of dental veneers that are most commonly used in cosmetic dentistry: porcelain and composite. Porcelain vaneers are resistant to staining and are very durable, but this type of material is more expensive. Composite vaneers are a great option for many but may need to be replaced as the material wears down more quickly. Click a link below for more information about the types of vaneers we offer: