Veneers are very thin pieces of tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a ceramist in a 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 less invasive alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and will someday have to be replaced. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.
On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed 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.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.
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