Porcelain veneers are a lifesaver for those with discolored, crooked, misshapen, chipped, or oddly sized teeth. These very thin pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain are custom-made and adhered to the front of the teeth. They are capable of completely transforming your teeth and smile, and frequently eliminate the need for crowns.
Many people choose veneers simply for their cosmetic appeal. They are a simple way to create a uniform, bright smile, and will last for years. If you want a whiter and more beautiful smile, veneers may be the ideal solution.
The Veneers Process
Getting veneers is a fairly simple process, usually completed in two appointments. Your dentist will prepare the surfaces of your teeth to allow space for the veneer, take an impression of them, and then work with you to decide on a shade that most closely matches the rest of your smile.
At a later visit, your teeth will be cleaned so the veneer will bond, and then the veneers will be cemented. A special light is used to allow the cement to set, the veneers are then polished, your bite is checked and you are on your way with a beautiful new smile. Your dentist will provide any specific instructions, and advise you to continue brushing and flossing to keep your entire mouth healthy and beautiful.