Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile and can last many years. They provide an alternative to crowns for certain dental conditions.
Reasons for porcelain veneers are crooked or misshapen teeth, severely discolored or stained teeth, teeth that are too small or large, unwanted or uneven spaces or worn or chipped teeth.
What does the procedure involve?
Two visits usually complete the process of getting veneers. The teeth are lightly buffed and the surface shaped to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a veneer color chosen.
On the second visit the teeth are cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is placed between the tooth and veneer. A special light is used to harden and set the bond.