What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the visible part of your teeth - primarily the front teeth. By adhering to the existing enamel, veneers are able to maintain the strength of your original teeth while adding a completely new, white exterior. When done correctly, they are undetectable and mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. An additional bonus is that the porcelain in the veneers is stain-resistant, so if you continue to smoke, drink coffee or tea, or drink wine, you are less likely to see a change in the color over time.
Veneers are a great way to give a perfect finish to your smile. Thanks to innovative techniques and attention to detail, almost any cosmetic problem can be corrected using the latest veneer procedures even something as simple as discoloration or as complex as misaligned teeth.
Most patients can go through the entire process in as little as two or three weeks. The first appointment is used to make a model of your existing teeth to create a best fit scenario for your future smile. During the next visit, your teeth are shaped to prepare them for the new porcelain finish, and your dentist will attach temporary veneers while the lab creates the permanent replacements. The final visit is when the true transformation takes place, as your permanent veneers are put into place. The results are instantaneous, and you will walk out the door with a new, natural-looking smile.