Veneers are used by our dentists for a variety of cosmetic applications, including:
Repair of small chips or cracks
Filling of unsightly spaces
Making teeth even and uniform
Covering severe dullness or discoloration
Veneers are made from either porcelain or a resin composite, either at our dental lab or in the office. When a veneer is used for repairing just one tooth or a small number of teeth the color is matched to your other teeth after a professional cleaning.
The procedure for veneer applications is performed over two visits. The first visit is crucial, as that is when your teeth are examined and the overall health of your mouth is determined as being acceptable for veneers. Then, we work with you in choosing the proper color and advise you of what you can expect once the veneers are applied to the teeth.
Also during this first visit, we prepare your teeth for the veneers and make a mold of your teeth to ensure a perfect fit. If possible, we’ll fit you with temporary veneers so you can get a better idea of what to expect.