Veneers are a very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped, porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) in a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful smile.
Veneers reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating much cosmetic dentistry for the front teeth.
As with most dental restorations, veneers may someday need replacement. However, they are still very durable and can last many years, giving you a beautiful, long lasting smile.
Reasons For Porcelain Veneers
• Misshapen teeth.
• Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
• Crooked teeth.
• Worn or chipped teeth.
• Severely discolored or stained teeth.
• Teeth that are too small or large.
• Unwanted or uneven spaces.
What does getting Porcelain Veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process.
First Visit:The teeth are lightly buffed and shaped 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 Dr. Snodgrass.
Second Visit:On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
Care for Porcelain Veneers:You will receive care instructions for your veneers. Brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will add to the life of your new and beautiful veneers.