Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are attached directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Producing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.
The procedure is simple: A dentist trims back a slight amount of enamel on the front of the tooth, then takes an impression of the area. The impression is sent to a dental laboratory, where the veneer is produced to match the shape and shade of your tooth. (Your dentist may make a temporary veneer for you to wear in the meantime.) Once the veneer is manufactured, your dentist checks the shade and fit before cementing it onto the tooth.
When bonded to the teeth, ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options. With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.