Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental technician. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be conservative alternatives to crowns or braces.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday require replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long-lasting smile.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
Getting veneers usually requires two or more visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade is chosen by you and your dentist.
On the second visit, the teeth are cleansed with special agents to achieve the strongest bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light is used to set the cement.
You will receive instructions for veneers. Be sure to follow them. Also proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.