A porcelain veneer is a thin covering over another surface. In dentistry, a veneer is a wafer-thin layer of super-strong porcelain that convincingly substitutes for natural tooth enamel. When bonded to your teeth, veneers can create a natural-looking, beautiful new surface. That's because dental porcelain, like natural tooth enamel, is translucent and tough. But it doesn't stain like tooth enamel does. They are often used to transform teeth in the “aesthetic zone,” or the area that shows when you smile. In placing these new veneers on your teeth, you can fix the look of issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth and many other cosmetic imperfections.
Placing porcelain veneers typically takes approximately two to three visits. In the first visit, we will discuss your goals for the smile you are looking to achieve. Once the plan has been agreed upon, your teeth will be prepared by removing a small amount of enamel, if this step is necessary. Impressions of your teeth will be taken and used by a skilled dental laboratory to create your veneers, and you will receive a temporary set of veneers to wear during the few weeks it will take to create your permanent veneers. We only utilize the highest standard local laboratory for fabrication of all our work. As the veneers are finalized, we will make every effort to make sure that your new veneers look and feel perfect!