What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are a thin, semi-translucent laminate permanently bonded to your teeth. While they're not suitable for every patient, veneers are the most aesthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth, including:
|•||Diastemas (spaces between teeth)|
|•||Broken or chipped teeth|
|•||Unsightly, stained, or washed-out fillings|
|•||Permanently stained or discolored teeth that can't be bleached|
Advantages and Benefits of Veneers
|•||The procedure takes only two appointments|
|•||A conservative amount of tooth structure is removed during the procedure|
|•||Veneers are the most biocompatible material you can use next to the gingiva|
|•||A healthy "natural" look is achieved; in fact, porcelain veneers are the most aesthetic restoration in dentistry|
How are Porcelain Veneers done?
At your first appointment with Dr. Vallely, your teeth will be prepared for the veneers and an impression is taken. This impression is then sent to a lab where each porcelain veneer is custom-made to the dentist's specifications. Beautiful temporaries are fabricated to simulate your new smile so you can expect to leave the first appointment looking better than when you arrived. At the second appointment, the veneers are permanently adhered to the natural teeth.