VENEERS

A veneer improves the appearance of a tooth by covering the visible front surface with a custom-made, tooth-colored porcelain overlay.

 

Our Dentists can complete a porcelain veneer treatment in just one office visit. With proper care and good oral hygiene, a veneer has a durable life.

When Prescribed

A veneer is often prescribed for a tooth that is:

  • Discolored or stained
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  • Worn down, chipped or broken
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  • Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped

It may also be prescribed to "fill the gap" between two otherwise healthy teeth.

Patient Experience

After a thorough exam of your teeth, gums and supporting bone structure, your Dentist will discuss treatment options with you and answer your questions. If the agreed upon treatment is a dental veneer, your Dentist will:

  • Apply a local anesthetic to the affected area of your mouth
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  • Remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your tooth to make place for the veneer
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  • Use 3-D imaging to design and create your veneer
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  • Clean and polish the tooth's front surface
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  • Bond the veneer in place to permanently affix it
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  • Expose the veneer to special hand-held light to harden the repaired surface of your tooth