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Porcelain veneers

What are veneers?

Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-crafted cosmetic shells, fabricated from porcelain. Veneers are a classic “cosmetic” dental procedure that has helped rejuvenate smiles for decades.  These shells are meticulously designed in a laboratory to precisely cover the front surface of your teeth, instantly transforming the appearance of your smile.

Veneer Procedure

Are you a good candidate for veneers? 

 

The overall facial aesthetic of the patient is evaluated.

 A consultation is performed in order to custom design the crafted smile.

 Facial symmetry, occlusal cants, and parafunctional habits are evaluated as well.

 After a design goal is achieved between the patient and dentist, a diagnostic model is fabricated.

 

 

Take your new smile on a test drive! 

 

Once the diagnostic model has been fabricated, a trial smile is  prepared and temporarily applied so that the patient can evaluate the proposed cosmetic changes. If the patient agrees to the treatment, preparation proceeds.

 

 

What can I expect on prep day?

 

Once the design has been finalized, tooth preparation occurs. 

The smallest amount of tooth structure necessary to support the restoration is performed.

 At this point a digital scan or impression is performed, and the patient is placed in custom fabricated temporary veneers while the case is created.

 

 

Delivery & After Care

 

Once the case has been crafted, the temporary veneers are removed, and the final smile is placed. At this point the patient evaluates the improved aesthetics and approves the result. The veneers are then permanently bonding to the teeth following a strict adhesion protocol. 

cosmetic benefits:

The Cosmetic benefits of Veneers are as follows:

  • Dramatic smile enhancement: custom crafted porcelain veneers create stunningly enhanced smiles. 
  • Created to last, veneers that are prepared and applied properly have the same functional lifetime as full coverage dental crowns.
  • Minimal tooth preparation necessary for restorations. 
  • Stain resistant, veneers maintain their appearance throughout their lifetime, and prevent the accumulation of common staining.
  • Natural Appearance: The translucency of the porcelain veneers recreates the delicate appearance of natural enamel. 

considerations:

Veneers are a proven and predictable method of improving your smile. The customizability of the material allows for the creation of impeccable dental aesthetics, without the reduction of functionality. Veneers are a great option for those with healthy teeth who are interested in treating themselves to a cosmetic makeover.