Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored porcelain restorations that are used to cover the outer layer of the teeth that we see when we smile. They are conservative by design, but offer superior esthetics and significant strength allowing for a longevity that can last for decades.
They are a fantastic option to improve the appearance of your smile. By design, you can use them to change the shape, size, and color of your teeth. As they are made of porcelain, they will not succumb to stains over time. Veneers are the most conservative porcelain restoration we offer, requiring minimal tooth reduction to make room for them on the teeth. In order to have veneers placed, your bite and tooth alignment must be in a favorable position to avoid damaging the restorations.
Your dental professional can evaluate your teeth and bite to see if you are a candidate for veneers. If you are interested in a more permanent, long-lasting restoration like a dental veneer, set up an appointment for an evaluation with your dentist today.
Dental Veneers FAQ
A dental veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that covers the outside or visual part of the tooth you see when you smile.
A thin piece of porcelain, called a veneer, is designed in the ideal shape and color, then bonded to the outer layer of the tooth.
The teeth are minimally prepared, then an impression or scan is taken. Temporary veneers made out of acrylic are put on the teeth while the lab makes the custom porcelain veneers. At a second appointment, the temporary veneers are removed and the permanent veneers are bonded on with a strong resin cement.
Clip-in veneers are temporary and meant for short use.
In certain situations, conservative porcelain veneers are the best.
Temporary veneers are acrylic veneers, made chairside during the first appointment.