Veneers can be used to correct teeth that are discolored and cannot be corrected with whitening. They are also used to correct chipped teeth, as well as to modify the shape of teeth, improving the overall look of the smile. Placed directly over the natural teeth, veneers can correct or conceal many issues, such as gaps, uneven, or crooked teeth, with a surface that appears and feels natural.
Applying porcelain veneers is a painless procedure, completed in two visits. The first visit includes preparation of the teeth and application of temporary veneers. To prepare the teeth, a thin layer of the front surface will be removed so that the porcelain will fit and look natural. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth for the lab to use in making the veneers specifically for your teeth. The temporary veneers protect your teeth and keep you comfortable until your permanent ones are ready. At the second visit, the temporary veneers are removed and the customized porcelain veneers are bonded to the prepared teeth.
The results appear to be completely natural and are resistant to normal staining.
Porcelain veneers can be used to create straight, attractive smiles almost instantly. Instead of years of orthodontic treatment, veneers can be used to straighten, even, and whiten teeth in two visits. Some cases may require crowns to complete the effect, which will depend upon the condition of the natural teeth including how crooked or crowded they are.