Porcelain veneers are extremely thin coverings of strong porcelain bonded to the fronts of teeth. They are used to address a variety of cosmetic issues, and they can dramatically change the appearance of your teeth and overall smile.
Treatment is straightforward and conservative. A small amount of tooth structure, as thin as the veneer itself, is removed to create space for the porcelain. Impressions of your teeth and bite are made, and models are sent to a dental laboratory. There, custom porcelain veneers are fabricated in the color, size, and shape determined by you and your dentist. At your final visit, the veneers are bonded to your teeth using bonding cement.
Like most dental restorations, porcelain veneers are not permanent. With good home care and regular dental visits, they can last for a decade or more but may eventually require replacement.
Dental porcelain beautifully mimics the appearance of natural teeth. Veneers are used to
address a variety of issues, including:
• Discolored teeth.
• Crooked teeth.
• Chipped, irregular teeth.
• Teeth that are too small or too large.
• Unwanted spaces.
Certain conditions cannot be addressed by porcelain veneers. Very large spaces and severely misaligned teeth, for example, may be better treated by Orthodontics. Large amounts of tooth structure lost to decay or trauma may need to be restored with full coverage crowns. In either case, a variety of cosmetic treatment options can be used in combination to ensure you leave our office smiling.
We work with all PPO insurance plans, and we are in network with 6 major companies. Please call our office with questions, especially if you do not see your provider listed.