Veneers are a great way to repair minor cosmetic imperfections and reshape your teeth without removing a lot of tooth structure. They’re also perfect for changing the shade of teeth that won’t lighten with traditional whitening techniques.
Getting veneers usually require two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. Your teeth are prepared by removing a small amount of enamel off the surface of your teeth to allow for the thickness of the veneer. An impression is taken and a tooth shade will be chosen by you and the dentist. Once your veneer is ready, light-cured bonding cement is used to adhere the veneer into place.
During your consultation, we’ll examine your smile and create a treatment plan. We’ll take some photos and propose a timeline for treatment and go over the cost.
During the preparation process, we’ll reshape your teeth and take impressions to make your veneers look as natural as possible. We’ll also send you home with temporary veneers to protect your teeth and so you can get used to your new look.
Once your veneers are ready, we’ll cement them into place using a light-cured bonding resin and polish them to a brilliant shine.
Caring for your veneers is easy if you follow a few simple rules:
You’re an ideal candidate for veneers if your teeth and gums are healthy and your natural tooth is moderately straight. You also need enough enamel on your teeth to support the preparation process.
You should refrain from biting your nails and shouldn’t be a nighttime clencher or grinder, otherwise, you risk chipping your veneers. If you do grind your teeth at night, wearing a nightguard can help keep your veneers in good shape.