Comprehensive Dentistry -> Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are an effective means to address a variety of cosmetic concerns for both men and women. Considered to be the ideal cosmetic solution when the overall appearance of the teeth is a primary concern, porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth. These ultra thin shells of porcelain can be designed to correct a variety of imperfections including discolored, worn, chipped or fractured teeth. For patients who are not happy with the shape or alignment of their teeth, porcelain veneers can also be used to eliminate spaces between the teeth and help slightly crowded or overlapping teeth appear straighter. Often, patients who have considered several cosmetic treatments such as whitening, bonding and orthodontics have discovered that veneers can address multiple concerns at once, making them extremely versatile.

Another major benefit is that porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable with excellent translucency towards natural light, allowing them to perfectly mimic natural teeth without looking artificial or fake. Although extremely thin, the porcelain shells are quite durable and have considerable strength and stain resistance to them. This allows us to treat your teeth in the most conservative and least invasive manner but not have to worry about any special considerations towards their maintenance and care. Just brush and floss as you normally would and your veneers will look great.

The process begins by minimally preparing the front surfaces of your teeth in order to accommodate the thickness of the veneers. Impressions of your teeth are then taken along with precise specifications and measurements which will be used to fabricate your custom veneers. Once made, the porcelain shells are securely and permanently bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth, completing the process in as little as two visits. With proper care and regular check-up visits, your veneers will be a part of your beautiful smile and personality for many years to come.