In just two visits, a veneer can reverse years of stains caused by foods, caffeine and tobacco use or correct crooked, crowded teeth. Veneers are ultra-thin custom-made laminates of ceramic (porcelain) which are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of your front teeth.
Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth's color, size or shape. Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline and damage due to an injury or as a result of a root-canal procedure. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may be candidates for veneers. Although thin veneers can be performed without the removal of any tooth, sometimes the procedure requires the removal of some enamel. Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed.
After getting veneers, it is recommended to avoid foods and beverages that may stain or discolor them, such as coffee, tea or red wine.
If you are thinking of having veneers done to improve your smile, we recommend having a tooth whitening treatment first. That way we can match the veneers to your new lighter shade. Contact our office today for a complimentary consult to see if you are a candidate for veneers.