What are Dental Veneers?
A dental veneer is a thin layer of synthetic material (porcelain or composite) that is placed over the tooth's surface to improve the tooth's attractiveness in terms of alignment, color or shape. A substantial aesthetic effect can be obtained with a veneer and minimal tooth preparation is required.
Veneers are applied to the teeth in 3 visits to the dentist:
Visit # 1: Veneer Preparation
The teeth are prepared by removing 0.3 to 0.5 mm of enamel (the thickness of a fingernail) to allow room for the veneer layer. An impression of the teeth is taken and sent to the specialized dental laboratory that will create the veneers.
Visit #2: Veneer Try-In
The appearance and fit of the veneer is checked in your mouth to ensure that it meets with your approval. Further try-ins may be scheduled until the veneer looks right.
Visit #3: Veneer Bonding
Bonding involves all the steps that permanently attach the veneer to the tooth. After a cleaning of the tooth, the veneer is bonded to the teeth with a special dental cement. This cement is then hardened with a blue curing light.
Contact us today to set a veneer appointment with us.