A Veneer is a thin, semi-transparent tooth shaped shell that is custom made of porcelain. Veneers are permanently bonded to the patient’s natural teeth, which are located in the “smile zone”, used to enhance shape, color, length or size. Veneers will help to fix gaps between teeth and/or improve the appearance of teeth that are discoloured, misshapened or misaligned.
- 1) The teeth are cleaned and any old surface restorations are removed.
- 2) An impression of the prepped tooth will be taken and sent to a laboratory where a similar veneer is fabricated.
- 3) Once completed, the veneer is applied with bonding resin and a curing light.
- 4) After the veneer is set, it’s polished & shaped to look like a natural tooth. Patients are generally very happy with this type of procedure, restoring the natural smile.