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 can fix gaps between teeth and/or improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, misshapened or misaligned.
- 1) The teeth are cleaned and any old surface restorations are removed.
- 2) An impression is taken of the prepped tooth and sent to a lab where a veneer is fabricated.
- 3) Once completed, the veneer is applied with bonding resin and a curing light.
- 4) After the veneer is set, it is shaped and polished to look like a natural tooth. Patients are generally very happy with this type of procedure, restoring the natural smile.