Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers can be used to enhance the shape, size or color of your teeth — while providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.

A dental veneer is a thin layer of extremely strong porcelain that substitutes for natural tooth enamel. When bonded to your teeth, veneers can create a natural-looking, beautiful new surface. Like natural tooth enamel, dental porcelain is translucent and tough. Unlike tooth enamel, however, dental veneers don't stain.

Veneers can improve many teeth characteristics:

  • Color — Teeth can become stained foods, drinks, smoking and normal aging. Veneers shades range from natural to Hollywood white.
  • Size and Shape — Teeth can become worn down, or they may not have the shape or size you want. Veneers can be designed to best flatter your face.
  • Alignment and Spacing — While improving tooth color and shape, veneers can close small gaps between teeth or make slight alignment corrections.

The first step towards creating a new smile with porcelain veneers? You need to be able to communicate what you don't like about your current smile. Bringing pictures of smiles you like can help you to start the discussion.

Your dentist may need to remove a small amount of enamel to prepare your teeth. A skilled dental laboratory will then use molds of your teeth to create your veneers. (You will wear a temporary set of veneers during the few weeks it takes to create your permanent veneers.) When the veneers arrive from the lab, they will be cemented onto your teeth.

Caring for porcelain veneers requires gentle brushing and flossing every day to remove dental plaque and ensure gum health. Regular dental checkups will remain just as important as always.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers can be used to enhance the shape, size or color of your teeth — while providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.

A dental veneer is a thin layer of extremely strong porcelain that substitutes for natural tooth enamel. When bonded to your teeth, veneers can create a natural-looking, beautiful new surface. Like natural tooth enamel, dental porcelain is translucent and tough. Unlike tooth enamel, however, dental veneers don't stain.

Veneers can improve many teeth characteristics:

  • Color — Teeth can become stained foods, drinks, smoking and normal aging. Veneers shades range from natural to Hollywood white.
  • Size and Shape — Teeth can become worn down, or they may not have the shape or size you want. Veneers can be designed to best flatter your face.
  • Alignment and Spacing — While improving tooth color and shape, veneers can close small gaps between teeth or make slight alignment corrections.

The first step towards creating a new smile with porcelain veneers? You need to be able to communicate what you don't like about your current smile. Bringing pictures of smiles you like can help you to start the discussion.

Your dentist may need to remove a small amount of enamel to prepare your teeth. A skilled dental laboratory will then use molds of your teeth to create your veneers. (You will wear a temporary set of veneers during the few weeks it takes to create your permanent veneers.) When the veneers arrive from the lab, they will be cemented onto your teeth.

Caring for porcelain veneers requires gentle brushing and flossing every day to remove dental plaque and ensure gum health. Regular dental checkups will remain just as important as always.

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