Porcelain Veneers

A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth.  This is a more conservative restoration than a crown, as the tooth is minimally reduced, but they are not appropriate for all cases.  Porcelain veneers can be used to correct crowded, spaced, short, chipped, worn, stained, or discolored teeth.  When providing a smile makeover with veneers, we take appropriate photos and records in order to create a digital smile design and template of what you want your final restorations to look like.  From that template, we know how much and where to reduce your teeth and make temporaries for you to “test drive” what your final restorations will be like.  If changes need to be made, they are done to the temporaries and communicated to the lab when making your final restorations.  The porcelain veneers are bonded on to the teeth with a resin, making them a more durable and esthetic restoration choice than composite.