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Porcelain Veneers

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There’s never been a better way to dramatically change everything about your smile than with porcelain veneers. With porcelain veneers, you can: 

  • Correct the size and shape of each tooth
  • Select the color and shade that you want your smile to have
  • Change the appearance of crowding, gaps, or chipped teeth
  • Dramatically improve your entire smile with just one set of restorations across your teeth 

Porcelain veneers are thin restorations that are placed directly over your natural teeth. This allows your teeth to maintain their strength and integrity, but still support the thin restorations that cover the front of the teeth. 

Your treatment will begin with an initial consultation where you discuss what you like or don’t like about your smile. You and your dentist will determine how you would like your teeth to be shaped or shaded, and then an impression of your teeth will be taken. A “wax up” will be created with a prospective set of veneers for you to look at and inspect before any permanent treatment is completed. Once you’ve made any final changes, the model will be used to create the permanent porcelain restorations. 

In one or two weeks, you’ll return for your application visit. The teeth will need to be gently adjusted or conditioned before the veneers can be put in place. This will allow them to bond directly to the tooth in a way that is long-lasting and looks natural. One by one, each porcelain veneer is permanently bonded with each of your teeth, until your entire smile has what looks like a brand new set of teeth. Your new teeth will be whiter, straighter, and brighter…permanently!

Posted on behalf of Find Local Dentists

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