Dental veneers are a cosmetic procedure in which thin tooth colored shells are bonded to your tooth’s surface. This is a popular method used by patients to improve the appearance of teeth. Veneers are custom-made to fit each individual smile and facial features.
Porcelain & Composite
Porcelain and composite veneers are the two types of veneers that are most commonly used. Porcelain veneers are made custom in a dental laboratory, while composite resin are not. Due to their custom fit, porcelain veneers are overall more durable, and have a greater resistance to stain. Composite veneers are financially less expensive than porcelain appliances, but they are not as long lasting.
Patients use dental veneers to enhance the following dental issues:
• Discolored or stained teeth
• Misshapen or misaligned teeth
• Chipped or broken teeth
• Small gaps within teeth
The procedure of applying dental veneers cannot typically be completed in one visit. During your first appointment, your teeth will be trimmed in preparation to be fitted with your veneers. Once your teeth have been properly prepared, an impression will be taken. The impression is essential for your custom fit.
The impression taken of your teeth will then be sent out to a dental laboratory. Depending on the amount of tooth removed during preparation, you may be fitted with a temporary veneer. This temporary appliance serves as protection in between visits.
If required, your temporary veneer will be removed upon your next visit. Your dentist will confirm you are happy with the fit and appearance of the newly received permanent veneer before bonding to teeth. Please call our office today at (561) 391-0020 to schedule your consultation today.