About Dental Veneers
Veneers are layers of thin porcelain that are bonded to the fronts of your teeth. They can dramatically change the color, shape, and even alignment of your teeth with minimum alteration to the enamel. Less than a millimeter is removed from the enamel of your teeth to accommodate veneers. Anterior teeth are normally the best candidates for veneers.
Most smile makeovers involve the use of 4-12 veneers. Veneers are a conservative and beautiful approach to fixing the following concerns:
- Gaps or spacing between teeth
- Staining and discoloration
- Misshapen enamel
With advances in digital dentistry, patients are now able to preview their smile before their teeth are treated. At a smile consult, photos and a digital scan of the mouth are taken. The resulting plan is then presented in two ways: a picture with the proposed veneers and/or a 3D trial of the veneers in the mouth.
Thin acrylic shells designed just like your future porcelain veneers are placed on your teeth so you can see for yourself the transformation. For patients who have received this type of makeover, the transformation goes beyond the surface aesthetics. For the first time in a long while, these patients are smiling and showcasing their true selves.