What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin, custom-made moldings that cover the front of unsightly teeth. They are crafted from tooth-colored, high-tech materials to portray a natural, bright smile.
Should You Consider Veneers?
Veneers provide an alternative to traditional crowns. They cover unattractive gaps, and can mask stained, misshaped or crooked teeth. If these conditions apply to your mouth, veneers may be your best option.
How Long Will Veneers Last?
Veneers are intended to last for many years. Unlike most bonding materials, veneers will not change color over time. You should consult with your dentist to find out exactly how long veneers will last in your mouth.
How Are Veneers Applied?
The tooth is reshaped initially to allow for the added thickness of the veneer. A molded image is taken of the reshaped tooth and sent to a dental laboratory where the veneer is custom-made to fit your mouth. The veneer is applied with adhesive material which bonds it to the original tooth structure.
Benefits of Veneers
A minimal amount of the natural tooth must be altered to fit the veneer.
Veneers can be matched to make even the darkest teeth appear to be bright white. Minor twists and overlaps, as well as small gaps, can be quickly corrected through the use of veneers.