A veneer is a thin layer of durable porcelain that are custom fitted (for color and shape) by a professional dental laboratory or are placed chairside by Dr. Braithwaite. They are bonded to the outer front of the teeth to create a attractive and beautiful smile.
Veneers can attractively reform your teeth and smile. They are often alternatives to crowns and the perfect solution in treating many dental situations.
As with most dental restorations, veneers may not be permanent and can need replacement at some point. They are very strong and can last many years, giving you a beautiful attractive smile.
Why porcelain veneers?
Teeth that are too small or large.
- Cosmetically, to make a standard, white, attractive smile.
- Misshapen teeth.
- Uneven spaces or closing gaps.
- Highly stained or discolored teeth.
- Chipped or worn teeth.
What do porcelain veneers involve?
The process of getting veneers typically involves 2 appointments to complete the procedure, with little or no numbing needed during the process. The teeth are shaped by lightly shaping and smoothing the surface to create the thickness of the veneer. A impression or mold of the teeth is made and a color (shade) will then be selected by you and Dr. Braithwaite.
On the 2nd visit the teeth will be polished and sterilized with special agents to achieve a strong bond. Bonding cement is then inserted between the tooth and veneer and a curing light beam is used to harden and secure the bond.
Dr. Braithwaite and his staff will then give special care instructions for your veneers. Consistent dental visits along with flossing and brushing will aid in the longevity of your new veneers.