In just two or three dental visits, a veneer can reverse years of stains caused by foods, caffeine and tobacco use. Also it can reshape the existing tooth so it looks healthy and unworn. Special thin laminates, called veneers, can often be used to correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth. Veneers can also be used to close unsightly gaps between teeth. They are made of porcelain and very strong…they can last 20 + years.
An impression of the tooth must be made and a veneer molded by our lab technician. Because veneers require a small amount of enamel to be removed, they are permanent and non-reversible. The process involves removing an extremely thin layer of the tooth to allow for the thickness of the veneer, an impression of the tooth, and final bonding of the veneer to the tooth with special cement. A special light is used to complete the process.