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Porcelain Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain that are made especially to your shape and color requirements by a dental lab. These are then bonded onto teeth to create an attractive smile.

Veneers can be used to completely reshape teeth and therefore dramatically improve your smile. In many cases, they are used as an alternative to crowns to treat a variety of dental conditions.

Veneers are not permanent, and like most other kinds of dental restorations they will probably need to be replaced someday. They are, however, exceptionally durable and can give you the beautiful, near-perfect smile you now lack.

Consider porcelain veneers for:
  • Teeth that are cosmetically imperfect
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Teeth that are too large or too small
  • Filling gaps or spaces
  • Repairing chipped or worn teeth

What is required to get porcelain veneers?

Veneers are usually done over the course of two dental office visits, and little or no anesthesia is required. Teeth are lightly buffed and shaped to accommodate the thickness of the veneers that will be added. An impression or mold of the teeth is done and the color or shade is chosen by you along with the dentist’s assistance.

During a second visit, the teeth are cleaned with a liquid especially made to help achieve a strong bond. Then bonding cement is installed between the teeth and the veneers. A special light is used to harden the bonding material.

You will go home with care instructions and information about how brushing, flossing and dental visits can help you achieve maximum life from your veneers.

To find out how porcelain veneers can work for you, call us at (619) 640-5100 for a free consultation with Dr. Paige Woods, DDS.