Dr. Greg McElroy
Veneers are thin pieces of durable porcelain custom made in a professional dental laboratory to match the shape and color of a given patient’s teeth. The dentist bonds them to the front of the teeth, creating a beautiful and attractive smile. The ideal solution to many dental conditions, porcelain veneers have the power to completely reshape your teeth and smile.
What can this procedure repair?
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Most minor cosmetic flaws
How is the procedure done?
Getting porcelain veneers usually requires two visits. With little or no anesthesia, the dentist will prepare the teeth by lightly buffing and shaping their surfaces. A mold of the teeth will be taken, and the dentist will help you choose a shade of color fitting to your needs. On the second visit, the dentist will clean your teeth with specialized liquids designed to prepare the teeth for a durable bond. The veneers can then be cemented into place, restoring a bright and vibrant smile.
What kind of follow up care should I expect?
At the last appointment, the dentist will give you specific care instructions for the porcelain veneers. Of course, brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly will help to protect the shining beauty of your new smile. Remember that veneers will provide you with a beautiful smile for many years, but they may eventually need replacement to maintain the same level of quality.