Veneers

Overview


A veneer improves the appearance of a tooth by covering the visible front surface with a custom-made, tooth-colored porcelain overlay.

Our Dentists can complete a porcelain veneer treatment in just one office visit. With proper care and good oral hygiene, a veneer has a lifespan of 5-10 years.

When Prescribed


A veneer is often prescribed for a tooth that is:

  • Discolored or stained
  • Worn down, chipped or broken
  • Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped

It may also be prescribed to "fill the gap" between two otherwise healthy teeth.

Patient Experience

After a thorough exam of your teeth, gums and supporting bone structure, your Dentist will discuss treatment options with you and answer your questions. If the agreed upon treatment is a dental veneer, your Dentist will:

  • Apply a local anesthetic to the affected area of your mouth
  • Remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your tooth to make place for the veneer
  • Use 3-D imaging to design and create your veneer
  • Clean and polish the tooth's front surface
  • Bond the veneer in place to permanently affix it
  • Expose the veneer to special hand-held light to harden the repaired surface of your tooth