Veneers are a thin, semi-transparent tooth shaped "shell" that are custom made of porcelain. They are permanently bonded to your natural teeth which are located in your "smile zone" to enhance their shape, color, length or size.
Veneers can fix gaps between teeth and/or improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, misshaped or misaligned.
- 1) The teeth are cleaned and any old surface restorations are removed.
- 2) An impression is taken of the prepped tooth and sent to a lab where a veneer is fabricated.
- 3) The veneer is applied with bonding resin and curing light.
- 4) After the veneer is set, it is shaped and polished to look like a natural tooth.