Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain facings attached to the front of your teeth to enhance and improve their appearance, color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or teeth that are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked.
Teeth that are badly stained may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth.
Little or no anesthesia is needed. Veneers have a longer life expectancy and color stability than composite, plastic bonding, and highly resist permanent staining from coffee, tea wine, or any other potentially staining compounds.
Veneers are usually made by a dental lab technician working from a model provided by your dentist.
During the tooth preparation visit, usually lasting one to two hours, a mold is taken of the teeth, and sent to the laboratory for the fabrication of the veneers.