Veneers are made with porcelain and they cover the front surfaces of the teeth. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile, and can be an alternative to crowns in some situations.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
Severely discolored or stained teeth.
Teeth that are too small or large.
Unwanted or uneven spaces.
Worn or chipped teeth.
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and your dentist.
On the second visit the teeth will be cleaned thoroughly to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.