The goal of cosmetic dental procedures is to change the way you look and feel about the appearance of your smile. Veneers are a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. We can apply veneers on teeth that may have been fractured or discolored, or on multiple teeth to create a smile makeover.
Am I a candidate for dental veneers or laminates?
Dental veneers may be right for you if you are looking for an alternative to crowns and caps. Veneers can help you if you have gaps between your teeth or teeth that are broken, chipped, irregularly shaped or misaligned. To find out more about whether dental veneers are right for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Types of Veneers
There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed by building up in the patient’s mouth. This technique works well on single teeth with diastemas or teeth that are discolored or stained. This is a quick one visit procedure with a beautiful result.
Porcelain veneer are the preferred treatment for people who have worn away the edges of their teeth resulting in a prematurely aged appearance or malpositioned teeth that appear crooked. Multiple veneers can close these spaces, lengthen teeth that have been shortened by wear, provide a uniform color, shape, and symmetry, and make the teeth appear straight.