Smile makeovers use porcelain veneers to dramatically improve a smile. Porcelain veneers are strong and natural-looking, and they can change the shape, color and alignment of your teeth.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain which are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Veneers are used to improve the aesthetic appearance of teeth, to eliminate the gaps between teeth, or address the problems of a "gummy"smile as well as short or small teeth. They are often used as an alternative to correcting misaligned teeth with lengthy orthodontic procedures.
Your first step toward cosmetic dentistry enhancement with porcelain dental veneers is to meet with us to discuss your goals for treatment. At this time, one of our family dentists will provide you with a consultation about porcelain veneers and determine what you can expect from the procedure.
During your second office visit, your teeth will be prepared for porcelain dental veneers. By lightly buffing your teeth's front surface, the doctor will remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth. The wafer-thin porcelain veneers will eventually take the place of this enamel. A mold is then taken of your teeth and from this your porcelain veneers are custom made.
During your third and final visit, the veneers are placed on your teeth. At this time, the doctor will precisely match the color of your veneers to your surrounding teeth. A special light is used to complete the process.
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