Veneers

If the entire front of the tooth needs to either be repaired or cosmetically improved, one option is a porcelain veneer. A veneer, by definition, is an overlay with a thin layer of a fine or decorative material. We can change the color, shape, length, alignment and spacing of your teeth with porcelain veneers.

A severely chipped front tooth

The tooth prepared for a porcelain crown

Veneers typically require two appointments; the first visit is needed to prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of tooth structure from the front surface of the affected teeth and then an impression is taken so a model can be made. The case is sent to the lab, and at the second visit the veneers are tried in, cemented, and adjusted to fit your looks, style, and personality.

We can achieve a natural look with porcelain veneers because they are thin and there is no metal to be concealed. If and when your gums recede in the future, you will not have a dark gray line as was common with older porcelain crowns. We did our job well if no one notices our treatment.

The porcelain crown being tried in

The tooth restored to its natural appearance

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