Veneers or porcelain laminates are wafer thin facings permanently bonded to the front teeth to improve the shape, position and color of the teeth. this treatment is ideal for enhancing the function and esthetics of chipped, broken, misaligned or spaced teeth.
Porcelain veneers create a natural translucent appearance while offering a long-lasting restoration for up to ten years. Proper home care and regular dental examinations are crucial to the longevity of these restorations which also resist staining due to the very smooth surfaces.
Laminates are conservative restorations, as only a minimum amount of tooth structure is removed. Once the impressions are taken, our technician fabricates custom veneers from the created mold. At the second appointment the veneers are bonded on to the face of the tooth resulting in a natural looking, durable restoration. As in any other dental procedure a period of adjustment is to be be expected. Veneers tend to alter the shape of the teeth, so it may take the mouth a short time to adapt to the shape. Some sensitivity is also to be anticipated but this too quickly disappears.
Veneers offer the maximum esthetics with minimum tooth reduction. They cannot support excessive forces, therefore caution is advised when biting into hard objects. Those who grind or clench their teeth should consider using a night guard to protect the veneers.