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Porcelain Veneers

Veneers will Transform your Smile!

Veneers are very thin pieces of durable tooth shaped porcelain that are custom-made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.

Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treatment many cosmetic dental conditions for the front teeth.

As with most dental restorations, veneers may someday need replacement: however, they are still very durable and will last many years giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.

Reasons for porcelain veneers

  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or large
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces
  • Worn or chipped teeth

What do porcelain veneers involve?

Receiving veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process. During the first visit, we will use a local anesthetic for comfort while your teeth are prepared. We will lightly buff and shape the surface to allow the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of each tooth is taken, and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and Dr. Durflinger. You will wear temporary crowns while the lab makes your beautiful veneers.

On the second visit, the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between each tooth and veneer, and a special light is used to harden and set the bond. For your comfort, we will use a local anesthetic. Dr. Durflinger always has you check the color before final bonding of your veneers.

After your visit, you will receive care instructions for your veneers. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your beautiful veneers.

Veneers can chip or break under severe conditions and may have to be replaced. In our experience, only the strongest materials we have today are more durable that the teeth they are restoring! It is important to have the proper support from your back molars to protect your anterior teeth.

Veneers are an excellent dental treatment that can dramatically improve your teeth and give you a natural, beautiful smile.