Veneers are thin, custom made shells crafted to cover the front sides of teeth, designed to mimic natural teeth and customized to create a new smile for a patient. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth or rejuvenating a patient`s smile and look.
Veneers are often made of porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain veneers are stronger than composite resin veneers and do not change color or stain over time and are usually a long-term option. Generally, porcelain veneers take at least 2 dental visits to apply and composite resin veneers can be done in 1 visit. Porcelain veneers generally last longer than composite resin veneers.
Usually the best option before starting veneers is to create a wax up model or use digital design software to show the patient what kind of results to expect and work together with us in making any changes to the shape, size and color of the teeth before starting the process.