Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of tooth-colored porcelain materials that adhere to the front surfaces of your teeth. They’re used on the front teeth – the ones that are visible when smiling (the critical cosmetic zone) - to correct issues like cracks, chips, uneven edges, stains, discolorations, gaps between teeth, teeth that appear “too small” in relation to other teeth, rotated and malposed teeth.
The application of a veneer typically takes two visits. Veneers are thin but they still take up some room on the surface of the tooth. During the first visit, a small amount of your natural tooth material will be removed to allow room for the veneer. An impression of the tooth will be made and sent to the lab where the veneer will be fabricated. In our advanced office, we use 3D digital imaging instead of impressions which makes our patients all the more comfortable. A temporary veneer will be placed on the tooth to protect it while your permanent veneer is being made. We use a porcelain veneer technician and we customise the shade and shape of veneers to your other existing teeth. At the second visit, the temporary veneer will be removed, and the permanent veneer will be adhered to the tooth surface using a very strong bonding agent.