What Are Veneers?
Veneers are custom-made, wafer-thin shells that cover the front surface of teeth. They are designed to improve their appearance by changing their color, shape, or size. Dental veneers are made of porcelain or resin compost materials.
What can veneers fix?
Many patients turn to veneers to fix problems such as:
- Discolored teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Chips or cracks
- Misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
During your consultation, we will take X-rays of your mouth and teeth. Your dentist will remove a tiny amount of enamel from the tooth’s surface, which will give the veneer room to attach. Local anesthesia may be used to make you feel comfortable. Learn more about your anesthesia options on our anesthesia options page.
Your dentist will make an impression and send it to a laboratory for your veneer to be constructed. You may be given a temporary veneer to wear while your permanent one is being made. When your veneer is ready, you will return to our office, where we will clean and polish your teeth. Then, your permanent veneer will be cemented into place. Dr. Oji will ask you how it feels; because this treatment is irreversible, it’s important that your veneer feels comfortable.
Veneers will need to be replaced at some point by your dentist, but proper oral care will help them last as long as possible. Learn more about how to properly care for your teeth on our at-home care page.