You know those megawatt celebrity smiles that grace the front of magazine covers? If the celeb’s teeth look perfectly sized, wonderfully white, and evenly aligned, they may be veneers. Dental veneers are hot right now, and with good reason. Dental veneers are thin sheets of porcelain or a resin composite that are permanently bonded to the surface of the teeth, covering the teeth underneath. Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure that make stained or discolored teeth look brighter, hide imperfections like broken or cracked teeth, resize teeth to make tiny teeth bigger and align slightly crooked teeth without orthodontics.
Dental veneers cost several hundred dollars or more per veneer. Depending on your dental health and desired outcome, you can have as few as one or two veneers applied or cover the front surfaces of all of your teeth.
We offer two types of veneers:
Tooth bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored composite is applied to a tooth to fill in chips, fractures, decay or gaps in teeth. Bonding is applied to the area then hardened with a light.
Tooth bonding is a solution for quickly resolving a dental imperfection and in the case of an emergency like a chipped tooth; however the porous composite material can easily stain. Bonding is also a better solution for improving only one tooth or slight imperfections.
If you are looking to improve, brighten or straighten multiple teeth, veneers are a better option than dental bonding. Veneers are a natural-looking cosmetic treatment that can improve the look of the smile, and are less apt to staining than dental bonding.
To have veneers applied, you’ll typically go through a three-step process:
Step 1: You’ll consult with your dentist. Veneers are custom-designed to look as natural as possible, so your dentist may take impressions and/or X-rays in order to determine the right size and color of your veneers.
Step 2: Your dentist will prepare your teeth for veneers by removing a very small amount of enamel from your teeth, making an impression of the teeth, and sending that to a dental lab where they will create your veneers.
Step 3: Once the lab sends back the veneers, your dentist will bond them to your teeth using light-sensitive resin, hardening the resin with a special light that causes a chemical reaction. Your smile will be beautiful, immediately.
We provide high-quality dental care in state-of-the-art facilities, which feature a modern look, coffee bar, and special play and treatment rooms for kids.
Our doctors and dental team provide a thorough professional exam, every time, taking special care to: