Veneers are thin,strong, custom made porcelain “jackets” that are bonded to front teeth.
What Can They Do For Me?
Veneers can beautify your smile by improving the color and shape of one or more of your teeth. Veneers can be used to close spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth, or whiten stained teeth. And if your teeth are chipped or beginning to wear, veneers can protect them from damage and restore their original look.
Teeth Veneers are just one of the solutions for the instances below:
Spaces Between the Teeth (Diastemas)
Broken or Chipped Teeth
Unsightly, Stained or Washed out Fillings
Permanently Stained or Discolored Teeth
Mis-shapen or Crooked Teeth
Whiten Dark Yellow or Stained Teeth
It takes two or more appointments to restore your teeth with veneers. On the first appointment, your teeth are shaped and roughened. From impressions, precise working models are made of your teeth. It’s on these models that the veneers are crafted to exactly fit your teeth.
On the second appointment, your prepared teeth are polished and cleaned. Then an adhesive is used to bond the veneers to your teeth. A harmless high-intensity light hardens the adhesive. Once in place, veneers virtually become part of your teeth. You can use them like you would your own teeth, because the bond is extremely strong. The final result is more beautiful and natural looking smile!
What are No Preparation Veneers?
Many people are reluctant to have traditional veneers done because they do not want their own teeth “shaved down”. This always involved shots of anaesthetic and drilling. This new technique allows us to make extremely thin and strong veneers that give the patient white straight teeth with no drilling or shots. The contact lens-like veneers are bonded directly to the tooth in cases where larger teeth are desired . This technique is not always possible , but we can let you know if it is , with a consultation.
This is an example of a patient of Dr. Mueller’s treated with “No Preparation Veneers”
How long do veneers last?
Generally, porcelain veneers can be expected to function for 5-10 years.
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