Veneers are used to correct both color and tooth shape problems. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of specially-shaped porcelain that are bonded over the front of your teeth. Veneers require a tooth reduction (where the thickness of the tooth is reduced).
Veneers can be a solution for:
- Severely discolored or chipped teeth
- Misshapen or crooked teeth
- Teeth with small holes or pits
- Teeth with unwanted or uneven spaces
Porcelain veneers are made of a very thin porcelain material. This procedure generally requires two visits to the office. In your first visit, the doctor removes part of your tooth enamel to reduce thickness and make room for the veneers. Next, we make an impression of your teeth. The impression is sent to a lab where your veneers are custom-made.
On your second visit, a mild chemical is applied to your teeth to achieve a durable bond. The veneers are then bonded to your teeth using composite resin cement.
Porcelain veneers typically last 10-15+ years.
Lumineers are a new type of porcelain veneer made from Cerinate porcelain. Cerinate is a thinner type of porcelain than the porcelain used in standard veneers. Therefore, little or no tooth reduction is required when applying a lumineer. In cases where no tooth reduction is necessary, lumineers are reversible.
Lumineers resist micro-leakage and micro-cracking more than traditional porcelain veneers.
Like porcelain veneers, lumineers require two visits to the dentist.
Stay tuned to our website for our gallery of veneers & Lumineers.
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