Whether you have a single front tooth that doesn’t quite fit in with the rest or you’re looking for a complete smile makeover, porcelain veneers can help! Veneers are ultra-thin, tooth-colored shells that are custom designed to enhance teeth in terms of size, shape, color, and uniformity. To learn more about veneers or schedule an appointment with our team, please contact us!Contact Us
How long does it take to get veneers?
Consultation to completion usually takes a few weeks when it comes to porcelain veneers. This is because veneers are custom made based on each patient’s unique teeth and smile goals. During your consultation, we will review the entire process with you and create a digital mock-up of what your new teeth will look like. The next appointment involves preparing the teeth for veneers, taking impressions, and placing temporary veneers. The final appointment is when your custom, permanent veneers will be placed and your new smile will be complete!
Do veneers require oral surgery?
Veneers are more invasive than other cosmetic dental treatments like teeth whitening, but they do not involve oral surgery. In order for porcelain veneers to be placed, a small amount of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth so that each veneer will have enough room to be placed and will not look or feel bulky. Local anesthetic is typically used to numb the teeth and gums before this process is completed, and patients may feel some tooth sensitivity for a few days following their veneer preparation.
Can veneers be whitened?
Veneers are quite stain resistant, so while they do not stain as much as natural teeth do, they also cannot absorb teeth whitening products. However, most patients never feel the need to whiten their veneers, as they are designed to remain a bright, even shade of white for years. Our team will work with you to determine the precise shade of white that you would like your veneers to be. If you are just getting one or two veneers and want your smile to appear whiter, we recommend whitening your natural teeth first so your veneers can be made to match your whitened teeth.Contact Us