Porcelain Veneers

A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain or composite that is placed over the visible surfaces of your tooth. They can be used to close spaces in between teeth, change the color of teeth, increase the length of teeth, and align existing teeth.  Laboratory veneers are usually done in two visits, whereas composite veneers are done in a single visit to the office .

Veneers can greatly enhance your appearance

For minor corrections such as a small gap between the teeth, or for minor shade corrections, composite veneers are often adequate. However, for more advanced changes such as fixing multiple rotated teeth or significantly changing  the length of multiple teeth, porcelain veneers are recommended.

Veneers, crowns, and orthodontics

Depending upon the complexity of the goal we wish to achieve with your new smile, we might combine veneers, esthetic crowns, and orthodontic treatment to achieve our desired results. While we can make many changes with veneers, it’s sometimes more effective to include orthodontics, for example, in cases where there is significant spacing in between the teeth or if there are severe rotations of the teeth.