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What Are Veneers Used For?

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front side of teeth. They can correct a variety of aesthetic tooth imperfections, including:

  • Chips & Cracks
  • Discolored Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Short Teeth
  • Small Gaps
  • Worn-Down Teeth

The Veneers Process

1. Initial Consultation

Your first appointment will be used for planning and preparation. Here, we will discuss your smile goals, oral health, and take digital impressions. We use smile preview software to virtually map out a 3D model of your new smile. At this time, we’ll also go over the cost of treatment and your financial options. Once we have collaboratively created a personalized treatment plan, we will schedule your next visit to prepare the teeth for your veneers.

2. Tooth Preparation & Veneer Fabrication

We’ll remove a thin layer of your enamel and shape your teeth for the veneers to fit properly and flush next to your other teeth. Then, we’ll take additional impressions and send them to our off-site lab. The lab will fabricate your porcelain veneers with these impressions and match your veneers to the 3D model we created on our software. While we wait for your permanent veneers, we’ll place temporary veneers so you can continue to eat and talk easily in the meantime.

3. Veneer Placement

We want your veneers to look, feel, and sit just right on your prepared teeth. We go through each veneer and make any necessary adjustments to it before bonding it in place. Once both you and our team are fully satisfied with the veneers, we’ll use a strong dental cement and a blue light to place your veneers. We’ll make sure that your bite is correct and that you are happy with how they look!

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