Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain fixed onto teeth to enhance appearance and in some cases, to protect the teeth.
Veneers allow many patients to achieve a dramatic smile makeover without highly invasive treatments.
The results are also durable, lasting 10-30 years. Veneers typically require 2-3 appointments.
The first is a consultation to determine the desired look and plan the shape of the veneers to achieve it.
During the second visit, the tooth surfaces will be prepared, by removing a very thin layer of enamel and taking impressions of the teeth.
Using these impressions, veneers are fabricated to fit onto the surfaces, either on-site, or at a lab facility.
On the third visit, the dentist will apply a cleaning solution to prepare the tooth surfaces for bonding, and the permanent veneers will be cemented.