Porcelain veneers are made of very thin porcelain, which is then bonded to the existing tooth. This can result in an esthetic restoration. These beautiful restorations require a high degree of technical skill as well as artistic efforts on the part of both the doctor and the laboratory technician.
Dental veneers will function well but care should be taken to avoid using your teeth as “tools”. If the patient has a tooth grinding or clenching habit a mouth guard may be necessary to wear at night. These restorations are highly resistant to external staining.
Indications for choosing porcelain veneers might be to correct an uneven smile line, to cover discolored teeth, to cover chipped or crooked teeth, or to close the gaps between teeth.
The process of placing veneers may require some preparation of the existing teeth followed by an impression. The actual veneers are then made in the dental laboratory. The patient then returns to the dental office where the doctor meticulously bonds them to the teeth.
Lowry Dental offers veneers fabricated in local dental labs along with Lumineers.