Veneers & Lumineers
Veneers improve teeth
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They can be a great choice to improve teeth that are stained, crooked, worn or have gaps.
Veneers can give you straighter, whiter, and more even-looking teeth. The porcelain has a translucent quality that resembles your natural teeth.
Placing veneers usually takes two or more appointments. First, we check the health of your gums and teeth.
Many people do not need anesthesia for this procedure, but if you do, we will begin when we are sure the area is numb.
If necessary, we remove a minimal amount of tooth structure that is equal to the thickness of the veneer.
Next, we take an impression of your teeth. The impression is used by the lab to create your custom veneers. In some cases, we might place temporary veneers on your teeth while your veneers are being made.
On your next visit, we remove the temporaries and place the permanent veneers, checking for color and fit. Once everything looks good, we bond them into place.
Veneers are a great way to transform your smile in just a couple of visits. Taking good care of your veneers will give you a beautiful smile for many years.
Lumineers are thinner than porcelain veneers — roughly as thick as a contact lens. Lumineers, a brand of veneers, differ from porcelain veneers in that the application does not require your teeth to be shaved down. The original tooth structure doesn’t need to be shaped for placement and, if desired, veneers can be removed. You get to keep the strong barrier of enamel protecting your teeth. The process for implementing Lumineers is also quicker than that of porcelain veneers because the preparation process takes less work.