Porcelain veneers are thin yet highly durable porcelain pieces that are shaped like teeth. They are custom made both in shape and color to be bonded to the surface of the teeth which creates more attractive looking teeth.
There are several reasons that porcelain veneers would be fitted including:
- Cosmetic veneers help create a beautifully uniform, pearly white smile.
- Crooked teeth.
- Misshapen teeth.
- Severely discolored or stained teeth.
- Teeth that are too small or large.
- Unwanted or uneven spaces.
- Worn or chipped teeth.
How does a dentist fit the veneers?
Porcelain veneers will normally need to be created and fitted during two separate sessions. At the first session the tooth will be buffed and reshaped so that the thickness of the veneer perfectly fits the tooth. A mold is then taken of the teeth and the shade and color of the porcelain will be chosen.
During the second session your teeth are cleansed in a specialized liquid which will create a more durable bond with the veneers. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and the bond is set using a dental light which will harden the cement.
Follow all instructions given to you by the dentist to prolong the life of your veneers.