What are tooth veneers?
Veneers are very thin pieces of custom-shaped porcelain or plastic that are glued over the front of your teeth.
Veneers are created from a model of your teeth taken in the dental office.
The model is then sent to a laboratory to prepare the veneer. The laboratory technician crafts the veneer specifically for you.
Your custom veneer is then glued directly onto your tooth by your dentist.
When are veneers used?
Veneers are the answer for teeth that are:
have small holes or pits
have unwanted or uneven spaces between eachother
When are veneers recommended?
Often veneers are used as an alternative to crown. They conserve more tooth structure than crowns.
It is important for you to ask Dr. Landau how much tooth will be removed in your specific case. In some cases more tooth will need to be removed, which may increase the risk of trauma to the tooth.
Veneers are thin like contact lenses, and will usually only need tooth reduction of 0.5mm to 1.0mm.
If a drastic change is being made for the result you want, reduction may be 1.0mm to 2.0mm.
Veneers won’t stain, making veneers a very popular solution for many people seeking that perfect smile.
Strong and very durable, veneers last from ten to fifteen years, and come in colors that will brighten dark teeth without the worry of them changing color.
Are Lumineers the same as regular porcelain veneers?
The procedure for Lumineers is slightly different than the above traditional porcelain veneers. Still two visits, but there is little or even no preparation of the tooth and no need for temporary veneers between visits.