Porcelain Veneers

What are veneers?

Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color).  They are bonded onto the front of your natural teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.  They sometimes can be used as alternatives to crowns and can give your smile exactly the look you desire!

As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement.  They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.

Reasons for porcelain veneers:

  • Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
  • Crooked or misshapen teeth.
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth.
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces.
  • Worn or chipped teeth.

What does getting porcelain veneers involve?

Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure.  The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer.  A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.

On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond.  Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.

Pictured below is an example of Dr. David Rush’s work with veneers:

BEFORE

BEFORE

After Veneers Dr. Rush

AFTER