These porcelain restorations are thin veneers which cover the front teeth and are intended for the purpose of closing gaps, straightening the appearance of teeth, or just improving on your smile.
A small amount of tooth is removed during the procedure so although it is a conservative procedure it is an irreversible process. Veneers are not intended for people who grind their teeth or with an inadequate bite.
What does getting 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 Dr. Kilby.
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.