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Veneers Overview

Veneers are cosmetic coverings that fit over the front surfaces of your teeth. Pearly White uses high-quality dental materials, like tooth-colored composite or porcelain, to create them.

Dental veneers can conceal a wide range of aesthetic imperfections, including chips, cracks, gaps, tooth discoloration, and more.

What are the Different Types of Veneers?

There are a few different types of veneers that are commonly used. The most popular are made out of porcelain or composite resin. Each type requires intensive prep work.

  • Porcelain veneers- Porcelain veneers can address a number of aesthetic imperfections. These restorations are custom-made to fit your dental anatomy.
  • Composite resin veneers- Composite veneers can conceal mild cosmetic issues. Your dentist uses a tooth-colored composite resin — the same material used for dental bonding — to achieve the desired results.

What Happens Before Veneer Placement?

During your initial appointment, one of Pearly White’s dentists will examine your teeth and gums to determine if you’re eligible for veneers. If you’re a candidate, they’ll prepare your teeth by removing small amounts of enamel. Next, they’ll take impressions of your teeth. A dental lab technician will use these impressions to make your custom veneers, which can take a few weeks to create.

Once the technician finishes your veneers, the lab will ship them to Pearly Whites.

What Happens During Veneer Placement?

During a second office visit, your dentist will check the shape, color and fit of your veneers, then permanently bond them into place using dental cement. Finally, they’ll check your bite and make any necessary adjustments.

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