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 (colour) is then chosen by you and your dentist. During your second visit, the teeth are 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. You will receive care instructions for veneers.
Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneer. As with most dental restorations, porcelain veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. However, they are very durable and with proper care, can last up to 15 years, giving you a beautiful long-lasting smile. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you have always wanted!