Veneers are coverings placed over the outside of the tooth. Usually only applied to the part of your teeth visible when talking or smiling, we offer direct or indirect procedures.
For the direct technique, we use bonding to place composite resin on the outside of the tooth.
The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers must be fabricated. During the first appointment, we prepare your teeth, take impressions, and provide a temporary covering. In two to three weeks when the veneers are ready, we remove the temporaries and bond the veneers to your teeth. Lab-fabricated veneers are usually made with porcelain or pressed ceramic for a natural, esthetic look.
Veneers offer an advantage over crowns because the procedure removes much less tooth material, and is generally less uncomfortable. We do not recommend veneers for teeth with large fillings or little tooth structure.