If you have a tooth that is stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, or irregularly shaped a veneer may be right for you. Veneers have a lifespan of 5-10 years with good oral hygiene and proper care.  There are two types of veneers: direct composite veneer or bonded porcelain veneer.  A direct composite veneer can be performed in one visit and a porcelain veneer requires a preparation and impression visit and the bonding of the veneer at a second visit.

The Procedure

  • First, your Dentist will numb the proper area of your mouth with a local anesthetic.
  • Next, a place will be made for the veneer by removing a little bit of enamel from the front of the affected tooth.
  • Then, the front of the tooth will be cleaned & polished and the veneer will be permanently affixed to it or an impression will be made to send to the lab and your porcelain veneer will be bonded to the tooth when completed.