Veneers are little pieces of porcelain designed to fit over your existing teeth to help you achieve a perfect, straight smile. You may decide to get veneers or Lumineers to:
- Hide broken or chipped teeth
- Cover discolored teeth
- Straighten out uneven teeth
HOW ARE VENEERS APPLIED?
To prepare for veneers, Dr. Zarghouni removes some of the enamel on your teeth to make room for their application. You may choose a temporary anesthetic if you have sensitive teeth. She makes note of the color of your teeth so that your new veneers will match with the perfect shade.
She then makes a mold of your teeth and sends the impression to a dental laboratory to have your veneers made, which can take 1-2 weeks to process.
Depending on how much enamel has been trimmed away from your teeth, Dr. Zarghouni may recommend temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent ones. Once they are ready, you’ll return to Prestigious Smiles Family Dentistry to have them cemented to the front of your teeth.