What to Expect with Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are most often used to cover discolorations and imperfections, such as cracks, gaps, and crookedness. Veneers can aesthetically change the size, color, and shape of your teeth, making them an effective alternative to crowns on the front teeth. Often, Dr. Holloway can mount the veneers using little or no anesthesia, making it a safer and quicker procedure. Best of all, once you have the veneers, they will last for years and are not affected by things like coffee, tea, and cigarettes. Veneer procedures are two-fold. To prepare your teeth, Doc will first remove about half a millimeter of the natural enamel, which allows for the thickness of the veneer to adhere comfortably. Next, Dr. Holloway will take a mold of your teeth. These models are sent to a lab where a skilled technician will fabricate your custom veneers based on the goals you and Doc have agreed on for your unique smile and needs. After about a week at the lab, your veneers will come back to Floss and your appointment will be set to have the veneers permanently bond to the natural teeth.