Veneers are a thin, semi-transparent tooth shaped “shell” that are custom made of porcelain. They are permanently bonded to your natural teeth to enhance their shape, color, length or size. They fit your teeth precisely to look completely natural. They are stain-resistant and an excellent alternative to crowns.
They will need to be replaced between four to ten years from placement depending on your care of them.
To prepare the teeth, they are buffed to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold is then taken of your teeth and sent to the lab to create your veneers. When the veneers are ready for placement, Dr. Geare will check their fit and get a sense of the shading. The teeth are then cleansed with specific chemicals to achieve a bond. A beam of light then hardens the cement.