Veneers – FAQ about Dental Veneers
Dental veneers allow you to change the appearance of your teeth.
You might hear people refer to dental
porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates. The veneers are thin shells,
custom-made to fit the shape and color of your teeth. Thinness is important
because veneers bond to the front of the tooth. Once in place, the color,
shape, length and size of the tooth with the veneer is changed.
The material used to make veneers determines the results.
Veneers made from porcelain offer more stain resistance than those made from
resin composite materials. Porcelain also has similar light reflecting
properties as natural teeth. Veneers made with resin composite materials are
thinner than those made with porcelain are. Because resin composite materials produce
a thinner veneer, the surface of your tooth does not have to be as thin as with
Veneers are good for situations, such as…
- Your teeth are no
longer white, due to age, stains, medications or other dental procedures
(such as fillings that affect tooth color).
- Your teeth are
broken, chipped or worn.
- Your teeth are
uneven, out of place or oddly shaped.
- Your teeth have
gaps between them.
Here at the dental offices of ,
we put great care into getting your veneers just right. It will take several
visits to get you fitted correctly. Your will have a consultation to learn more
about veneers. Your dentist will also decide if veneers are appropriate for
After the initial meeting, you return to the office for fittings
and to have your teeth prepared to fit the veneer. Once the veneer is complete,
you return to apply the veneer. In order to achieve the best fit, your dentist
may remove the veneer several times for adjustments. The dentist will not bond
the veneer until it fits perfectly.
Veneers at Dr. Aki Shirakura & Associates