Cheerful female with fresh clear skin, white background.Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain bonded onto teeth to enhance appearance, and in some cases, to protect the teeth. Veneers allow many patients to achieve a dramatic smile makeover without highly invasive treatments. The results are also very durable, and can last 15 years or more.

Veneers typically require 2-3 appointments. The first is a consultation to determine the desired look, and plan the shape of the veneers to achieve it. Commonly, diagnostic study models and photos are taken and in the laboratory, a wax plan for the veneers is made (wax-up).

During the second visit, the tooth surfaces will be prepared, by removing a very thin layer of enamel, and taking impressions of the teeth. Using these impressions, veneers are fabricated to fit onto the surfaces.

On the third visit, we will apply a cleaning solution to prepare the tooth surfaces for bonding, and the permanent veneers will be bonded.