Summer Hill Dental Group
Veneers are very thin new tooth surfaces that are custom made to fit your teeth and address your particular condition(s). Made from porcelain, they are bonded directly to the tooth surface to whiten and/or align teeth, close up spaces, repair chipped or damaged teeth, or cover tooth enamel that is worn from the aging process or from teeth grinding.
Prior to the placement of dental veneers, the teeth that will be fitted with the custom-made “shells” need to be prepped. Generally, this requires removing some of the outer layer of tooth enamel and shaping the tooth so that the veneer, which is about the thickness of a fingernail, can be applied to the tooth surface and not stick out.
Next, we take impressions of the teeth to prepare a mold from which the veneers will be made. The molds are sent to a lab where the veneers that are made. At your next visit, the teeth are cleaned with a mild acidic solution and the veneers are applied with a bonding adhesive that cements them in place.