Porcelain veneers allow you to change your smile’s appearance instantly. Whether your concerns include chipped or uneven teeth, veneers are the perfect solution for an ideal smile.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Applied?
Prepping a tooth for a veneer involves slightly shaving it down to compensate for the thickness of the shell. Depending on how much natural tooth was removed, a temporary veneer may be attached while your permanent veneer is being made. Dr. Chow will also remove any decay found if necessary.
Dr. Chow will use a shade guide to find the shade of porcelain that will match your surrounding teeth as closely as possible. He will take an impression of your teeth and gums to make a model of your jaw, which will be used to custom-make your veneer.
Dr. Chow permanently bonds the veneer to the tooth, carefully trimming or reshaping it as needed until it fits perfectly. He will also make any necessary final touches to the veneer's color. It is important to remember that while Dr. Chow chooses the closest match, it may not be perfect.
Once the fit and color are finalized, Dr. Chow will etch your tooth's surface to create a rougher surface for the cement to adhere to. He will aim a curing light at the veneered tooth to set the glue, which takes just a few minutes. Dr. Chow will check your bite and polish the veneer so you can enjoy greater confidence in showing the world your newly straight and radiant smile!