Visible imperfections on your teeth can be a serious cause for concern. Even if there are no tooth decay issues, a visually unappealing smile can leave you feeling awkward in social situations. Here at David B. Fisher D.D.S., our team is highly trained and experienced in an array of cosmetic treatments to improve your smile and restore your self-confidence. Dental veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are cemented onto the face of each imperfect tooth. The porcelain material can be shaded to look just like natural tooth enamel, and it will not be prone to deep stains in the future.
Your dentist will first want to examine your smile and take a few X-rays. It’s important to determine that there is enough healthy enamel on each tooth to anchor a dental veneer. If one or more teeth have insufficient enamel, or if they are compromised by past dental work, Dr. Fisher might recommend having that particular tooth restored with a porcelain crown.
Your dentist will then make a detailed impression of your teeth. This impression will be sent to the dental lab where your porcelain dental veneers are made.
When the dental veneers are ready, we will call you back in for a second appointment. A small amount of enamel will then be removed from each tooth before the corresponding veneer is cemented into place.