Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.
Will they look like normal teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade. They are very strong and will resist most of the forces placed upon them by a normal diet. Drs. Hanneman, Dustrude and Galow will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life. If you have a habit of grinding your teeth, please let our team know. Our dental doctors may recommend protective “occlusal” or bite guard for you to wear while you sleep to minimize the stresses placed upon your new porcelain veneers while you sleep. If accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.
If you are considering this procedure, we encourage you to visit our Smile Gallery to see before and after photos from patients who are now enjoying their new smiles!