Dental Veneers (also referred to as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are a specially made layer of porcelain material that is bonded to the teeth to cover the front and side of a tooth. This custom-made product is tooth-colored and individually fabricated for each patient.
No-prep porcelain veneers can give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted with no shots, no drilling, and no pain! Dr. Mjahed will simply take impressions of your teeth, and the lab will fabricate razor-thin veneers to be placed on your natural teeth. No-prep veneers can be used to close spaces between teeth, reshape chipped or worn teeth, or whiten discolored smiles.
Our staff will help you determine if minimal or no-prep veneers are right for you. If you are a candidate, your smile makeover can be completed in a few as two appointments.
When to Consider Veneers?
Veneers are a solution for treating many common tooth problems that stem from accidents. They are also used to correct issues that you may have been born with, such as a gap. Teeth that have been worn down, chipped, discolored, misaligned can be corrected with dental veneers.
Is this a painful procedure?
No. Dental veneer application is a non-invasive procedure so pain is non-existent. Discomfort may occur during the removal of a minimal amount of enamel. A local anesthetic may be applied to help minimize discomfort, however, many patients do not need any anesthetic.
What is the application process for veneers?
This application process can take up to 3 days to complete:
- Consultation – This appointment will be used to diagnose and develop a treatment plan. At this time you will discuss with your doctor the results you will expect. A comprehensive examination will be administered to make sure dental veneers are appropriate for you. During this visit, the dentist may take x-rays and make impressions of your mouth and teeth.
- Make and Apply – Dr. Mjahed will prepare your tooth/teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the surface of the application area. If anesthesia is needed a local anesthetic can be applied at this stage, numbing the area to minimize discomfort. Dentists make impressions of your tooth to be sent to the lab to develop your veneer. This process could take up to 2 to 4 weeks, temporary veneers may be placed on the teeth during this time
- Application – At this appointment veneers are bonded to your teeth/tooth. A perfect fit will be achieved by trimming the veneer as needed. Before applying the veneer the dentist will clean the area, apply the veneer and any excess bonding material will be removed.
After the application process is complete your dentist will schedule a follow up to determine whether the veneers have set. Discuss any issue you may have with your doctor at this point.
Some benefits of having veneers include better natural tooth appearance, stain resistance, a strong alternative to dental crowns.