Your smile impacts your confidence and few of us are born with perfect teeth. Veneers are thin covers that adhere to your teeth to change the appearance. They are a custom, tooth-colored shell that fit over the front of the tooth. A dental veneer is a permanent and popular choice to repair stained, chipped, or misshaped teeth and for gaps between the teeth. Veneers offer long lasting durability and resistance to staining. In addition, if you want to improve your smile, veneers are a simple solution; they look just like natural teeth!
There are different types of Veneers: Porcelain, Composite, and Ceramic are the most common. Dr. Gould and his team are trained to help you find the best veneers to fit your needs.
At Gould Family and Sports Dentistry, Dr. Gould has chosen some of the best to use in his office, Empress® and e.max Veneers. Empress® Veneers are a special type of veneer best suited for teeth that are noticeable when you smile. They have the strength to correct gaps between the teeth as well as cover the entire tooth. Because they are so thin, they require less removal of tooth enamel. Empress veneers are masterfully crafted from a material known as IPS Empress® Esthetic. If you are looking for strong natural looking results to cosmetically repair your teeth, veneers can transform even the most severe defects.
eMax porcelain veneers are wafer thin and fabricated from lithium disilicate glass ceramic that is known for its beauty and superior strength. It is even more durable than your natural teeth!
Although it can take a day or two to get used to your new veneers, Empress® Veneers are so thin, that eating, biting and speaking are rarely affected by their placement. If you have healthy teeth and gums, but want a polished, confident smile, let’s talk about your options.
Our highly trained team will meet with you to thoroughly plan the course of action that meets your needs. This is accomplished during our initial consultation visit where we talk about objectives and ends results.
Next, we will schedule the first stage of preparing for your new veneers. This visit will be more in depth. The dental team will prepare your teeth for placement by lightly buffing the teeth so that the veneer can be adhered. Very little of the tooth will need to be altered due to the thinness of the veneer.
Once your teeth are prepared, the team is able to take impressions or “molds”. The impressions are sent to the lab where they will create your custom made veneers. During this time, your teeth will be fully functional and look pleasant.
During the follow up visit your dentist will be sure your veneers are a match in both color and fit. Once your match is perfect, the veneers are bonded to your teeth using a special curing light. If you would like to understand more, please talk with our team to find the best treatment options for you.