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What Are Veneers?

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth? Whether you don’t like their shade, the way they’re shaped, or their size, veneers are a great solution. A dental Veneer is a thin (think contact lens thin) custom shaped ceramic facing to cover the front of a tooth.  Each veneer is permanently bonded onto the front surface of the tooth to create a more aesthetically pleasing shape & color.  They can cover unattractive gaps between teeth, hide discolorations & stains, and conceal worn or mishapen teeth and create a highly aesthetic and symmetrical smile.  Patients absolutely LOVE the dramatic and almost instantaneous transformation that veneers give to their smile, helping to make them look more youthful and boost their confidence.

Did you know…

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Veneers are a permanent & long lasting Way to create a beautiful smile.


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How It Works: The Veneer Placement Process

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Dr. Hlavaty will have you come in for an appointment to assess the condition of your teeth, discuss all of the options, and determine if veneers are right for you.

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Because veneers have a thickness of about .5 mm, we need to remove approx this same amount of enamel to prevent them from looking or feeling too bulky or sticking out from the teeth.

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We will take 3D Digital Impressions (Scans) of your teeth and of how your bite fits together, which are sent to the  lab that will create your custom-made veneers, so the veneers will fit seamlessly with all your other teeth.

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After your veneers are sent from the lab (typically 1-2 weeks) we will try them in, checking the fit, size, shape & color of the veneers, and then permanently bonding them to your natural teeth.

Did you know…

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Porcelain veneers are more durable and longer-lasting than composite veneers or bonding.