Veneers

Dental veneers are made of plastic or porcelain shells that cover the front and chewing surface of the tooth for a flawless look. They can fix quite a few dental problems and to completely transform a smile in as little as two office appointments.

Veneers are typically used on the front teeth, and can be used to resurface just one or several teeth. They are firmly and permanently bonded to the natural tooth, and are made to match the surrounding teeth.

Veneers improve the appearance of the smile, and can also:

  • Change the shape and size of a tooth
  • Whiten stained teeth that do not respond well to conventional whitening.
  • Fix cracked, chipped, or worn teeth.
  • Protect teeth from further damage.
  • Close gaps or spaces between teeth.

The Veneer procedure takes at least two office appointments. During the first appointment, Dr Engelbrecht will shape and prepare the tooth, which includes removing some tooth structure and roughening the surface. She will also take a wax impression of your teeth, which will be sent to the laboratory as a model to create the permanent veneer.

During the second appointment, a strong adhesive will be used to bond the new porcelain veneer to the tooth. A harmless, high intensity light will harden the adhesive material to create a tight bond.