Also known as porcelain veneers, dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are designed to cover the front side of teeth. Veneers are a cosmetic solution used to improve the appearance of teeth that are:
At Espili Dental, we offer Lumineers, an innovative new form of dental veneers that provides patients with a beautiful smile. Your Lumineers are customized to match the shade and shape of your natural teeth. After a thorough dental examination, Dr. Espili will prepare your teeth to receive these specialized veneers by removing a minimal amount of enamel from the surface. Then, she will take a mold of your teeth to send to a Lumineer laboratory. The dental technicians there will then create a personalized set of veneers made to fit your smile. While the permanent veneers are being made, Dr. Espili may provide you with a temporary set to use.
After your veneers are created, Dr. Espili will test the fit of the veneers during a secondary appointment. If they are the correct fit, she will bond the veneers in place. It is recommended that you avoid certain foods and beverages that may stain your veneers, such as coffee and tea.
After receiving your veneers, you may experience some tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks at first. However, this is only temporary and will fade over time as your teeth adjust to the new veneers. Many patients find that the end results of a perfect, brighter smile are worth it.
If you are interested in perfecting your smile with porcelain veneers, book an appointment with Dr. Espili today so she can determine if veneers are the best cosmetic dental treatment for you.