Also known as laminates, veneers involve the bonding of a thin covering, usually porcelain, over the outside, visible portion of a front tooth for aesthetic purposes. Porcelain is most often used in creating dental veneers because it is a long lasting, stain resistant material that closely mimics the color, translucence and light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. Our dentists will assist you in selecting a shade of porcelain that matches your natural tooth color to blend in beautifully with your smile. If you would like to brighten your smile, we can alternatively use a shade of porcelain that is lighter than your natural tooth color. Veneers are usually placed only on teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. Depending on your personal dental needs and desires, Dr. Miller, Dr. Hinds and Dr. Green may recommend just one or two veneers to correct flawed teeth, or they may suggest a full set of veneers to give your smile a complete makeover.
Lumineers® are a type of porcelain veneer that offers a way to a whiter and more aligned smile. These extremely thin “smile shapers” can be applied to teeth with a minimal amount of alteration of your natural tooth surface.