Veneers are a natural-looking cosmetic treatment that can provide a dramatic smile makeover. Veneers can be applied to one or several teeth for any of the following aesthetic reasons:
- Correct gaps between the teeth
- Correct uneven lengths
- Correct slightly misaligned teeth
- Correct discoloration
- Restore chipped teeth
- Correct teeth that are slightly crooked
- Change the size or shape
Veneers cover the front of the tooth surface and slightly wrap around the sides and biting edge of the tooth. In most cases, each tooth receiving a veneer will be carefully prepped prior to the veneer fabrication and placement. This preparation involves removing a thin (usually less than one millimeter) layer of enamel from the natural tooth in the areas that will be covered by the veneer. This allows the veneer to fit seamlessly with the contours of the natural tooth. The veneers are attached using a thin but strong bonding material. The material hardens when cured by a specialized laser.
Lumineers are a type of porcelain veneer which Dr. Rosenberg and his staff have both training and experience with. They are a proprietary brand of porcelain veneers made by one lab in California (Cerinate Labs).
We also provide porcelain veneers made with the CEREC system which we can custom stain in our office with our Vita Vacumat 40 oven and both Vita and Ivoclar (Empress) stain systems.
A third option that we use is the traditional approach of making impressions and have the veneers made in either our local dental lab (Harrison Dental Lab) or sending them to the DaVinci Lab in California.