Ridgewood Dentistry

Porcelain Laminate Veneers 

What they are?
Laminate veneers are custom-made tooth-shaped shells that are permanently bonded to your teeth. They can be used to correct or camouflage discolored, damaged, or misaligned teeth. Laminates require a minimal amount of tooth reduction, resulting in a more conservative restoration.

How they are made?
The fabrication and placement of porcelain veneers requires two appointments. During the preparation appointment, the teeth are prepared to achieve an optimal fit. An impression is then taken to make an exact replica of the prepared tooth which facilitates the dental laboratory's fabrication of the veneer. At the second appointment, your tooth will be conditioned with a solution to prepare the surface for optimal bonding strength. The veneer is then bonded into place using a tooth-colored material to achieve a vibrant natural and healthy look.