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Laminate Veneers

Laminate Veneers can preserve natural tooth structure with minimal tooth reduction.

One way that we can make your smile more attractive is to place porcelain laminate veneers or jacket crowns. Porcelain veneers are translucent, thin laminates made to laminate veneersimprove the esthetics (shape, spacing, color) of natural teeth, to correct crowding, or to replace composite bonding.

Veneers were invented by a California dentist named Charles Pincus. Multiple veneers can close spaces in between teeth, lengthens teeth that have been shortened by wear, fill the black triangles between teeth caused by gum recession, provide a uniform color, shape, and symmetry, and make the teeth appear straight.

Porcelain jacket crowns and laminate veneers both require two office visits. At the first appointment we remove any old bonding and prepare the teeth and take impressions and choose the shade and shape of the porcelain. Meanwhile temporary bonding is used to cover the prepared teeth until next appointment. Approximately one week later, the porcelain veneers or crowns are permanently cemented at the second appointment.