Cosmetic Veneers

Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure in which thin porcelain facings are placed on the front (visible) area of the teeth.  These thin porcelain facings placed on your teeth increase the aesthetics of your smile, including shape, color, brightness and position.  Generally, a small amount (less than 1mm) of natural tooth structure must be removed to allow the veneer to fit seamlessly into the smile line.

Veneers Create A Beautiful Polished AppearanceVeneers can also be used to repair minor chips and fractures to the front showing teeth.  They are usually only applied to the part of the tooth that is visible during general conversation.  This treatment can be accomplished either by placing composite resin on the teeth during a visit, known as bonding, or by placing thin porcelain facings on the teeth.  They are an investment but can bring out a very desirable and confident presentation.

When comparing veeners and crowns, veneers are advantageous and often preferable since less natural tooth material is removed, and the procedure has a higher degree of comfort.  Crowns are favorable for teeth that have less tooth structure or considerably sized fillings.

Bonding Technique

The Bonding Technique involves a composite resin can last several years and is easily removable, repairable and replaceable. With this technique, Dr. Paesani can transform the appearance of your teeth to achieve the smile you desire. We prepare your teeth with minimal grinding to adjust the shape or just to roughen the surface. A tooth shade or combination of shades and the composite resin is added (similar to a putty). This is later shaped and cured with a bright light. It is then beautifully polished to a shine.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are aesthetically pleasing and can last more than twenty years. However, they are a more expensive treatment overall. They usually involve two appointments as the veneers need to be fabricated at a dental laboratory. During the first of the two appointments, the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are provided a temporary covering. When the veneers return from the laboratory, we remove the temporaries and the veneers are then bonded to the applicable teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are typically made using porcelain or pressed ceramic.