As the popularity of veneers rises it is important to educate yourself on what they are before you can determine whether or not you are a good candidate for them. For people who are insecure about their smile due to uneven teeth or discoloration, veneers can be a huge confidence booster. Don’t make a permanent decision based on a celebrity trend. First, let’s get down to the basics. 

What are veneers? 

Veneers are custom-fit tooth covers made out of porcelain meant to enhance and brighten your smile. Veneers are ideal for people looking for a long-term solution that will provide them with a beautiful smile for years to come. It is important to note that they are permanent and cannot be removed once they are placed over your natural teeth. This is why it is important to ask yourself if you really want them. Veneers are good for people who want a cosmetic solution to cover up chips, gaps, crookedness, stains, and discoloration. 

Since this is a permanent solution Dr. Emma Wu goes above and beyond to give you a preview of what your potential smile will look like. She gives patients the choice of seeing a digital version of their new smile or trying on wax models in person to get a feel for their potential new look. 

How are they applied? 

To apply veneers Dr. Emma Wu will first remove a small amount of enamel to allow for there to be room for the veneers. Impressions are then created of your teeth which are then set off to a lab to create your custom porcelain veneers! It takes about two weeks for the veneers to be completed and during that time you will be given temporary crowns. After 2 weeks, Dr.Emma Wu will fit them to your teeth and bond them with special cement and curing light. Once your bite is tested you are all set and ready to enjoy your dazzling new smile! Although we do suggest scheduling a follow-up appointment to ensure you are satisfied with your veneers. 

Contact our office to learn more! 

If you are interested in stepping up your smile with veneers contact us today! Our team will be happy to discuss your options and if we think you are a suitable candidate for veneers. 

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