What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, wafer-like shells that go on the fronts of your teeth to fill in gaps and cover flaws like chips, cracks, and discoloration.

Dr. Palmieri frequently prescribes porcelain veneers since they replicate the translucency and coloring of your natural teeth. Veneers also repel stains, so they do not become discolored over time. Resin veneers are a thinner alternative to porcelain when keeping as much natural enamel as possible is more important than optimizing aesthetics.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

Veneers are designed to correct multiple flaws at once, making them one of the most cost-effective, and most popular, cosmetic treatments we offer. Consider veneers if you want to:

  • Close small gaps between your teeth
  • Correct minor bite alignment issues
  • Fix misshapen teeth
  • Make small teeth appear larger
  • Make short teeth appear longer
  • Hide chips
  • Cover stains
  • Create a natural look and feel

Veneers will completely transform your smile, and the results can last 10+ years with proper care.

How are Veneers applied?

After taking digital impressions of your teeth, Dr. Palmieri will send the images to a dental lab, which will cast your custom veneers. The lab will create each veneer according to the shape and shade you desire. In the meantime, Dr. Palmieri will prepare your teeth so that the veneers will bond to them securely. Once your veneers have been fabricated, Dr. Palmieri will bond them to the fronts of your teeth, making adjustments and putting on finishing touches for the perfect look and feel. After all your veneers are in place to your satisfaction, he will beam a special light at them to cure the bond before cleaning and polishing them to perfection.

What to Expect

Most patients feel very little discomfort, if any, during veneer placement.
There may be some sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure, but it’s only temporary. Your veneers should look and feel completely natural.

How long do dental veneers last?

The average lifespan of veneers is about 10 years. Resin veneers don’t usually last as long as porcelain veneers, though that mostly depends on your brushing, flossing, and other oral care habits. Dr. Palmieri can give you advice on keeping your veneers looking great for as long as possible.

If you have imperfections in your front teeth and want to find out whether dental veneers would be a good option for you, call or book an appointment online now.