Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are affixed directly to teeth, using a precise bonding process. Uneven, discolored, crooked, or even damaged teeth can be restored or repaired using this procedure.
Take a look at the sample work section to see some before and after samples. Dr. Alper has honed his technique to ensure that your veneers are not only esthetic, but functional and durable as well. He works with many different top labs and ceramists in order to achieve the look that fits your dental needs. If you are looking for a complete cosmetic renovation, porcelain veneers are the best choice. In just a couple of office visits, you can have a completely new smile. In many cases we can even show you on your teeth (rather than a photoshopped picture) what veneers will look like in advance.
What is the process for Porcelain Veneers?
If you are interested in veneers, and would like to find out if veneers are right for you, make an appointment for a short cosmetic consult. There is a nominal fee for this service. At this initial appointment you’ll have the opportunity to discuss what you want to achieve. You are invited to bring pictures/clippings of teeth that you like, or even photographs of how your teeth used to look if that is your goal. Dr. Alper will inform you if you are a candidate for veneers or if other procedures might be better for you.
If you are a candidate and decide you want to move forward with the procedure, Dr. Alper and his staff will begin designing your case. If a dental cleaning and radiographs are indicated you will be scheduled for that as well. Once your case is designed on models of your teeth, you will return to the office to take a look. Often you will have the opportunity to see how the veneers will look on your teeth at this appointment. If you are happy with the design, the next appointment is booked to prepare the teeth for veneers. Dr. Alper will also take an impression so that your porcelain veneers can be fabricated at the lab. Often times, you will leave the office with provisional (temporary) veneers, that will be a close approximation in appearance to the final outcome. Unlike the porcelain veneers these are not bonded to the teeth and are delicate, so you wouldn’t want to have any important public appearances or travel during this two week period.
In approximately 2 weeks, your porcelain veneers will be ready for bonding. Dr. Alper will remove the temporary veneers, clean the teeth and bond the porcelain veneers permanently to the teeth. You will need to return within a few days for a quick appointment where slight adjustments can be made to ensure longevity and comfort.
If you have questions regarding this procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have.