Veneers are an excellent way to redesign and reshape your entire mouth. Veneers are a very thin ceramic shell that covers your existing tooth structure. In placing these new veneers on your teeth, you are able to fix the look of issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth and many other issues.
A lot of people think veneers are supposed to be on every tooth. This is true for some people. But for MOST people, sometimes all it takes is ONE to FOUR very carefully planned-out, conservatively placed veneers. Now we can also create veneers using composite restorations. They are hand-layered in three-dimensional shades using a special diagnostic wax up created by the doctor or a certified dental technician who works closely with us to create the ideal shape and contours for future veneers. Using composite (or white filling material) resin is one of the newest ways we can create more beautiful smiles. This is a great solution for younger patients who need to conserve precious enamel, or those who need a more beautiful smile but cannot afford porcelain bonding.
For example, the patient at the right is a real patient of Dr. Vinh's. Using a conservative approach, her smile was greatly improved with take-home whitening (KOR Whitening) and just one single veneer. She was extremely happy with the result.