Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering, made of porcelain or composite resin (plastic), is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth.

About | Veneers

Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure in which a covering made of porcelain or composite is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. They help correct teeth that are cracked, misshapen, or discolored in an easy procedure. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. There are two types of procedures used to place a veneer: direct and indirect.

Dental veneers can be made to reshape teeth and improve the look of your smile. If you’re interested in learning more about veneers contact our office in Lansing, MI to schedule an appointment.

The Process | Veneers

The direct technique most commonly involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. We will do this in our Lansing office by sculpting the veneers to your teeth rather than taking impressions and having a lab create the veneers. This method is usually used for smaller chips and cracks in teeth and can be done in one appointment.

The indirect technique typically involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions are taken of your teeth, and your teeth are given a temporary covering while the veneers are made. In two weeks, the veneers will have completed fabrication at the dental laboratory and be delivered back to our office. Your temporaries will then be removed, and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory-fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic. This method has the best appearance and long-term results.

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