Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain cemented onto front teeth to enhance appearance, and in some cases, to protect the teeth. Veneers allow many patients to achieve a dramatic smile makeover without highly invasive treatments and can last several years.
Veneers typically require 2-3 appointments. The first appointment is a consultation to determine the desired look, shape, and colour you desire. Next, the tooth surfaces will be prepared, by removing a very thin layer of enamel and taking impressions of the teeth.
Veneers are made in a laboratory in one to two weeks. During this time, your dentist will make you temporary veneers that will not only allow you to function normally, but also give you the ability to assess the new look and shape of your teeth.