Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain or composite that Dr. Paschal places over your tooth in order to improve its appearance. We frequently use them to correct discrepancies in tooth size, shape, and color. The process takes two visits to complete.
“Veneers can restore your tooth size, spacing, and make your smile look whatever color you want it to be.”
During the first visit, Dr. Paschal will gently remove a small surface layer of your enamel - typically less than 1/2 of a millimeter (about the thickness of a fingernail). Then, we take an impression of your bite and send it to our dental laboratory where the veneers are made. A set of plastic temporary veneers is worn over your teeth while the porcelain ones are being fashioned.
During your second visit, about 10 days later, we bond each of the veneers to your teeth. After the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, a special type of dental cement affixes the veneer to the porous enamel. A bright light cures it into place permanently.
“I recently completed a case on a woman who didn’t like the way her teeth looked. The spaces between them really bothered her. We did a bit of laser gingival recontouring and used veneers to close up the spaces. She was ecstatic when she saw how it looked!”
Same Day Dental Veneers
In some cases, Dr. Paschal also provides direct composite dental veneers. These aesthetic restorations are designed while you are in our office, and take just one visit to complete.
check out our dental bonding to fix minor imperfections at a fraction of the cost.