Porcelain Veneers

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What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.

Are Porcelain Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry Appropriate for Me?

To help make this determination, Dr. Carpenter will thoroughly evaluate your smile. This will include photography, computer imaging and possibly a chairside composite mock-up. Please visit our Cosmetic Smile Analysis to learn more.

Will they look like normal teeth?

When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.   The following photos are an example where Porcelain Veneers allowed Dr. Carpenter to straighten and improve the shape of this patient’s teeth.

Before Porcelain VeneersAfter Porcelain Veneers

Before Porcelain Veneers                                                            After Porcelain Veneers  

How durable are porcelain veneers?

With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade. Dr. Carpenter has been treating patients with Porcelain Veneers for 25+ years.  He also works hand-in-hand with a world-class lab technician.  Photography is used for shade matching and laboratory communication.

Lumineers the No-Fear Porcelain Veneer
Lumineers are a special type of Porcelain Veneers Made by Den-Mat Corporation. These veneers require minimal, and often no, preparation of your natural tooth.