VENEERS & BONDING
Veneers is a procedure that uses thin pieces of material to re-create the natural look of your teeth. It aids in the strengthening of the tooth structure comparable to natural tooth enamel and it is often the treatment of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or color.
The procedure can be direct (done in one office visit) or indirect (fabricated by the dental lab.)
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.
The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory where they use an impression to create a beautiful porcelain veneer.
Veneers are a very successful option in many situations where the original tooth is discolored or requires re-contouring. It is also a good option for fractured teeth and gaps between teeth. In some situations it can be used to correct minor bite-related problems. Some people have superficial stains that do not respond to whitening. These are a few examples when veneers and bonding may be the best option.
Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible custom-molded aligners. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth with results you'll notice sooner than you think. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter position step by step, until you have a more beautiful smile. And unlike braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth as usual.