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. Dr Perry places veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.

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.

How durable are porcelain veneers?

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With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.

Dr Perry will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.

Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.

How do I start the process and what are the initial steps?

Dr Perry will have a comprehensive discussion with you and examine your entire mouth.  When your mouth is healthy and ready for your veneers Dr Perry will take lots of photos of your mouth and your smile.  He will show you some samples of different styles of veneers and you and he can discuss the style and shape.  Upon your return at your next visit Dr Perry will have done a cosmetic simulation of what you mouth will look like; you approve it and the rest is simply magical.  Although there is no magic involved from that point on it is relatively simple.  Within in a week or so after that you will come to your appointment and your teeth will be prepared to receive your new smile.  Its that simple!  Just ask and you shall receive.

Click here for some examples of styles and shapes for your new teeth