Brookline Veneers by Dr. Peter Juriansz, DMD
What Are Veneers?
Veneers adhere to the front of your natural tooth to improve its appearance. Veneers are very thin porcelain laminates that resist staining from drinking coffee or smoking. These laminates are bonded to the front of your teeth in order to improve their appearance and repair damaged areas. Dr. Juriansz uses veneers to correct uneven surfaces, chips, discoloration, oddly shaped teeth, crooked or unevenly spaced teeth. We prefer individually customized veneers rather than pressed monochromatic veneers.
You can expect your veneers to have more color stability and be more durable than bonding. Veneers are also highly resistant to stains from tea, coffee or even smoking.
How Do Veneers Work?
Because a small amount of your tooth enamel will likely have to be removed in order to accommodate your veneers, the procedure is usually irreversible. Typically you will have at least two appointments with Dr. Juriansz to complete your veneer procedure. The first is for preparation, the second for bonding. In some cases when the teeth are small, no preparation of the teeth may be needed.
Your tooth preparation visit with last about 1-2 hours. During this time, your teeth will be lightly buffed to make room for the thickness that the veneer will add to your teeth. In most cases, about 1/2mm of each tooth will be removed; local anesthesia can eliminate any potential discomfort during this process. After the buffing, staff will take a mold of your teeth, which is then sent to a laboratory to create the veneers. Your veneers will be made by a dental lab technician who will work from the model provided by Brookline Village Dental. We use talented and experienced ceramists for our veneer work.
Once the veneers are ready, you can come in to be fitted. This visit will also take about 1-2 hours. During this time, Dr. Juriansz will bond the veneers to your natural teeth after he ensures a proper fit and color match. Dr. Juriansz will use water or glycerine on your teeth to check the fit of the veneers as well as to check the shade and color. While your veneers are resting on your teeth, Dr. Juriansz can adjust the color with various shades of cement so that it will match the color of your natural teeth.
Then Dr. Juriansz will apply the veneer to each tooth. First your tooth will be cleansed with a chemical that will allow the veneer to bond with your tooth. Next, Dr. Juriansz will sandwich a special cement between the veneer and your tooth, then use a painless light beam to harden the cement.