Dental veneers, sometimes called dental laminates, are very thin shells of porcelain or resin that a cosmetic dentist bonds to the front of your teeth to improve your smile. You can think of them as being a lot like the press-on nails that people like to use to give their hands a different, more fashionable look but for your teeth and customized to your exact, desired look!
Dental veneers don’t change the natural position of your teeth. With veneers, patients can choose to change the color, size, length, or overall shape of the teeth. They can allow you to treat problems like worn enamel, cracks/chips, and small gaps.
As with other cosmetic procedures, obtaining veneers starts with an initial consultation so your dentist can walk through the procedure with you, understand your health needs, and grasp your aesthetic goals. If you and your dentist decide veneers is the right option, the dentist will:
The steps for obtaining veneers will depend on the specific needs of the individual patient.
At Dr. Ghim’s Ballantyne office, veneers are always handmade and custom colored. The world-renowned dental technician we’ve partnered with, Naoki Hayashi, specializes in veneers and color matching and has over 25 years of experience. The exceptional collaboration between Dr. Ghim and Naoki Hayashi ensures that your results are fabulous.
Want to see if veneers are right for you? Contact our office to view examples in our veneer portfolio or get your consultation today.