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What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin (0.3 mm) pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain shells. They are custom made to match the shape and color that you desire. They are permanently bonded to the front of teeth and provide the patient with a beautiful and attractive healthy smile. Porcelain veneers have become a desired alternative to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental aesthetic conditions.

What are the reasons for getting Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are an ideal aesthetic solution for:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or large
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces
  • Worn or chipped teeth


  • Cosmetic restoration, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile
What does the process of getting Porcelain Veneers involve?

Prior to any work, the desired improvements and changes are crafted in special dental waxes (wax-up) using models and photographs of your existing teeth and smile. Your Prosthodontist will consult with you about the desired modifications, and together, develop a course of treatment. The course of treatment is usually completed within 2-3 visits. Preparation for porcelain veneers begins with a light buffing and shaping of the teeth. This allows for ultra-thin veneers that provide a seamless appearance and perfect smile. provisional (temporary) veneers are fabricated and bonded to your teeth. This temporary restoration allows the patient to evaluate and modify the color and fit of their final restoration.

On the final visit, your teeth are cleansed and prepared for the durable bonding agents that will secure your new porcelain veneers. These bonding agents are cured using a specialized light that creates the long lasting bond between your teeth and the new veneers.

Are Porcelain Veneers permanent?

Porcelain veneers are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile. Porcelain veneers are permanent restorations, however, like any other dental treatment, they require maintenance and possible replacement after many years of service. The average life span of porcelain veneer is approximately 12-15 years. With regular maintenance and check-ups, porcelain veneers provide patients with the long lasting smile they deserve.

Are there any after effects?

Patients may experience mild sensitivity to hot and cold after placement of a porcelain veneer. It is usually with in normal limits and should dissipate in one to two weeks.

Perhaps the most common side effect is the confidence you gain from a perfect smile.

What kind of care and follow up is necessary?

Veneers should be brushed and flossed regularly like regular teeth. With regular check ups and maintenance (preventive care) your veneers will last healthy for many years.

Why “Dr. Halim’s” veneers?

Dr. Halim takes the time to thoroughly plan and design the planed modifications for your individual smile and personally handcraft your porcelain veneer wax-up in his on site laboratory. Accordingly, the provisional (temporary) restorations is created and placed in your moth and prior to crafting your final porcelain veneers. These provisional (temporary) restorations allow both of you and Dr. Halim to examine and try-out the changes from day one. Accordingly, photos and molds of your provisional veneers are used to guide the fabrication of the final porcelain veneers by top notch dental laboratory technologist, ensuring the best fit and the smile you always wanted.

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