Porcelain laminate veneers consist of a compilation of several thin ceramic layers which replace original tooth enamel, and an adhesive layer. To apply a veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel must be removed, usually less than a millimeter. This is essential as it creates room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and most accurately restore natural tooth function while creating an even better appearance than the original tooth.
Visiting our office and asking Dr. Hawkins about veneers is the first step in determining if veneers are the right option for you, or if there are alternate solutions available. Dr. Hawkins will spend time with you to clearly identify what cosmetic improvements you want to accomplish and make the best recommendation to achieve the desired results.