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Do you have yellowed, cracked or chipped teeth and long for a pearly white smile? If you feel that you have tried everything, but nothing has changed the way you feel about your teeth, Cornerstone Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH can help. Porcelain veneers can cover stains, chips cracks and more, and make you feel great about the way you look.Veneers

What are veneers?
Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are bonded over the front of the tooth, creating what looks to be a whole new tooth. Veneers act as a permanent mask to cover tooth abnormalities like cracking or staining, but can also be used to improve the appearance of gaps or misaligned teeth.

What is a veneer procedure like? 
Usually, veneers can be installed in two or three appointments. These appointments take place in three different parts: consultation, preparation, and installation.

The consultation appointment will be your chance to tell your dentist everything you expect from your new smile and what changes you would like to see. It is also important that you ask any questions you have about the procedure, and let your dentist know if you are worried or confused on any of the steps involved.

The teeth must now be prepared. The dentist will buff about half a millimeter of enamel off the front of the tooth, both to create a rough surface for the veneers to bond to, and to make room for the width of the veneers so they fit perfectly to the teeth. A mold is taken of your teeth that will be the basis of your new veneers and sent to a dental laboratory where the veneers are fabricated.

The veneers can now be permanently bonded to the teeth using a form of cement and a special bonding light. Your dentist may trim the veneer down to ensure the proper fit. Any excess cement will then be removed, and your dentist will check your teeth to ensure the proper bite.

Cornerstone Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH are experts in veneers and dedicated to friendly and professional care for every patient. If you want to make the leap from yellowed, chipped teeth to bright, brilliant smile, call (513) 631-8920 to schedule your consultation today.