Veneers, Lumineers and Cosmetic Bonding offered by Dr. Keith Wall, DDS
Veneers/Lumineers are custom made cosmetic restorations that are bonded over the front of your teeth. Cosmetic bonding is a procedure in which a tooth colored resin material is applied and hardened with a special light that bonds the material to the tooth in order to restore and/or improve your smile.
No one will ever know that you once had tooth gaps, chipped or misshapen teeth after receiving cosmetic dental bonding.
Dental bonding is also referred to as cosmetic bonding and helps correct the following dental problems:
- Improves the appearance of discolored teeth
- Closes gaps between teeth
- Repairs chipped or cracked teeth
- Repairs decayed teeth
- Alters the shape of teeth
- Protects a portion of the tooth root that has been exposed after the gum recedes
See the FAQ’s under tooth colored fillings.
FAQ’s about Porcelain Veneers
What is the difference between resin (bonding veneers) and porcelain veneers?
Bonding veneers are composed of a resin which is not as durable as the lab processed porcelain veneers and because they are a resin, they do tend to stain/ darken over time. Porcelain veneers are lab processed and are custom made to fit perfectly over the existing tooth.
Do porcelain veneers last longer than resin veneers?
Yes, porcelain veneers are much stronger than resin veneers and have a lifespan comparable to crowns.
Can I change the color or shape of my teeth with veneers?
Yes, veneers can be made to perfect the shape and color of teeth.
Dr. Keith Wall’s Snap On Appliance
The Snap On appliance is an affordable cosmetic alternative to permanent dental work (priced at a fraction of the cost of a full set of porcelain veneers). The Snap On appliance will cover up teeth that are worn, crooked, cracked, chipped, discolored or missing.
The benefits of the Snap On appliance is that they easily snap into place. There is typically no need for shots, drilling, or adhesives. After your consultation, an upper and lower impression will be taken of your teeth. You and Dr. Wall will choose the preferred shape and shade. Lastly, your case is sent to the lab for precision fabrication.
The process to make the appliance usually takes about two weeks. After your appliance has arrived at the dental office, you will be notified to come in for your fitting. The Snap On appliance is primarily for cosmetic wear (precision appearance - people who are in the public eye, entertainers, speakers, those who want that special look of perfection in public). The patient can remove them whenever they want to return to their regular teeth.