How Do We Craft Custom Porcelain Veneers?

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When you have multiple esthetic issues with your smile, you may assume you need multiple procedures to correct them. But what if we could create and place porcelain veneers that instantly change the shape and color of your smile? In today’s blog, your Gary, IN, dentist will explain how we transform smiles with one or more porcelain veneers.

The Cosmetic Benefits of Our Veneers

Each one will be placed onto the front of a tooth, instantly correcting the shape and color. Which means we can use them to mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may withstand normal whitening treatments. Placement could also close embarrassing gaps or black triangle spaces between teeth, and even repair minor chips and cracks. We lengthen worn down teeth, and reshape malformed or misshapen ones. Porcelain veneers could even correct the appearance of minor misalignment, providing an alternative to braces or aligners for some patients!

Crafting Each One

We want to make sure they look natural, and also that they fit comfortably and provide a balanced bite. To do so, each one will be custom made. To begin, we administer a bonding agent and then remove a thin layer of enamel from the teeth receiving them. Next, we take detailed digital images and impressions of them. We combine these to create a 3D model, which we use in a dental lab setting to design and craft the final products. Then porcelain wee craft them from contains stain-resistant materials, and can be color-matched to blend with your smile. The material can also absorb daily bite forces, keeping your smile in great shape and lasting for many years to come, possible decades!

Placement and Maintenance

Once we complete them, you will return to the office so we can check the fit and if needed, make any final adjustments. We then attach them with a powerful bonding agent, one that secures them for decades to come. To keep them bright and long lasting, you need to make sure you brush and floss daily, and see us for checkups and cleanings every six months. A healthier diet and avoiding tobacco products are also beneficial! If you have any questions about how we create and place these thin restorations, or if you would like to see if they can help transform your smile, then please contact our team today to learn more.


Our team is ready to help transform the beauty of your smile in just two visits. In addition, we also offer cosmetic treatments like professional teeth whitening, dental bonding, and dental contouring. Contact Healthy Smiles in Northwest IN by calling 219-938-2637 to learn more about our approach to cosmetic dentistry and the procedures we provide.