Mahanes Dental Group

General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. They look like your natural teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as, teeth that are stained and can't be whitened by bleaching, chipped or worn teeth, crooked or misshapen teeth and uneven spaces or a large gap between the upper front teeth.  A porcelain veneer is a thin shell that is custom-made to fit on the tooth.


Benefits of porcelain veneers are the following:

• they are strong and long-lasting

• they have a natural-looking surface

• less tooth enamel needs to be removed than with a crown

• they don't stain easily

In-office whitening is done in the office. In-office whiteners are much stronger than whitening toothpastes and home-use whiteners because they have more peroxide. They can change the color of your teeth faster than the other methods. In-office whitening is done in one hour. To help protect your mouth from the peroxide, your gum tissues will be covered with a protective gel. A light is used in addition to the peroxide.


Take home whitening are applied to your teeth by using a custom made trays to fit your smile.  You are provided 3 bleaching syringes that contain a chemical called peroxide which gets below the surface to lighten tooth enamel. Your custom made bleach trays are meant to be used over days or weeks.