Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth? Would you love to rejuvenate your smile? Perhaps porcelain veneers are the solution you’ve been seeking. This versatile treatment is frequently used in smile makeovers here at West Bowmanville Family Dental. It is quick, minimally invasive and once fitted onto your teeth, porcelain veneers are durable and can look amazing.
What Are Porcelain Veneers and When to Use Them?
A veneer is fabricated from a very thin layer of porcelain that is custom-made to fit exactly over the front surface of a tooth. It completely masks the tooth underneath and can be ideal if you have teeth that are relatively strong and healthy, but which aren’t as attractive as you’d wish. You may want to consider veneers if you have unsightly gaps in between your teeth, have teeth that are broken down or chipped or worn, or which are badly stained or discoloured. We can also use porcelain veneers in Newcastle to cover up teeth that are crooked or misshapen.
What Is the Procedure for Having Porcelain Veneers?
The procedure for having porcelain veneers is really very easy. First, our Bowmanville dentist will need to examine your teeth to make sure you are suitable for this treatment and we can discuss your aims and desires for your smile. This will allow us to determine the number of veneers that will be most beneficial. While some people may wish to have veneers that cover up most of the teeth visible when smiling, other people might need just one or two. Next, we will carefully prepare your teeth using local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. It is necessary to remove a small amount of tooth material from the front surfaces of the teeth to be veneered. This ensures that your new porcelain veneers won’t feel or look too bulky or unnatural. Once we have carefully shaped your teeth, we take a detailed digital impression of your teeth.
Benefit from the Most Advanced Digital Impression Technology
We use a 3-D digital impression system for all our veneer cases because this helps ensure that your veneers are precision-made as the digital scan will be a perfect duplicate of your teeth. Another nice thing about our digital impression system is that it’s much more comfortable for patients! There’s no need for a messy tray impression as instead we simply scan your teeth and can check the scan while you’re still sitting comfortably in the dental chair before it is emailed to the dental lab. The next stage is for your veneers to be custom-made to our exact specifications. While your veneers are being made, we may fit you with temporary veneers which will protect your teeth. At your next visit, we can try in your veneers and once we are happy with the fit and appearance, the veneers are permanently bonded onto your teeth.
Caring for Your Veneers
Once your veneers are in place then it’s important to look after them as this will help prolong their life. The good news is that it’s easy to look after your veneers as they can simply be brushed and flossed exactly like your natural teeth. It’s also important to make sure you visit our dentist in Clarington for regular checkups and professional cleanings which will help you to maintain a beautifully healthy and attractive smile.
Porcelain veneers can be used as a stand-alone treatment or combined with other cosmetic dentistry treatments in Courtice. For example, porcelain veneers can work well in conjunction with teeth whitening or can be used with other restorations including crowns, bridges and dental implants. We will always suggest the most conservative treatments that will help you enjoy the very best and most long-lasting outcome.