Dream of having a beautiful smile? The answer is: PORCELAIN VENEERS
A beautiful smile is so important in today's world, whether social or business. Cosmetic Dentistry with veneers has made such significant advances in recent years that almost anyone can achieve a beautiful smile! Our dentists are experts in the latest cosmetic dental techniques, and take great pride in helping you gain your perfect smile.
Discover the possibilities of porcelain veneers. You will love the way you look!
What is a veneer?
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded onto the front surface of your tooth to improve its appearance. It is very strong once bonded to your teeth. Veneers are 1.5 mm translucent porcelain facings made in the laboratory after an impression of the tooth is taken.
The main advantages of Veneers:
- Only minimal substance is removed from the tooth.
- Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth.
- Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable.
- You can whiten your teeth, close spaces, and create a great smile.
- Veneers transmit light better and therefore have a more translucent appearance giving a natural, aesthetic look.
How are veneers prepared?
A veneer usually takes two visits. A local anesthetic (injection) may be used to make sure that there is no discomfort.
Your first appointment usually involves some minor contouring of the original teeth and taking an impression. This will be given to the dental technician, along with any other information needed to make the veneer. The colour of the surrounding teeth is matched on a shade guide to make sure that the veneer will look entirely natural.
On the next appointment the veneers are tried on and, if satisfactory, they are bonded into place. To achieve a perfect result, we combine bleaching with porcelain veneers.
Alternatives to veneers
- A natural-colored filling material can be used for minor repairs to front teeth.
- Your dentist would suggest crowns for teeth which need to be strengthened – either because they have broken, have been weakened by a very large filling, or have had root canal treatment.
After the veneers are fitted
After porcelain veneers are fitted, only minor adjustments can be made. It is usually suggested to wait 2-3 weeks to get used to them before any changes are made.
Your teeth may have some sensitivity for a few days after the fitting.
Veneers should last for many years. But just as with your own teeth, they can chip or break. Your dentist can tell you how long each individual veneer should last. Small chips can be repaired.
Cleaning your veneers
Use whitening toothpaste to clean your dental veneers. You cannot change the colors of the veneers, but whitening toothpaste can prevent plaque and stain films from forming on top of the veneers.
Brush, floss and rinse as you would your natural teeth. Keeping your dental veneers in good condition will prevent cavities and gum disease from changing the color of the teeth behind the veneers.
We recommend that those with venners make sure to floss a lot. The edge of your teeth where the veneer joins the natural tooth is very susceptible to damage because the food particles and plaque now have a little ridge to sit on. Your dentist will demonstrate the proper technique for flossing.
You have to take twice as much care of your gums because if they recede even a small amount you will have the edge of the veneer showing.