Our family dentists at Apple Dental Care in Edmonton offer veneers, a cosmetic treatment for patients who wish to correct discoloured, chipped, gapped, misaligned or aged teeth in just a few short visits.
What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are esthetic porcelain restorations that are bonded to the surface of your natural teeth. They are fitted to the contour of your teeth, instantly correcting the look of the tooth.
Patients choose veneers as a cosmetic solution to enhance the brightness of their teeth, to straighten their smile, and quickly correct issues such as discolouration, fractures, and chips.
Designed to also close gaps and correct tooth misalignment, veneers are considered a less intrusive treatment option than crowns or braces.
When are veneers used?
Veneers are a great treatment option for patients that have:
- Discoloured teeth
- Worn out teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Misaligned teeth or gapped teeth
The veneers treatment process
Veneer treatment requires three visits.
Your first visit is an assessment of your current dental condition, which starts with an examination of your smile.
The dentist then works with you on a customized smile design. A decision will be made on whether veneers are the best solution for you.
The second visit is focused on preparing the teeth for your veneers.
After your teeth are prepared they are digitally scanned and temporary veneers in the shape of the design will be placed as a trial smile, so you will have an idea of how the final restorations will look.
Before your third visit the final veneers will be made and are ready to be placed.
Before bonding they will be placed on your teeth to ensure that both you and the doctor are happy with the final result.
The restorations are then bonded to your teeth to provide a strong beautiful smile.
Are there any special care instructions to maintaining veneers?
Maintaining your dental veneers is similar to taking care of your natural teeth. A strong daily hygiene routine is important to adhere to. This means brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, at least twice a day.
Also, avoid eating hard foods that may crack your veneers. We also suggest reducing your consumption of items such as tobacco and coffee as this could discolour or stain the veneer.