Veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to cover up cracks, fill in gaps, mask stains, and solve other cosmetic flaws. Veneers can be made from a wide variety of materials, but the most popular is porcelain, due to its strength, durability, and bright white colour. Veneers can help solve simple flaws in your smile, improving your self-confidence and transforming your look. Cosmetic dentistry has blown up in recent years, and veneers represent a large portion of the industry because of their incredible results and simple bonding process. Dental veneers are suitable for many individuals who are looking to fix minor flaws and imperfections in their smile, but you must first ensure you are a healthy candidate for this procedure. For optimal effects, your teeth and gums must be healthy to ensure proper bonding between your teeth and the veneers. Here are some benefits of dental veneers:
Veneers are a simple solution for fixing cracked and chipped teeth. If the majority of the tooth remains intact and the root structure is not damaged, simply bonding a veneer shell to the tooth can cover up the crack, chip, or other imperfection. However, veneer treatments require healthy teeth and gums for proper bonding and long-term oral health. Because of this, it is crucial that any tooth decay and gum disease is addressed before you attempt to incorporate veneers into your smile. Healthy teeth must also have a good level of enamel to ensure proper bonding. If your teeth are healthy and you are a suitable candidate for veneers, they are a simple and effective solution to cracked and chipped teeth. If your teeth need some care before a veneer is suitable, explore other options (including fillings, bonding, and temporary crowns).
Thanks to its bright white colour and outstanding durability, porcelain is the most popular material for dental veneers. Being stain-resistant, it will prevent your teeth from getting further discoloured. Instead, you will have a bright, sparkly smile. Our team of dental professionals will help match the tone of your veneers with the colour of your teeth (at their whitest), ensuring your smile is consistent and beautiful. Your veneers will require regular attention and maintenance, including general oral hygiene tasks such as brushing your teeth, flossing, and using mouthwash. If you treat your veneers with care - along with the rest of your teeth - they will stay white and shiny. Maintaining healthy dental hygiene habits will also have a positive impact on your physical health, as poor oral hygiene has been linked to heart disease and a number of other serious conditions.
Veneers can also renew your smile in other ways. Our professional dentists will use veneers to shape your teeth. When they are applied and bonded, your teeth will be straighter than before, improving the aesthetic of your smile. You won't have to be embarrassed about the gaps between your teeth anymore, as veneers are designed to bond your healthy teeth and cover gaps and other imperfections, resulting in a beautiful, healthy smile. Not only will you have a brand new smile, but you will feel like a brand new person: confident, healthy, and happy. Your new smile will help improve your self-esteem and make you feel comfortable in your own body.
Getting dental veneers is a simple and relatively painless procedure that can be completed in just a few visits to your dentist's office. During the first appointment, our dentists will photograph your teeth and take digital x-rays to allow for a comprehensive assessment. We will work with you to ensure we understand your specific needs and goals. These can include anything from covering up an unsightly gap to improving your bite grid. From there a detailed cosmetic treatment plan will be created. You will generally receive a local anesthetic, have the surface of your teeth cleaned and shaped to ensure proper bonding, and then we will mount temporary veneers in place so you have the opportunity to test them for a few days before making a long-term commitment. Once you have had the chance to get used to your new veneers, we can make any changes to fix areas that cause discomfort. We will then address the aesthetics of your new veneers, so you can make any changes to the length, colour, and alignment of your new smile. Once you are satisfied, we will bond the permanent veneers to your teeth.
With the proper care and maintenance - especially a focus on diligent oral hygiene - porcelain and composite veneers can last many years. Porcelain is exceptionally strong and is designed to withstand the wear-and-tear that we put our teeth through on a daily basis. From chewing crunchy food to drinking cold beverages, your new veneers will hold up to any snack without chipping, cracking, or breaking, and they should also help reduce tooth sensitivity in healthy teeth. We utilize up-to-date technology, so you can trust that your smile is in capable hands. As a result, these veneers will revolutionize your smile for years to come.
Guelph Family Dentistry will give you the tools you need for a beautiful, healthy smile. For veneer services, we offer professional care with up-to-date technology. We will work with you to tailor your veneers to your unique needs. We accept all kinds of dental insurance, and we offer financial payment plans with up to 12 months free of interest. We offer direct billing through insurance, so payment isn't a hassle.
For more information about veneers or to book an appointment, call one of our dental professionals at 519-265-5115 or contact us here.