Do you have stains, chip, cracks, or gaps that are ruining the look of your smile? If so, we have the perfect solution for you. These cosmetic dental restorations can instantly restore and improve the look of your smile. Whether it’s closing gaps, covering stains, fixing cracks, or creating uniformity, porcelain veneers can give you the makeover you need to achieve a more beautiful smile.
What are Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain Veneers are thin shells made of a medical-grade ceramic material that are bonded to the front of the teeth. They can be efficiently designed to match to the exact colour of your teeth to seamlessly blend in with your smile. Porcelain veneers can also be used to improve the shape, size, and appearance of your teeth to create a perfectly formed, white smile.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Veneers work by sliding over your teeth’s front surface to fix minor imperfections and give you the dream smile you’ve always wanted. Typically, the application takes three visits to complete. The first visit is required to design your new smile. The second is to prepare the teeth by creating an impression which will be sent to the lab. And once the shells are ready, a final appointment is required to bond the veneers to your teeth. In some circumstances, your teeth may have to be slightly shaved down. This is done to create natural-looking results and more stability.
The Many Benefits
Veneers can do much more than just improve your smile. They can also be used to help restore strength and function to your teeth, provide you with the confidence boost you need, and produce long-lasting results compared to other cosmetic methods. What some people don’t know is that porcelain veneers are also resistant to staining, and can be combined with teeth whitening and dental crows as a complete cosmetic result for truly stunning results.
If you’re looking to improve the appearance or function of your smile, porcelain veneers might be right for you. Our dental team will work with you to ensure you achieve the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. Contact Yazdani Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation.
How Long Do They Last?
Once your dentist has completed the procedure, your new veneers will be fixed in place permanently. Only your dentist will be able to remove them if need be. On average, they will last between 15 to 20 years. With good care, they can last even longer.
Are Veneers Indestructible
Though they are exceptionally strong and can withstand everyday wear and tear, porcelain veneers are not indestructible. They can also chip and crack just like regular teeth. That’s why it’s imperative to take care of them, especially when biting down on harder materials. For those who tend to grind their teeth during the day or at night, this can cause them to crack. If you suffer from teeth grinding or bruxism, talk to your dentist beforehand to discuss treatment options, like using a mouthguard to protect your new smile.
Are Veneers Suitable for Everyone?
Veneers are an excellent choice for rectifying many different dental issues. However, it doesn’t mean that they’re a suitable option for everyone. When you visit our clinic, our dentist will first examine the condition of your teeth and gums thoroughly to ensure that you are a good candidate for this cosmetic treatment. If there are any signs of severe tooth decay or oral infection, you may not qualify for porcelain veneers. In this case, your dentist will recommend another cosmetic service that can offer a more suitable solution based on your individual needs.
They Can Be Used to Improve Individual Teeth
The versatile nature of veneers makes them suitable for improving your entire smile or only a portion of it. In fact, veneers can be used to enhance or correct the appearance of one or two teeth. So, if you’re concerned about a particular tooth or all of them, it can be a viable option to explore with your dentist.
Proper Oral Hygiene Is Still Important
Porcelain veneers may be more durable against stains compared to resin veneers, but it’s imperative to take good care of them by keeping up with your regular dental hygiene. Brushing twice per day, flossing and wearing a nightguard if recommended by your dentist is important to continue. Neglecting this can eventually lead to discoloured teeth and possible damage.
Temporary Veneers are Available
It can take up to two weeks to prepare the final veneers. For those who need an immediate solution to hide a crack, chipped or damaged tooth, you can also opt for temporary veneers. These can be applied to conceal any damage until the final version is ready. Talk to your dentist to learn more.