Have you ever wondered how film stars and celebrities manage to have such perfect smiles? Although a lucky few might be genetically blessed, most will have had a little help from a cosmetic dentist. Many will have porcelain veneers, but you don’t need to be rich or famous to have this treatment. So, what are porcelain veneers, and could they help you achieve your dream smile?
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are custom-made, thin porcelain shells that are designed to fit precisely over the front surfaces of your teeth. They cover up the part of the tooth visible in the mouth and are perfect for hiding minor discrepancies to the appearance of your teeth. You might want to consider porcelain veneers if you have any of the following problems affecting your teeth.
- Minor chips or cracks
- Teeth that are slightly worn down
- Discoloured teeth that will not respond to tooth whitening
- Spaces in between your teeth that you’d prefer to close or minimize
- Teeth that are too small
Porcelain veneers can sometimes be used to correct the position of teeth that are only slightly out of alignment and where it may not be necessary to have orthodontic treatment to reposition the teeth. They can also be useful for modifying the overall shape of a tooth.
Am I Suitable for Porcelain Veneers?
The best way to find out for sure if porcelain veneers might be a suitable solution is to visit our dentist in Whitby. Your teeth do need to be reasonably healthy and shouldn’t have any large fillings or decay. Our dentist will want to know how you’d like to change your smile and the type of transformation you desire. For example, some people would love to have a Hollywood-style smile which may require multiple veneers. However, others will have just one or two teeth that bother them and only want to make subtle changes to their appearance. Veneers are a versatile treatment that can often be combined with other cosmetic dental procedures, such as tooth whitening so, for example, you could have your teeth whitened before having just one or two veneers. The choice is yours!
What Is the Procedure for Dental Veneers?
Margolian Dentistry has some of the most advanced technology available today, ensuring the procedure to prepare, make and fit your veneers is as quick and as comfortable as possible. Initially, our Ajax dentist will need to prepare your teeth, usually by removing a tiny amount of tooth enamel as otherwise your new veneers could look and feel unnatural and too bulky. The amount of tooth structure removed is minimal because your new veneers will be incredibly thin. Once your teeth are prepared, then instead of taking an ordinary and uncomfortable dental impression, your teeth are digitally scanned, a process that is quick and comfortable and extremely accurate.
Next, the digital impression file is sent to our dental lab for your veneers to be hand-crafted, or sometimes we can make them on-site with an advanced CADCAM milling machine. With this technique, our dentists will digitally design your new veneers, and the design is sent to our on-site milling machine. Your veneers are fabricated from high quality, durable porcelain, providing you with truly excellent aesthetics. Once your veneers are completed, we can check the fit and will bond them permanently onto your teeth.
Are you interested in porcelain veneers in Oshawa? Contact us to schedule your initial consultation, and you could soon have a smile to rival any celebrity.