Porcelain veneers are extremely thin casings of ceramic that are bonded to the front of the patients tooth to create a new smile.
Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of teeth that appear too small or large, slightly discoloured, or simply are not cosmetically pleasing to the patient. For many patients, teeth may have chipped, become discoloured, or are slightly crooked. For the majority of these patients, porcelain veneers can prove to be the ideal solution.
When placing porcelain veneers, we pay close attention to the patients surrounding teeth and design each veneer to complement the overall smile. The result is a beautiful, attractive new smile.
If cared for properly, your veneers will last you a long time. We ensure that your new veneers are constructed of the most durable porcelain materials available.
The procedure begins with the preparation of the tooth. This entails removing the discoloured or unsightly portion of the tooth and meticulously shaping the tooth in preparation for the new veneer. Once we have shaped the tooth, we will take an impression. This impression will be sent to our lab where your new restoration will be crafted. While the new veneers are created, we will provide you with a temporary restoration. Our temporary restorations will resemble your natural teeth so that you can continue with your daily life without worrying about a missing or incompatible tooth.
During your second visit to our practice, we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration. The veneers will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new tooth feels exactly like one of your natural teeth. The final step in the process will be to bond the new veneers into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.
We will often suggest that you have all your teeth whitened before we start the veneers so that we can match your veneers to a whiter smile. Please read more about tooth whitening so that you are aware of the process.
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