Porcelain Veneers

Often an alternative to crowns, dental veneers are very thin pieces of specially-shaped porcelain or plastic that are glued over the front of your teeth with little or no anesthesia needed. They are the cure for teeth that are severely discolored, chipped, have small holes or pits, are misshapen or crooked, or for the correction of unwanted or uneven spaces.

Unlike crowns, porcelain veneers won’t require the dentist to remove much of the tooth itself in most cases. Teeth veneers are created from an impression taken in our office. Your custom veneer is then glued directly onto your tooth. Typically costing less than crowns, cosmetic veneers won’t stain, making them a very popular solution for many people seeking that perfect smile. Strong and very durable, porcelain veneers last from ten to fifteen years, and come in colors that will brighten dark teeth without the worry of them changing color.

How are Dental Veneers Attached to your Tooth?

In your first appointment, it is important to initially discuss with your cosmetic dentist that you will want to “try in” your veneers with temporary cement that is the same color cement as will be used for the permanent attachment. During this “try-in” phase, be sure to look at your veneers in natural light in addition to the office light. Teeth are prepared for veneers by lightly buffing to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer. Veneers are thin like contact lenses, and will usually only need tooth reduction of 0.5mm to 1.0mm. If a drastic change is being made for the result you want, reduction may be 1.0mm to 2.0mm. A mold is taken of the teeth, from which the veneers are modeled after. Temporary veneers will be placed and worn until your permanent veneers are ready.

While wearing the temporary veneers, advise your cosmetic dentist of any adjustments or changes you would like made, such as in shape or size. These changes will be translated into your permanent veneers, so good communication between you and your dentist is important in achieving your new smile.  Your dentist places the veneers with water or glycerin on the teeth to verify their perfect fit and the shade or color. The color cannot be changed after the veneers are adhered to your teeth. The tooth is then cleansed with chemicals to achieve a durable bond. Once the glue is between the veneer and your tooth, a light beam is used to harden the glue/cement.

At Bowmanville Dental, some of the services we offer include Invisalign invisible bracescrowns, dental implants, dentures, sedation dentistry and more.

Tooth whitening is offered free for all new patients at Bowmanville Dental.

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