Are you self-conscious about your smile or uncomfortable showing off your teeth due to them being damaged or discolored? Is the color of your teeth affecting how you go about your daily life? If so, you may benefit from receiving dental veneers. Many people are unaware of the benefits of dental veneers and how they can help improve their oral condition. Due to their amazing versatility and simplicity, dental veneers are becoming the preferred method for those looking to fix the imperfections in their smile.
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front of a damaged or discolored tooth. They are custom-made to ensure the proper fit and can be made to cover a single tooth or multiple teeth. Depending on the extent of damage or discoloration, dentists recommend veneers to increase the cosmetic appearance and functionality of your teeth. For more information regarding dental veneers and their benefits, contact our office to arrange a consultation with an experienced Calgary dentist.
How Dental Veneers Are Made
When preparing to receive dental veneers from your dentist, you can expect to require anywhere from one to three appointments, depending on the number of veneers and the severity of the situation. At your first appointment, our dentists will consult with you on your goals, perform an oral examination which may include x-rays, and help you determine whether or not veneers are your best option. After determining you are a good candidate for dental veneers, we would take an exact mold of your teeth and send this impression off to our dental laboratory, so they can create a personalized porcelain veneer made in the specific shape and desired shade for you. In your second and third appointments, if necessary, your dentist applies the veneers through the process of bonding. Dental bonding is a non-invasive and pain-free process that bonds your new veneers to your existing teeth.
After your dental veneers have been made to fit your tooth or teeth, the process of bonding the veneer to the tooth in question can now occur. This process is called dental bonding and is completed by using a cement-like resin to secure your new veneer(s) for long-term use. Before permanent placement, your dentist will check the fit to ensure it is sized and shaped properly.
Your tooth will then be cleaned and polished, followed by a final etching. This creates texture on the tooth which helps the cement grip and allows the veneer to stay properly in place. Cement-like resin is applied to the veneer, and then the veneer is placed directly on the tooth. Special dental curing using ultraviolet light is then used to harden the resin that is applied to the area of the new veneer. After a final clean-up by removing any excess resin or cement from the surrounding area, you now have a new, fresh-looking, perfectly functioning new tooth!
Who Can Benefit from Dental Veneers?
Plenty of people can benefit from the use of dental veneers. Some dentists recommend dental veneers if you have small gaps or chips in the tooth that are not causing extreme pain or discomfort. Typically, the use of dental veneers is more for cosmetic reasons, especially if the tooth is significantly discolored or appears unnatural in some way or another. The addition of dental veneers allows for an increase in self-confidence, and many patients love showing off their new smiles and not being fearful of hiding what their teeth truly look like.
Schedule A Consultation With Our Calgary Dentists Today
If you are looking for a way to improve the cosmetic appearance or useable functionality of your teeth and believe you may qualify for dental veneers, talk to one of our dedicated Calgary dentists today. We can help you determine whether or not receiving dental veneers will benefit you. Don’t put it off, especially if your teeth are causing discomfort or distress. Let’s discuss the possibility of obtaining dental veneers at Inglewood Family Dental. We offer consultations and would love to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
FAQ About Porcelain Veneers
1. Do Porcelain Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?
Veneers do not ruin your teeth. They are not made out of enamel-like your natural teeth. They are also personally made to fit over your natural teeth, which is known for enhancing their appearance. It is possible for veneers to do more than your natural teeth by resisting staining or damage. When veneers are placed on your teeth, a composite resin is used that hardens under light. Once they are properly bonded, they are polished and shaped.
2. How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
At Inglewood Family Dental, we offer several flexible financing options to help patients afford the dental treatments they need. If you are on a budget, we can work with you to help you get the smile of your dreams without worrying about the cost. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at (403) 265-5888.