Dental Veneers Kitchener
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are very thin tooth-shaped shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. At Victoria Family Dental, we offer porcelain veneers, which offer the natural translucency and shine of tooth enamel for a more aesthetic effect. Porcelain veneers cover a wide range of imperfections while looking highly natural.
How Can Our Kitchener Porcelain Veneers Help You?
Porcelain veneers are a great choice for many, because they can cover one or more imperfections in a single treatment, potentially addressing multiple concerns at once.
Veneers are a good way to cover stains and discolourations when teeth whitening treatments aren't effective.
Cracked or Chipped Teeth
Veneers can conceal minor chips, cracks, and other such imperfections in your teeth.
Gaps or Spacing Issues
Veneers can hide small gaps between teeth for a more aesthetic look.
Misaligned or Crooked Teeth
For mild cases of misaligned teeth, veneers can provide a straighter and more uniform appearance.
Size and Shape
Veneers can be customized to change the size, shape, and length of your teeth. Whether teeth are unevenly shaped, worn down, or are misshapen, veneers restore a more even appearance to teeth.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers provide a natural, luminous appearance while covering multiple imperfections, and are able to transform the look of your smile as soon as they are placed. Porcelain is highly resistant to staining, so the brightening effect lasts for a long time.
Porcelain veneers are durable and chip resistant. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last for many years, making them cost effective over time. They can also add strength to your natural teeth.
The Dental Veneer Process
The process starts with a consultation with our dentist. We will discuss your goals and assess your dental health to determine if veneers are the right option for you.
To be a good candidate, you should have no tooth decay or active gum disease, and have good oral health otherwise. Sufficient tooth enamel is necessary, as a very thin layer is removed for bonding. Any dental issues should be addressed before veneer placement. People who grind their teeth excessively risk damaging veneers; a mouth guard can help with this. Regular dental hygiene and maintenance are also crucial for long-lasting results.
If veneers are suitable for you and will address your concerns, we'll create a customized treatment plan, including selecting an appropriate shade and shape. If veneers aren't a suitable solution for you, we will recommend alternative treatments.
To accommodate the veneers, our dentist will remove a tiny amount of enamel from the front surface of your teeth to ensure a good fit and secure bonding.
Our dentist takes an impression of your teeth after they have been prepared. This is used in crafting your custom veneers.
Temporary Veneer Placement
While your porcelain veneers are being made, you will be given temporary veneers to protect your teeth.
Once your permanent veneers are ready, each porcelain veneer will be carefully bonded to the appropriate tooth and bonded securely with dental cement. Any necessary adjustments are made before securing, to ensure a good fit.