What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are very thin porcelain shells that are custom-created and bonded to the surfaces of a patient's teeth or tooth. They are used to improve the appearance of a patient's natural smile by restoring gaps/chips/wear, masking stains, altering shape/length, and creating overall uniformity. This cosmetic dental treatment is quite popular among celebrities and patients wishing to achieve the most perfect smile.
About the procedure
The dentist will first determine whether you are a candidate for porcelain veneers (most patients in good health are) and will discuss your unique goals with you in a consultation. Next, the dentist will take impressions of your tooth/teeth and will send it off to a dental lab to be constructed. Your teeth will often require preparation for the veneers through the removal of some of your natural enamel. After roughly 1-2 weeks, the veneer(s) will be ready for placement. The veneer(s) will be cut and shaped accordingly to achieve your desired result, and will finally be bonded using a special cement material.
Once a patient completes treatment, they can enjoy their flawless new smile for years to come! Patients should avoid biting hard objects or foods using their veneers, as this may compromise the result. Proper oral hygiene and good care will help to keep the veneers in great shape for many, many years.
Veneers truly offer the most aesthetically pleasing result and can completely transform a patient's smile into one they'll love.
Interested in achieving your dream smile with veneers? Contact our Guelph dentist today.
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