Cosmetic dentistry isn’t easy, and that is why you want your veneers placed by a professional with experience like Dr. Goldstein, Dr. Madani, or Dr Shih. Porcelain veneers are a very popular choice to achieve a dazzling smile. If you want a pearly white smile that’s designed to withstand the test of time, contact our office in the Toronto area for an appointment at 647-370-8363. The team of LG Dental Centre would love to speak with you one-on-one and discuss your smile goals!
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are used to cover chipped, discolored, and misaligned teeth. This process is done by placing an ultra-thin shell of porcelain designed to fit snugly over the front surface of your natural teeth and cementing them into place.
Since dental veneers are considered to be cosmetic dentistry, there is a chance that your dental insurance won’t cover them. Veneers can range in price, depending on how many of them you want placed on your teeth. Once you contact LG Dental Centre, we can create a payment plan that could help you realize your dream of perfectly straight, white teeth.
The Process of Getting Veneers
To place the dental veneers, a millimeter-thick layer of enamel is removed from your natural teeth. This is where the veneer will be placed. While the permanent veneers are being created, you’ll wear a temporary veneer over the next couple of weeks. This will help you adjust to your new smile ahead of your second appointment.
At your next visit, a special adhesive is applied to the tooth and the veneer, which is then hardened by a curing light. We do this so the veneer not only sits flush against your enamel, but does not stick out unnaturally compared to your nearby teeth. Keep in mind that your restorations are color-matched exactly to ensure the best esthetics possible.
After the veneers are applied, you will probably experience some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. This should fade away over the course of a few days. Once your teeth have adjusted, your veneers will just be a part of your teeth.
Although a veneer won’t weaken the tooth it is attached to, it can be somewhat brittle under direct pressure. Try to avoid biting anything extremely hard, just like you would with your natural teeth, to avoid chipping them.
The Benefits of Veneers
One of the fantastic things about porcelain veneers is that they are far more resilient than your original enamel. Unlike your natural teeth, veneers won’t stain nearly as much due to exposure to coffee, tea, or smoking. So, once they are installed, you can be sure that nothing will change your tooth color. Other than that, you should treat your veneers just like you would any other tooth. Maintenance is as simple as brushing twice a day and flossing daily to keep them free of dental plaque and reduce your risk of gum disease.