What are Veneers?
There are several different types of minor flaws that can have a significant impact on the quality of your smile. These flaws include:
Veneers are a cosmetic treatment designed to eliminate the appearance of these minor flaws and improve the quality of your smile. They are thin shells that are made to be bonded to the front surfaces of your affected teeth. Once bonded into place, the veneers cover over the flaws, transforming the appearance of your teeth to improve your smile and boost your confidence.
Why Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are typically made from either composite resin or porcelain. While both types of veneers are effective, porcelain provides significantly more benefits. These benefits include:
How are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
The process for placing porcelain veneers requires two separate appointments. During your first appointment, we administer a local anesthetic and prepare the affected teeth. This process involves removing a thin layer of enamel from each of the teeth that will receive veneers to ensure that your cosmetic restorations will fit perfectly in with the rest of your surrounding teeth. After the teeth have been prepared, impressions of your mouth are taken. Typically, there is no need for temporary veneers, although they can be provided if there are aesthetic concerns.
Your impressions are sent to our dental lab. There, they are used to design and create your custom veneers. Your second appointment occurs after your veneers have been completed and sent back. We check your veneers to ensure a comfortable fit, a natural bite, and that they blend in with the rest of your teeth. If no adjustments are needed, the veneers are bonded into place.
With porcelain veneers, we can completely transform the appearance of your smile, which can then help to significantly boost your confidence. For more information, and to find out if porcelain veneers are the right solution for your needs, call Legato Dental Centre at (250) 860-5253 to schedule a consultation today.