All of us want a beautiful smile with healthy, white teeth, but for various reasons, some of us have not been blessed with that kind of smile.
Many things can contribute to a below-average smile including heredity, lifestyle choices, age, and even accidents.
If you look in the mirror and see a smile that you think could be improved, give us a call at DonEast Supreme Dental to discover what you can do to upgrade your smile.
In most cases, you will be able to choose from several cosmetic procedures to get the smile you’ve always wanted. One of our simplest and most effective procedures for some cosmetic problems is porcelain veneers.
In many cases, porcelain veneers can give you a brighter, whiter, straighter, less chaotic smile.
Read on to learn more about porcelain dental veneers!
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells that are attached to the facing surfaces of teeth. Each veneer is individually designed for each person.
Porcelain veneers are made from cutting-edge materials that simulate the appearance of the natural enamel on teeth.
Many people get porcelain veneers if their smile is less-than-perfect due to yellowing, stains, chips, cracks in the teeth, minor misalignment, or gaps between teeth.
There is at least one thing you should commit to before you consider porcelain veneers, and that is a commitment to maintaining proper oral hygiene and care.
Porcelain veneers are an investment in your smile, so it is essential to be certain that taking care of them is a priority.
Four benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers look and feel natural. Porcelain veneers are constructed based on a mould that your dentist takes from your teeth.
This means that the contours of the porcelain shell fit perfectly and look natural (but better!).
Your dentist is also sure to match the colour of your natural teeth, and porcelain veneers offer a natural looking transluscence. Porcelain veneers also feel natural, so they let you talk, eat, and drink naturally.
Porcelain veneers are useful in many cases. Porcelain veneers can remedy a wide range of dental issues. Veneers are individually designed and manufactured to address your dental and cosmetic concerns.
Porcelain veneers can treat a variety of issues:
- Small gaps between teeth
- Chips and surface cracks
- Stubborn discolouration that cannot be dealt with by whitening
- Minor misalignment or crookedness
- Mismatched tooth sizes
- Uneven tooth shapes
Whatever combination of these problems you suffer from, porcelain veneers can usually solve them in only two visits. Patients with more complicated bite conditions or alignment issues may need another treatment, such as an orthodontic approach.
Porcelain veneers are simple to take care of. You take care of porcelain veneers just as you take care of your natural teeth. Simply brush twice daily and floss once a day to battle plaque and tartar buildup.
Also, make sure you schedule regular dental checkups with DonEast Supreme Dental. This easy maintenance helps you keep the shine on your veneers so you can enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile.
Since veneers are non-porous, they can resist permanent stains and cavities better than your natural tooth enamel. To sum it up, porcelain veneer maintenance is very minimal!
Minimally destructive. Some cosmetic treatments, such as dental crowns, require the reduction of nearby teeth. Porcelain veneer procedures are less invasive than this.
To make room for porcelain veneers, your cosmetic dentist will shave an extremely minute ½ millimetre from the front surface of your teeth, so the crowns fit in well with nearby teeth. During the installation of porcelain veneers, you may also need little to no anesthesia.
So, how do I get my veneers?
First, you need to be an ideal candidate:
- Healthy teeth
- No gum disease
- Good oral hygiene
- The desire to improve the appearance of your smile
- Realistic expectations for treatment
If you are an ideal candidate, the porcelain veneer procedure usually takes two visits.
At the first appointment, we will make space for the veneers and take dental impressions to send to the laboratory, which will manufacture your veneers to the precise specifications of your teeth.
When you revisit us, several weeks later, your veneers will be placed. During this visit, we may make slight adjustments to the fit and colour to ensure that your veneers look perfect in your smile!
The DonEast Supreme Dental Difference
At DonEast Supreme Dental, we treat you like family – we treat our patients just as we would like to be treated ourselves. We offer the highest quality, caring dentistry in the Doncaster area.
We provide an extensive range of dental services including preventative dentistry, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dental options; and we offer them during extended evening and weekend hours.
We are conveniently located on Doncaster Rd. near its intersection with Blackburn Rd.