What is it?
Veneers, thin shells of porcelain or resin that measure less than 1.5mm in thickness, are routinely used to cover teeth which are discoloured, worn, chipped, or misaligned.
Commonly recommended or prescribed for many of the same reasons as bonding, veneers actually use a different procedure and are designed to last longer.
Highly stain-resistant and durable, veneers can last from 10 to 15 years.
Why might you need it?
Do any of these sound like you?
- You are unhappy with your smile.
- You have minor cracks, chips or breaks on your teeth.
- Your teeth are extremely stained or discoloured, and regular whitening products don’t seem to work.
- You have unsightly gaps between your teeth.
- Your teeth are noticeably worn down.
- Your teeth are noticeably irregularly shaped.
- You are prepared to spend a bit more money upfront to get a long-term fix for your smile.
If any of those conditions apply to you, and you have:
- excellent periodontal,
- good general oral health,
- are committed to excellent, routine oral hygiene and care, and
- have the right amount of healthy tooth enamel,
veneers could be the right option for you.
What can The Esthene Dental Centre do for you?
The first step is to assess if you are a good candidate for veneers. Our experienced cosmetic dentists will be able to determine if this is the case by assessing the state of your tooth enamel: for veneers to be an option, your teeth need to currently present an excellent amount of enamel as a thin layer typically gets removed in order to place the veneers.
Once you have been confirmed as a good candidate, we will then prepare the tooth/teeth in question, take an impression of the teeth, then send the impression to a dental laboratory for the veneers to be custom created. A temporary filling may be used while the impression is being made to prevent further damage.
Once the veneer has been created, we will call you back in fit and cement the veneers into place.
Given that veneers are highly stain-resistant and durable, sometimes lasting as long as 15 years, they are a great solution for anyone seeking a long-lasting perfect smile without the worry of recurring dentist visits and bills. And, although they are more expensive and time-consuming than bonding up front, they are longer-lasting and less expensive than crowns.