If you want to achieve a brighter smile, dental veneers are one possible solution we can look into.
Also called porcelain veneers, dental veneers are extra-thin shells that are customized and bonded to the tooth surface. Once applied, they can make changes on the size, colour, and shape of your teeth.
Because of this, veneers are routinely used to fix chipped, worn down, misaligned, uneven, or discoulored teeth.
Procedures in Getting Dental Veneers
Getting dental veneers may take up to three dental appointments. You’ll need to come in for an initial consultation with the dental team.
In the points below, we’ll walk you through the procedures involved in getting veneers:
- Treatment planning. This part requires cooperative effort between you and the dental team. You need to advise your dentist about your dental goals. Your dentist will be evaluating your oral health to ensure that veneers are appropriate for your needs. Your dental team will also discuss the next steps of the treatment along with its limitations.
- Preparing the tooth area. For the veneer to be applied, a small portion of your enamel will have to be removed. Whether or not a local anaesthetic will be used depends on the decision you and your dentist make. Your dentist will also take impressions of your teeth which will be sent to the lab. Once the veneers arrive in the dental office, it’s time to bond them on your teeth.
- Bonding of the dental veneer. Your dentist will be placing the veneer on your tooth and afterward examine how it looks. Your tooth will also be cleaned and polished prior the application. Once your tooth is ready, the veneer is cemented onto it. A special light is used for the bonding process. The last step is evaluation of your bite.
Once the process is completed, your dentist may request that you visit the office again for check-ups and necessary touch-ups.
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Please note that dental veneers are permanent restorations. Once applied, the process can no longer be reversed as a portion of your enamel will have to be trimmed.
You also need to be careful to protect your veneers from getting chipped. Biting on hard objects or grinding should be avoided. For maintenance, you will only need to brush and clean your veneers as you would for your natural teeth.
See whether dental veneers are the best option for your oral health concerns. Call us today at 905-822-8880 to schedule your free initial consultation with a Mississauga dentist.