There’s never been a time in history when we’ve felt so self-conscious about our appearances. At every turn, we see images of beautiful models, Hollywood celebrities, and people with Instagram-perfect lives. Suddenly the imperfections we see in our smiles become magnified.
You might look at your smile in the mirror and see several issues simultaneously. You could have discolouration, small chips or cracks, gaps, minor misalignments, and misshapen teeth. All of these dental problems add up, impacting your confidence levels.
The smile you want might feel out of reach. You may worry that you’d need several treatments to get it. But there’s a way you can fix all these problems in one simple procedure.
Dental veneers are the perfect solution for fixing multiple problems while giving you an A-list smile you’ll be proud to show the world. Here’s what you need to know about how they’re placed and why you should consider them.
What Are Dental Veneers?
The best way to think of dental veneers is as a thin shell covering your teeth —like a false fingernail. Each veneer is made to fit perfectly on your existing tooth. Once in place, it’ll look completely natural, but all of the tooth’s defects will be gone.
Dental veneers are made from porcelain. We’ll colour-match your veneers with your natural teeth. You can have veneers on as few or as many teeth as you need.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. Lots of people choose them because of the instant change they bring. You may experience a boost in confidence by restoring your smile with veneers.
Veneer placement is a fairly simple procedure that provides massive changes. In many cases, we can complete the entire treatment in just one sitting.
But there’s more to veneers than just the cosmetic benefits. Repairing issues like cracks and chips with veneers mean the tooth below will be less susceptible to developing tooth decay as bacteria can no longer penetrate the damaged enamel.
The porcelain surface is also a protective barrier, helping you maintain healthier teeth.
The Dental Veneer Placement Process
The first step in your veneer journey is to assess your teeth. We’ll take x-rays and other digital images of your teeth, take a look at their physical appearance and condition, and ask you a few questions about your general health and lifestyle.
Once we’re happy that veneers are the right option for you, we can start the treatment. To begin, we’ll remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of your tooth. This creates space for the veneer to sit comfortably on your tooth without protruding.
Your veneers will be custom-made. We use the latest CEREC technology to create made-to-measure veneers quickly and accurately.
When the veneer is ready, we’ll place it. Each veneer is bonded to the tooth. We’ll ensure this is done precisely and that your new tooth feels completely comfortable.
Caring for Your New Smile
Although porcelain veneers correct several dental issues and protect your teeth, you’ll still need to look after them to ensure your overall oral health is good. You must also avoid biting into anything too hard — like your natural teeth; veneers can also break.
Typically, veneers should keep your smile looking great for 10-15 years. To ensure this is the case, brush your teeth thoroughly twice daily, floss, use mouthwash, and make regular visits to see us for a check-up.
Porcelain Veneers at SmileMore Dental Care
Dental veneers can change the appearance of your smile instantly. Our skilled dentists have the latest technology at their disposal to ensure your veneer placement process is straightforward and smooth. Your smile is in the best hands.
Call today to schedule your veneer consultation.