You may have often thought about how nice it would be to have a completely different smile. Is there any way you can change the way your smile looks? Thanks to dental veneers, you have the opportunity to make a big change! Veneers provide a “false front” that can revolutionize your smile.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that measure less than 1.5mm in thickness, and are typically used to cover teeth which are discoloured, worn, chipped, or misaligned.
Veneers are used for many of the same reasons as bonding but they involve a different procedure. The first step is to prepare the tooth and take an impression of the tooth. A temporary filling may be used while the impression is being custom created at a dental laboratory. Once the veneer has been created, it is cemented into place.
Veneers can transform your smile
Veneers are used to fix a number of aesthetic concerns with teeth such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps in teeth
- Discoloured or stained teeth
- Worn or chipped teeth
If your front teeth have large fractures or decay, then more extensive restorative work will likely be necessary. Veneers are usually a superficial treatment designed to boost your smile’s appearance. Crowns or fillings are usually the better option for reinforcing weakened front teeth. A consultation with the dentist will help you determine if dental veneers can fix your smile.
Typically, veneers are highly stain-resistant and durable, often lasting from ten to fifteen years. This makes them a great choice as a solution for anyone seeking that perfect smile without the worry of extra upkeep or incurring a costly dental bill.
What are the advantages of Dental Veneers?
Veneers offer the following advantages:
- They provide a natural tooth appearance. The colour can be matched to your actual tooth colour.
- Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
- Porcelain veneers are highly stain resistant, so they usually stain less than your actual teeth, keeping them whiter for long.
- Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth's color and shape; veneers generally don't require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.
Although veneers are more expensive and time-consuming than bonding, they are less expensive than opting for crowns (and also conserve the natural tooth, as a bonus). If you are looking for a dentist in North York to find a solution for worn, stained or misaligned teeth, give Smiles at North York Dental a call at 416-494-5488 and our dentists can help you find an affordable solution, such as veneers.