Everyone wants a beautiful smile. Even if your teeth are technically healthy and strong, you may not be entirely happy with your smile if there are small chips in them or if they are discolored. To achieve the smile that you’ve always wanted, you may want to consider dental veneers. This is a simple and versatile cosmetic dentistry procedure and a popular one at Great Smile Family Dental in Edmonton.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that can be used to change the appearance of the teeth. When placed, they can transform a smile, covering chipped, worn, or severely discolored teeth. Veneers can also treat crooked or misshapen teeth as well as uneven spaces or gaps in the teeth. They can be composed of porcelain or composite resin.
Veneers are a very effective treatment in cosmetic dentistry and offer several benefits. They are strong and long-lasting, produce a natural-looking restoration, and do not stain easily. Additionally, because they are fixed only to the front of the teeth, they do not require as much tooth structure to be removed as dental crowns.
The procedure to have veneers placed on the teeth is fairly simple, but it will take place over the course of two appointments. During your first visit to Great Smile Family Dental, your dentist will prepare the teeth being treated. A small amount of the enamel will be removed from the teeth to make room for the veneers. An impression will then be taken of the treated teeth. A dental laboratory will use the impression and the selected shade of the teeth to create the custom-made veneers. You will have temporary veneers put in place until the veneers are ready. When you return to our office in Edmonton, your dentist will check the fit and shape of the completed veneers before they are permanently bonded to the teeth. Adjustments can be made to improve the fit if needed.
It may take a few days for you to get used to the feeling of your veneers. To get the best use out of them, you should brush and floss every day and avoid putting excessive pressure on the veneers, such as by biting or chewing on hard objects.