Teeth that are chipped, broken, stained or out of alignment are certainly good reasons to investigate porcelain veneers. But if you feel you only need to make changes to one or a couple of teeth, are you still a good candidate for this procedure? Absolutely, you are, and here is why.
Porcelain veneers are comprised of a thin shell like cover. Because porcelain veneers are made to fit your specific needs, your cosmetic dentist has the capability to make them in the shape and shade that will most closely match the surrounding teeth making them appropriate for one or several teeth. And since they will so closely match the surrounding teeth, porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable.
The veneer is applied to the front of the tooth or teeth being treated and become permanent after the final restoration is completed. When affixing the veneers, your cosmetic dentist will remove just enough of the tooth’s enamel (about the thickness of the veneer itself) to securely apply the veneer.
There are many advantages to porcelain veneers. In addition to the emotional boost of self-confidence you will feel thanks to your new smile makeover, veneers offer protection to a tooth that might have been damaged.
Porcelain veneers also add a layer of strength and durability to a treated tooth. Veneers are safe and a proven, effective way to achieve a smile makeover using the least invasive procedure cosmetic dentistry can offer.
Porcelain veneers do not require any special care. Since they are covers for your natural teeth, the good oral hygiene habits of daily flossing and brushing at least twice per day offer the best preventive maintenance.
In addition, porcelain veneers are naturally resistant to stain. But porcelain is not affected by teeth whitening products, so it is important to complete any desired whitening prior to selecting the shade of your veneers.
Visits to our Toronto dental provider twice per year for a professional cleaning and exam will keep your new porcelain veneers and bright smile around for many, many years.