Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic treatment used to improve the position and shape of your front teeth. Normally orthodontic procedures are recommended for treating aesthetic and structural dental issues such as crooked teeth, but sometimes orthodontics alone can’t correct the condition. If this applies to you, your dentist may recommend veneers instead.
Dental veneers are an attractive cosmetic solution for front teeth that are damaged or have treatment-resistant stains. After a thin layer is shaved from the tooth’s surface, a customised veneer is applied, protecting the natural tooth underneath.
How do dental veneers work?
Made of high-quality porcelain or composite materials, dental veneers are bonded over your existing front teeth to transform misaligned or damaged teeth into a smooth and uniformly shaped smile. Your veneers can even be made to match the colour of your natural teeth. Preparation is minimal and applying them requires only two office visits.
Whether you are looking to improve a single affected tooth or seeking a total smile makeover, dental veneers are an ideal cosmetic solution when orthodontic treatment is not available or inadvisable. Your dentist will review your options and explain the results that you can expect from dental veneer application.
How are dental veneers applied?
During the first visit, your dentist will carefully remove a small amount of outer enamel from your teeth to create an ideal bonding surface for the new veneer. Then he or she makes an imprint of your teeth and sends it to a dental laboratory as a blueprint for the veneer.
When you return for the second and final treatment visit, your dentist will apply the veneer so you can see how it looks first. If the results are pleasing, the veneer will then be bonded into place using a special adhesive. You will leave our office with a set of beautiful and fully functional veneers that enable you to smile with confidence.
If you’ve been dreaming of a beautiful but natural smile, ask us about our dental veneer treatment. It might be the solution you have been waiting for!