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Investing in dental veneers can give you whiter, straighter, properly-shaped teeth without braces or bleaching. Veneers mask the healthy teeth behind them, instantly changing the way your overall smile looks.

What is a Dental Veneer?

A veneer is a type of porcelain shell that we bond to the front of a tooth. Unlike crowns, they don’t cover your tooth entirely. Rather, they mask the front surfaces that you see when you smile. The edges slightly overlap the sides and tips of teeth, leaving the back of the tooth exposed. Veneers are strictly an aesthetic restoration, as opposed to something we used to repair badly decaying teeth.

Dramatic Smile Makeovers

Veneers are excellent for aesthetic concerns like crooked teeth, gaps in your smile or discoloration and staining due to medications. Since veneers are handcrafted and customised according to our preferences, you can enjoy the aesthetic appeal that fits your personal preferences.

Being that every smile is unique, we’ll help you to plan the shape and colour of each veneer to give you the results you’re looking for. For some people that means placing six veneers across their upper front teeth, while others need eight or more.

Veneers illustrationBefore we start your dental veneers treatment, we’ll create a mock-up design that allows you to preview the proposed veneers in your own mouth. It’s not just a picture. Rather, it’s a set of temporary veneer prosthetics that give you a first-hand glance at what the permanent designs will look like. As we discuss what you hope to achieve, we can make modifications to what the final design shape or colour will be.

The treatment process takes two separate appointments. During the first, we’ll prep appropriate teeth so that a veneer can fit over each one in your “smile zone”. Then we’ll take some impressions for our lab to use as they create the final veneer design.

About two weeks later, you’ll come back to our office to have the permanent veneers bonded to your teeth. This final visit is relatively simple and no numbing is needed.

Depending on the shape of your smile and which teeth are visible, the number of veneers that you need will vary. If you’re only placing veneers on the top front teeth, you may want to consider whitening your smile first. That way any teeth on the lower arch or further back in your mouth can blend in with the colour of the ceramic that we choose.

The dental lab we use for your veneers design offers a 10-year warranty on all ceramics. That way if your veneer accidentally chips or breaks, you can have it replaced. We’re pleased to honour this warranty but it’s worth mentioning that veneers last longer than 10 years in most cases.

We recommend ongoing maintenance — including six-month checkups — as you would with any fixed restoration. Daily brushing and flossing are essential.

If you’re someone who tends to clench your teeth throughout the day or while you sleep, we may need to fit you with a bite splint or night guard to protect the porcelain against fractures.

Start Your Smile Makeover Today

Find out if dental veneers Forest Hill are right for you. Contact us to schedule.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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