What You Need To Know About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers is a type of cosmetic dentistry treatment that enhances the appearance of your teeth while fixing common dental problems like chipped or cracked teeth, misaligned teeth, and discoloration. Porcelain veneers mimic the quality of your natural teeth using high-quality porcelain that never stains, making them easier to maintain compared to your other teeth. Your Calgary dentist will attach the veneer by bonding it to your natural tooth. The procedure often takes one to two weeks to complete, as the porcelain veneer has to be fitted to your tooth’s shape and then bonded permanently to your teeth. Although porcelain veneers are a more expensive option compared to composite veneers, it provides many benefits that the latter does not.  If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, it may be time to set up a consultation with one of our dentists in Calgary today.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

There are many benefits associated with porcelain veneers. As aforementioned, they not only enhance the appearance of your teeth but also fix dental problems, such as chips, cracks, and stains. However, they can also fix slight crowding, uneven teeth sizing, gaps or spacing, and worn-down teeth. They also look and feel natural, meaning you can smile confidently and without restraint. This cosmetic treatment can last up to ten to fifteen years when cared for properly and is also low-maintenance because the high-quality porcelain is resistant to stains and cavities compared to natural teeth and enamel. Boost your confidence with porcelain veneers today, and get treated by your Calgary dentist as soon as possible. You are never too old or too young for porcelain veneer treatment!

What is the process of dental veneers, and how long does it last?

Porcelain veneers typically take two to three dental visits to complete. During your first appointment, your dentist in Calgary will go through a step-by-step process where they will take an x-ray and perform a complete examination to determine whether you are a candidate for veneers. Next, they will prepare your tooth or teeth by shaving down the enamel to make room for the veneer and make an impression of your teeth using a mould. Once they do that, they will pick out a shade that matches your natural teeth and send it all off to a lab that will create your custom-fitted veneers. Often, your dentist will create a temporary veneer for you to wear until your veneers are ready so that you can start the restoration process. In your final appointment, your Calgary dentist will fit the veneer and bond it to your teeth. Keep in mind, porcelain veneers are a permanent solution, meaning you cannot reverse the treatment once it’s complete. If you’re suffering from low self-esteem, you should consult your dentist to see if you’re a candidate for veneers today.

How do I care for my porcelain veneers?

  • Avoid eating and drinking foods and beverages that
    are hard and could easily stain, such as popcorns, sodas, ice cubes, and
  • Avoid teeth grinding. Constant exposure to hard foods and materials can wear off the durability of porcelain veneers.
  • Visit the dentist regularly to ensure healthy oral hygiene and long-lasting porcelain veneers.

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