Having gaps or chipped teeth can take a toll on your self-esteem. Veneers are a simple solution to these problems and a substitute for crowns. They are a natural-looking alternative for small corrections to teeth, giving you a more confident, happy smile. Bramwest Family Dental in Brampton aims to provide you with the bright, alluring smile you want.
Veneers are thin, personalized shells made of tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain or resin. It covers the front of your teeth, masking any stains, discolorations, or other imperfections. Veneers are made by imprinting your teeth into a mold. The mold is sent to a dental technician to create veneers that are a perfect match for your mouth. The veneers adhere right onto the tooth. The tooth will then be cleaned using dentist-approved chemicals, ensuring that the bond between the veneers and the teeth is strong and will last. A special dental light is used to cement the glue between the teeth and the veneers.
Crowns often require the extraction of teeth. Veneers will not necessarily require teeth to be taken out. You should ask your dentist or dental assistant how much of the tooth they will shave before the veneers are put in place. Teeth are often buffed to allow the veneers to fit naturally in the mouth. Tooth reduction should be limited to half a millimeter or possibly to two millimeters depending on the thickness of your natural teeth.
There is generally a phase in which you can try on veneers. It is important during this time to let your dentist know if there is anything you like or do not like about the temporary veneers so that adjustments can be made to the permanent veneers. Nobody wants plastic-looking teeth, so checking the shade in different types of lighting is crucial in the trying-on phase to make sure that the veneers look natural. Once your permanent veneers are glued onto your teeth, the color cannot be changed. Veneers are not only a less-expensive option but a much more aesthetic one. They are sturdy and often last a decade or more.
Call to schedule a consultation or a regular appointment at our Brampton, ON office. The dentists and assistants at Bramwest Family Dental are more than happy to discuss the options available to enhance your smile.