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For veneers, Calgary residents trust Forest Lawn Dental Centre. Veneers are incredibly thin shells of porcelain used to cover chipped, stained, or damaged teeth to give them a new appearance. Dental veneers can also be an effective way to correct a gap-toothed grin without the use of metal braces. The goal is to boost your confidence and get you the smile you’ve always dreamed of having. Get in touch with us to learn more about what to expect when you decide to opt for dental veneers.
What Are Dental Veneers and How Do They Work?
Porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates are custom-made covers of tooth-coloured materials designed to envelop the front surface of your teeth. Unlike crowns, veneers constitute thin shells that can be bonded to your teeth to improve the overall look of your smile. We provide porcelain veneers that are considered to be a stronger and long-lasting option as compared to composite resin. The best part about the treatment is that it takes as little as two visits to the clinic. Your veneers are then individually crafted and customized to fit your needs. They are a convenient solution to achieving brighter and healthier looking teeth.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
You should never expect your dental restoration treatments or cosmetic dental implants to last forever since they are unnatural, and veneers are no different. Although, if you maintain a healthy oral care routine and take good care of your porcelain veneers, on average, they may last up to 10 years or more.
Before opting for this treatment, be sure to acknowledge that it is irreversible. Once your veneers wear out, you will need to have them replaced.
Who Is the Right Candidate for Dental Veneers?
Most people with minor dentistry issues can opt for dental veneers. However, your dentist will recommend you to go for another procedure if you have gum disease, tooth decay, or just poor oral health in general. Correcting these problems first will ensure that veneers will work well for you.
Long-term success with dental veneers requires realistic expectations as well as specific goals. You also need to maintain an adequate amount of tooth enamel to help keep the dental veneer in place. You can achieve this with a commitment to maintaining excellent oral healthcare.
You can safely choose veneers as your ideal treatment plan if you have:
Manufacturing Your Veneers
To develop your custom-made dental veneers, your dentist will first need to take impressions of your mouth. These impressions help in developing a stone cast for your teeth, which then the technician uses to make the actual veneers.
At this stage, you will also have a chance to choose a shade to decide the look of your porcelain veneers in Calgary. Usually, your dentist will suggest a shade that complements your skin tone, but you will have the final say as far as what your veneers will look like.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Once our highly trained dentists understand what you are looking for from the process, it can begin. The purpose of the initial visit is to prepare your tooth to receive a veneer. This step involves removal of up to .05 mm of enamel from the outermost part of your tooth, after applying a local anesthetic. Our dentists will make sure you are comfortable throughout the process.
This is done with the utmost care and precision to permit the placement of the veneer. X-rays and impressions are taken to custom-make your dental veneers to fit your tooth, depending on the problem you would like to get fixed. During your following appointment, our trained professionals will ensure that your final porcelain veneer has the expected size, colour, and shape that you desire.
The veneer procedure may require a couple of visits for up to six weeks. They include comprehensive examinations and tooth preparation to make it extremely safe and effective. The entire process continues with a local anesthetic, so you won’t feel any discomfort at all. All throughout the process, until your permanent veneers are crafted and attached to your teeth, you will be provided with a temporary set of veneers so that you don’t face any problems in your daily routine.
Need to discuss your cosmetic dentistry needs with our team? Check out other cosmetic treatments we offer and consult our dentists at your convenience.
Tips to Maintain Your Veneers
Veneers require proper care and maintenance in order to last long. Here are some tips you can follow:
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