Veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that are crafted to cover chipped, stained, or damaged teeth to give them a new appearance. Veneers can also be an effective way to correct a gap-toothed grin, without the use of braces. The goal is to boost your confidence and give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of having. For veneers, Calgary residents trust Forest Lawn Dental Centre! Keep reading to learn more about what to expect.
Before your veneers are made, your dentist will need to take impressions of your mouth. These impressions are used to make a stone cast of your teeth, which the technician will use to make the actual veneers.
At this stage, you will also have a chance to choose a shade for your 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.
When your veneers are ready, your dentist will apply a local anaesthetic before removing an ultra-thin layer of enamel from the surface of your teeth. Your veneers will then be temporarily placed on your teeth to give you an idea of the final result.
With your approval, the veneers are ready to be cemented into place. If you decide that you’d like to change anything about the colour or shape of your veneers, your dentist will send them back to the lab for adjustments. In the meantime, a set of temporary veneers will be placed on your teeth until the permanent ones are ready.
No dental restoration can ever be expected to last forever, and veneers are no different. On average, veneers should last 5 to 10 years, although they can last longer. Thinking of opting for veneers? Be sure to consider that the process is not reversible. Once your veneers wear out, you will need to have them replaced.
If you are interested in acquiring porcelain veneers, or even if you would just like to learn more about the process, give us a call! At Forest Lawn Dental, our professionals have the knowledge and expertise to do a great job. You’ll love your new smile!
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