Porcelain Veneers in Edmonton
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Dental veneers consist of thin sheets of porcelain material which are bonded onto the enamel of a patient’s teeth. The veneers are created to blend in with the rest of the teeth for a very natural look. Veneers can strengthen and restore a patient’s natural teeth while enhancing their appearance. When cared for properly, veneers are durable and long lasting. Veneers require the same kind of maintenance that natural teeth do, which includes daily brushing and flossing.
Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?
If a patient’s teeth are worn from grinding or natural wear and tear, or if they are deeply stained and cannot be rejuvenated, veneers may be a good option. Uneven teeth or gaps between teeth may also be corrected with veneers. Veneers are not as invasive as other restorative dentistry procedures, so your dentist may recommend veneers if your teeth are salvageable but in need of some restoration.
The process of applying veneers
If you and your dentist decide that veneers are right for you, the first step will be to determine the correct size and shape of veneers that you will need. The veneers will be fabricated for your teeth in a dental lab. If a small portion of your enamel needs to be removed to make way for the veneers, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. The veneers will then be firmly bonded onto your natural teeth.
The nice thing about veneers is that minimal recovery time is needed after the procedure (most patients are able to return to work or school the next day). The process of bonding veneers can usually be done within two dental visits.
Here at Focus on Smiles in Edmonton, our gentle dentist Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko knows how to safely and firmly bond veneers to your teeth, leaving you with a bright, photogenic smile. If you have stained, chipped or uneven teeth and are curious about porcelain veneers, feel free to contact our office for more information.