Your smile is the first impression you make when you meet someone, so it’s very important to feel good about the way your smile looks.
Dental veneers are a very common, fast, effective, durable and minimally invasive treatment option that will improve the look of your smile.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment available from your Whitby dentist. They are a very thin shell that is placed on the surface of the tooth to repair a cracked, broken, discoloured or misshapen tooth. Veneers help prevent any damage from getting worse and give that tooth the colour and shape you’re looking for.
The two main types of veneers are porcelain and composite. Porcelain veneers are the stronger option, plus they are more stain-resistant than composite veneers.
Why should I get dental veneers?
Here are the reasons dental veneers are so popular:
- They’re easy to care for
There’s nothing special you need to do to maintain dental veneers. Just floss daily and brush twice-a-day like normal
- They’re durable
The materials made to create dental veneers is extremely durable, lasting up to 15 years when properly cared-for
- They’re fast
The process of getting dental veneers can usually be completed start-to-finish in just a few visits to your cosmetic dentist in Whitby:
- Composite veneers can often be completed in a single visit, and porcelain veneers are usually completed in three visits
- If you’re getting porcelain veneers, your first visit will be a consultation to examine your teeth and explain the procedure. The second visit will involve taking impressions of your teeth so that custom veneers can be built that will fit your mouth perfectly.
- The final visit is when your Downtown Whitby Dentist will prep your teeth and install the veneers.
- They’re stain-resistant
The material used to make your dental veneers contain stain-resistant properties, meaning they’re much less likely to stain than natural teeth. They are not stain-free however, so continue to brush your teeth regularly and limit tobacco and beverages like wine and coffee if the colour of your veneers is a priority for you.
If you want to learn more about dental veneers and assess whether this is the best option for you, call our office today. We’ll set up a time to examine your teeth and work with you to create a customized treatment plan that fits your needs.
Downtown Whitby Dentistry is accepting new patients and would love to look after your smile.