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Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments: Why It’s Time to Consider Dental Veneers

MARCH 2023 / DENTISTRY
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Are you unhappy with the look of your smile? Do you wish your teeth were whiter, brighter or smoother? If so, dental veneers may be the solution you’ve been looking for.

What are dental veneers?

A dental veneer is a thin, custom-made shell that is placed over the front surface of a tooth. These shells are most often made of porcelain or resin and are designed to improve the appearance of discoloured, stained, chipped, or misaligned teeth – they can even fill that little gap between your teeth!

How do I get dental veneers?

The process of getting dental veneers is pretty simple. First, you’ll need to set up a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Whitby. At the appointment, the dentist will examine your mouth and teeth and determine if veneers are the right solution for you. If you decide that you want to proceed with veneers, your dental care team will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used to build customized veneers that are a perfect fit for your mouth and coloured to match the rest of your teeth (or whichever shade you prefer).

How are dental veneers applied?

Having dental veneers applied to your teeth is quick and painless. Here’s what to expect front the process:

  1. The first thing your dentist will do is remove a layer of enamel from the surface of the tooth. This will smooth it out, and make sure there’s enough room in your mouth for the veneers.
  2. Next, your dentist will adhere the veneers to your teeth using a special adhesive.
  3. Once that’s all done, your dentist will examine the teeth to make sure the veneers are positioned and aligned properly.

The pros and cons of dental veneers

Dentists apply veneers everyday – they’re a very popular dental solution, but there are definitely pros and cons to getting veneers.

Pros:

  • You get impressive results in a short amount of time.
  • The procedure involved with getting veneers is pain-free.
  • Veneers can last a long time if they’re properly cared for.
  • Veneers are much less porous than natural tooth enamel, meaning they can resist staining and discoloration much better than natural teeth.

Cons:

  • Veneers are often more expensive than other options to improve the look of your smile.
  • If you have severe gum disease or tooth decay you may not be a candidate for veneers.

If you’re unhappy with the look of your smile and are ready to discuss your options, call the team at Downtown Whitby Dentistry to set up an appointment today.

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