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Everything You Need To Know About Veneers

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You may have given braces, teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services a try, but still aren’t completely satisfied with the results. Most people are not born with perfectly straight, white teeth, but fortunately, they can achieve this smile easily with veneers. Teeth deficiencies affect many Canadians and can, unfortunately, play a large role in negative self-esteem. A picture-perfect smile can certainly restore one’s confidence that was lost. 

Veneers not only give you a perfectly flawless smile but also promote optimal oral hygiene. Ready to learn more about dental veneers? Read on for everything you need to know!

How Veneers Work

Dental veneers, also known as laminates, are thin, custom-designed shells that cover the teeth’s front surface. The shells are meant to appear like natural teeth and cover tooth deficiencies such as cracks, chips, tooth decay, stains or crooked teeth. The shells are all tinted to the perfect white shade that suits your complexion while appearing natural. In most scenarios, a small amount of available tooth enamels is removed in order for the veneers to be placed properly. The veneer process is often a multi-step treatment. The procedure often begins as follows:

  • Consultation: An initial consultation with our Waterloo dentist is often the first step. This allows the dentist to examine your smile and determine whether you’re an appropriate candidate for veneers. If you are an appropriate candidate, a plan for the procedure and following a few steps will be discussed and any cleanings, fillings or implants will have to be completed prior to the veneer procedure.
  • Shaving and Impression: Following the consultation, the dentist will likely prepare the teeth via shaving. Shaving a thin layer of teeth enamel from the front of the teeth is used to make an impression for your new teeth. A temporary set of veneers are created and placed until the permanent set is ready. This allows for a trial period to decide if the size, colour and shape are comfortable.
  • Application: When the permanent veneers have finally been created and sculpted, they are returned to the dentist and ready for application. Temporary veneers are removed and the bonding solution is applied to teeth to allow permanent veneers to be installed.

How To Care For Your Veneers

After the procedure, your mouth and gums will likely be sore and the teeth may be sensitive for a few days. After this, caring for veneers should be the same as caring for your regular teeth. This means brushing twice daily for two minutes each time, flossing every day and avoiding especially hard substances that can chip or break your veneers. Your veneers can last for several years when properly cared for to ensure a flawless smile you can be proud of.

The only way to find out whether you’re a candidate for dental veneers is to schedule a consultation with Forest Hill Family Dental Waterloo dentist. Our comfortable, friendly and professional dental clinic offers a variety of dental services to ensure your optimal oral health. Book a consultation with us today at https://foresthillfamilydental.com/contact/.