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Do dental veneers in London Ontario ruin your teeth?

Smile will Remain Natural-looking, Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice

Modern dentistry has given us many different avenues for improving the appearance of teeth. While good oral hygiene and regular dental care can help keep teeth looking nice, some things are simply beyond your control. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, whether they are stained, irregularly shaped, chipped, unevenly spaced, or have other imperfections, dental veneers from your London Ontario dentist may be the solution for you.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a natural looking cosmetic teeth enhancement option. The thin pieces of porcelain are just a few millimeters thick and reflect light in a way that closely resembles tooth enamel.

Veneers are designed and custom fabricated for each individual patient. During the examination process, x-rays and impressions are often used to help with the design process. When veneers are done correctly, the imperfections will be covered but your smile will remain natural-looking.

Will veneers ruin teeth?

When veneers are placed by an experienced professional such as Dr. Favell, they will not damage your teeth. It is necessary to remove a small amount of natural tooth enamel to make room for the veneer. Temporary veneers will be placed to protect the teeth.

The porcelain veneers process:

Initial exam

During this appointment, impressions, x-rays, and imaging is used to ensure the final veneers are accurate. It takes about 1-2 weeks for veneers to be created.

Placement

Before permanently attaching the veneers, the dentist will check for proper fit. Small adjustments and trimming can be done prior to placement. Once the dentist and patient are happy with appearance and fit, the veneers are cemented into place and a special light is used to create the permanent bond.

Final Steps

After the veneers are fully bonded, excess cement is removed and the dentist will check your bite.

When properly cared for, veneers can last ten years longer. Porcelain is stain-resistant, but good oral hygiene should still be practiced to keep your new smile healthy. For more information on porcelain veneers and other cosmetic teeth enhancements in London Ontario, call us today at (855) 669-0775 to schedule an appointment.

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