London dentist explains how porcelain veneers are done to give patients captivating smiles
Do you want to improve the appearance of your smile? If you answered yes, you could be a candidate for porcelain veneers. This versatile cosmetic procedure conceals cosmetic tooth imperfections to reveal a stunning, white smile. At Downtown Dental Centre in London, our providers can amplify the beauty of your smile and hide flaws with porcelain veneers. The ultra-thin pieces of porcelain are placed on the front of teeth to immediately improve the appearance and symmetry of the smile. The lustre and properties of modern porcelain help us create results that are beautiful and natural looking. In the following article we will explain how porcelain veneers are done along with their benefits.
What are porcelain veneers and what are they made of?
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin strips of porcelain that are custom made to adhere to the front of your teeth. Dental porcelain is used because of its close resemblance to natural tooth enamel. Dental porcelain is known for its durability, strength, translucence, and resistance to staining. During the design process we can pick a custom shade of porcelain.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers don’t just enhance your smile, they also enhance your self-esteem and confidence. It’s one of the most asked about cosmetic enhancements in our London office. Perhaps the biggest benefit of veneers is that they can address nearly any cosmetic imperfection in your teeth, including length, color, size, and spacing. Other notable benefits of porcelain veneers are:
- They are easy to place
- Instant results
- Custom fabricated
- Stain resistant
- Long lasting
How are porcelain veneers done?
There are several steps in the porcelain veneers process, they include:
- Consultation – This first dental office visit will include an exam, x-rays, and a discussion about your goals with treatment.
- Preparation –During this visit, the dentist will prepare the teeth for veneers by removing a small amount of enamel. Impressions are taken and sent to a lab, so your veneers can be made, which takes one to two weeks.
- Placement – Once your veneers are made, you will return for placement. Before they are permanently attached to the teeth, the dentist will check for proper fit and color. Small adjustments can be made at this time. To adhere the veneers, a special dental cement is used and then cured with an ultraviolet light to secure the bond.
- Follow-up – After a few weeks the dentist will want to see you to make sure that the veneers were placed properly and there is no issue with gum irritation.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Your veneers can last a long time if you take care of them properly. It’s important to brush and floss regularly just like you do with your natural teeth. You can still get decay on teeth with porcelain veneers. It is also important to avoid using your teeth to open packages or bite on hard objects, as that can potentially damage the veneers and shorten their life.
Why choose Downtown Dental Centre for your veneers?
When it comes to porcelain veneers and other cosmetic procedures, our goal is to give you a smile that is truly captivating. Our team of dentists take great pleasure in seeing happy patients who love their smiles.
At Downtown Dental Centre, we are always happy to provide patients with a cosmetic consultation to discuss objectives and make recommendations on treatment plans. We believe that by listening to your desires and concerns during your consultation, we can serve you in the way you desire, and bring the vision for your smile to life. We’re always happy to answer questions so that you can make a confident decision about improving the aesthetics of your smile.
If you are in the London area, please call Downtown Dental Centre today at (855) 669-0775 to schedule your appointment and learn more about the cosmetic services such as porcelain veneers that we offer.