Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Look Younger with Dental Veneers

Do you cover your mouth in photos or end up not smiling at all?

No matter where you come from or what language you speak, your smile is a hugely important form of communication. It instantly portrays your image, personality, mood and confidence. It says so much about you to the people you greet, welcoming them and putting them at ease.

If you are looking to improve your smile, beautiful, custom-fitted veneers can provide the answer.

Veneers are thin, custom-made mouldings that cover the fronts of unsightly teeth. They are crafted from tooth-coloured, high-tech materials to portray a natural, bright smile.

Veneers provide an alternative to traditional crowns. They cover unattractive gaps, and can mask stained, miss-shaped, or crooked teeth. If these conditions apply to your mouth, veneers may be your option.

Veneers are intended to last for many years. Unlike most bonding materials, veneers will not change colour over time. You should consult your dentist to find exactly how long veneers will last in your mouth.

The tooth is reshaped initially to allow for the added thickness of the veneer. A moulded image is taken from the tooth and sent to a dental laboratory where the veneer is custom-made for your mouth. The veneer is applied with adhesive material which bonds it to the original tooth structure.

veneer-smallCustom made veneers resist stain from coffee, tea, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech, extremely polishable materials.

  • A minimal amount of the natural tooth must be altered to fit the veneer
  • Veneers can be matched to make even the darkest teeth appear to be bright white
  • Minor twists and overlaps , as well as small gaps can be quickly corrected through the use of veneers
  • Tooth-like appearance. Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between the veneer and the natural tooth.

Here are some tips for making sure veneer stay sparkling

  • Brush and floss regularly to prevent oral hygiene problems
  • Veneers generally can not be damaged by abrasion from your toothbrush or floss.

Good oral hygiene will ensure your veneers are strong and provide you with a long-lasting, attractive smile.

When considering veneers, there are some important points to note before undergoing the treatment.

Strength of veneers
Veneers provide more strength when crushing an object than twisting or tearing. Therefore, just as with natural teeth, patients with veneers are advised to avoid opening nut shells, chewing on bone or any other matter that may cause the veneers to chip or crack.

Non-reversible procedure
Because a small amount of tooth is reduced to fit the veneers, the process is NOT reversible.