Porcelain dental veneers are thin, custom-made covers that fit perfectly over your teeth to mask dark, discoloured or stained teeth.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ultra thin, porcelain covers, which are custom made to fit precisely over your existing teeth to improve their appearance. A single veneer can be placed to fix a single damaged or misaligned tooth or many veneers can be placed to create a complete smile makeover.
Why is porcelain used for veneers?
Veneers can be constructed from several different types of materials.
However, porcelain is a very strong and durable material, which is highly resistant to breakage and thus can create a strong, long lasting veneer.
Also, porcelain veneers do not change colour or stain, resulting in a veneer that remains the ideal shade of white for your smile.
Am I a good candidate for veneers?
You might be a good candidate for veneers if:
- You do not have any cavities that have not yet been treated
- You are not suffering from periodontal disease
- Your teeth have sufficient enamel and are in good condition
How will the porcelain veneers be applied to my teeth?
Your porcelain veneers will be applied during a two-step process over the course of two appointments at our Lethbridge dental office.
During the first appointment, we'll apply a local anaesthetic and remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. Then, we'll take an impression of your teeth that will be used to create your custom-fitted veneers. At the end of this first appointment, we will apply temporary veneers to your teeth. Your temporary veneers will remain in place until your custom-fitted veneers are available.
During your second appointment, we'll remove your temporary veneers and coat your teeth with a mild acid. The acid will etch the surface of your teeth to allow the veneers to adhere. Finally, our team will bond your custom fitted veneers to your teeth.