Made from strong porcelain materials, veneers can correct a great number of cosmetic concerns.
Veneers are designed to cover the imperfections of the smile without giving them an unnatural appearance. Find out what porcelain veneers are, how porcelain veneers can help you and the treatment procedure at Kitchener Dental.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are designed to cover the visible part of the tooth. They are fabricated from long lasting materials and can be colour matched to your cosmetic preferences.
How porcelain veneers can help you with your cosmetic concerns
They can help to mask a number of different cosmetic concerns, including:
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Discoloured teeth
- Odd shaped teeth
- Short or long teeth
Teeth that are relatively strong can be cosmetically restored using a porcelain veneer treatment. They can also be applied where minor misalignments or gaps are a concern, covering up the gap between teeth by widening the width of the veneer as an alternative to braces.
The porcelain veneers procedure
A porcelain veneer treatment generally requires two appointments. Although, at Kitchener Street Dental we can cosmetically enhance your smile with veneers in a single appointment using CEREC. Thanks to this state of the art technology, your porcelain veneer treatment will generally be carried out using the following method:
- Your dentist will assess your smile and provide you with any information you want or need. This will include any risks associated with the treatment, how long the treatment will last and the care factors that you need to know post-treatment.
- Carefully, your dentist will remove a slight amount of the natural enamel from the teeth being treated. This is necessary to allow room for the restoration to fit comfortably on your teeth while still being strong enough to last a long time.
- Once your teeth are prepared, your dentist will take a mould of your teeth and fabricate the new veneers to suit your desires in the CEREC same-day restorations machine.
- Your veneers will be gently bonded to your teeth using a special dental bonding solution to hold them in place for years to come.
At Kitchener Street Dental in Toowoomba, we value our patients. We may request that you book in for a follow-up appointment so that we can ensure your restorations are healthy and beautiful.