Patients in Burlington, ON ask, “What is the process for receiving porcelain veneers?”
Even the smallest imperfections can detract from the beauty of a smile. When individuals are concerned with noticeable flaws in the teeth, it can lead to issues with confidence and self-esteem. Many will go to great lengths to hide their smiles, leading to depression and anxiety in social and professional settings. Luckily, there is a solution that is versatile enough to correct a wide range of imperfections in the smile. Porcelain veneers from Mount Royal Dental are a popular choice for patients who need to handle multiple issues with the smile. For more information, call our Burlington, ON office today at (905) 581-9912.
What are porcelain veneers?
The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of the smile. With help from the team at Mount Royal Dental, patients can enjoy a more beautiful smile with our wide range of comprehensive cosmetic treatments. Porcelain veneers are designed to cover various common tooth imperfections. The wafer-like porcelain strips are adhered to the front surface of the teeth to cover problems.
The most common uses for porcelain veneers include:
- Teeth that chipped or cracked
- Teeth that are misaligned
- Teeth that have uneven spacing
- Teeth that are uneven in length
- Teeth that are unusually shaped
- Teeth with permanent staining or discoloration
We recommend porcelain veneers to many patients because they do work well in so many different situations. Veneers can be placed on a single tooth to allow it to blend in more seamlessly in the smile, it can be used on several teeth, or it can be used on all the teeth within the arch to completely makeover the smile. Veneers truly are customizable to the individual patient, affordable, and natural for end results that make the patient feel confident to smile again.
The porcelain veneers process
Placing porcelain veneers is a simple process. The first step is always the initial consultation. This meeting allows our team at Mount Royal Dental to evaluate the smile and perform diagnostic testing such as x-rays to determine the patient’s oral health. Any instances of tooth decay or gum disease will need to be addressed prior to receiving cosmetic treatment such as porcelain veneers.
Once the patient decides and the team confirms moving forward with porcelain veneers, we can schedule preparation of the teeth. If we are not doing veneers on all the visible teeth, we may recommend teeth whitening prior to receiving veneers.
For porcelain veneers to fit properly and look natural, a small portion of the enamel is removed and then impressions are taken. The molds are sent to a dental laboratory along with specifications on shape, color, and length for the final veneers to be fabricated. Once the permanent veneers are ready, patients return to the office for bonding of the new restorations.
Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?
Overall, most individuals who want to improve the overall appearance of their smiles and are in good oral health are candidates for porcelain veneers. Any patient who is interested in veneers is encouraged to call Mount Royal Dentistry to schedule a consultation and find out for sure.
Veneers work best on the teeth that are visible in the smile. If the molars need cosmetic enhancement, we typically recommend porcelain crowns.
How long will porcelain veneers last?
With good oral hygiene and routine dental care, porcelain veneers can last patients for many years. We advise patients to avoid biting or chewing on hard objects, as it can cause the veneers to crack. Teeth with veneers can still develop decay, so it’s important to brush and floss regularly and maintain visits to the dentist. During routine dental exams, we’ll check the veneers to ensure they are still attached properly.
Getting started with porcelain veneers
If all of this sounds great, it’s time to schedule an appointment and start your journey to a brand-new smile. If you are in the Burlington, ON area, Mount Royal Dentistry is ready to help you regain confidence in your smile. Porcelain veneers are a fast and effective method of enhancing the smile. If you have questions, or are ready to make your appointment, we invite you to call us today at (905) 581-9912.