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Dental Veneers

The porcelain veneer has become an increasingly popular aesthetic restoration used to modify the appearance of anterior teeth. Veneers can be a solution for:

  • Severely discoloured or chipped teeth;
  • Misshapen or crooked teeth;
  • Teeth with small holes or pits;
  • Teeth with unwanted or uneven spaces.

This restoration is a thin shell of porcelain that is applied directly to the tooth structure

Tooth preparation is required to provide the best cosmetic and functional result with porcelain veneers. The preparation is aimed at being kept minimal.

The colour of porcelain veneers can be matched to the colour of a patientís teeth. And because dental veneers are made of porcelain, a glassy composition, they are resistant to staining. Porcelain veneers reflect light in a similar way as tooth enamel, and can be buffed and shaped to look just like natural teeth.

The entire process consists of 2-3 visits

First Appointment

This consists of a consultation, where the process will be discussed, Pre-operative photographs and models will be taken. During this initial consultation the dental patient will have the opportunity to discuss how the final smile should look.

Second Appointment

This will consist of preparing the tooth for the veneer, by reduction of some tooth tissue. The tooth reduction is necessary to accommodate the small added thickness of the veneer.

Temporary veneers are worn until the permanent veneers are ready.

Third Appointment

The permanent veneers are first placed onto the teeth without cementation to verify the perfect fit and the colour. Once it is to the patients and dentists satisfaction the veneer is bonded with adhesive cements.

Porcelain veneers have become popular in the time that they have been available because they are natural looking, durable, and long-lasting.

 

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