Important Facts about Porcelain Veneers
By Patrick Casey on February 17, 2012
If you've ever wanted to get a winning smile, it's important to consider getting a smile makeover. This is a Montreal cosmetic dentistry option that combines various dental treatments. Not only will your smile look better, but when done right, a smile makeover will be virtually undetectable to others. One treatment option commonly used in a smile makeover is porcelain veneers. These are versatile little ceramic shells that can mean all the difference.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of a special dental ceramic. These are affixed to the fronts of the teeth. Once in place, a porcelain veneer can effectively conceal various kinds of dental imperfections.
There are a number of things that people don't know about porcelain veneers, so we'd like to take a brief moment to relate some important information about what they are and what they can do for you.
What is the Porcelain Veneers Procedure?
The porcelain veneers procedure is generally straightforward, which explains why it's one of the most popular dental care treatments and services. First a tooth must be prepped for a veneer. This will involve the removal of a little bit of tooth material. Once done, an impression of the prepped tooth will be made. It's from this impression that the porcelain veneer will be crafted.
Patients will wear temporary veneers while the permanent veneer is being made. Once created, the porcelain veneer is affixed and fitted to the tooth. It's just that easy.
Porcelain Veneers are Virtually Undetectable
One of the best things about porcelain veneers is that once in place, few people will notice them. The veneers are semi-translucent just like natural teeth, so natural light and artificial light will have no affect on their appearance--they'll look totally natural.
Porcelain Veneers Can Mask Stains and Discoloration
Major tooth discoloration could be too severe for standard tooth whitening treatment. In such cases, the team at our Montreal cosmetic dentistry practice will consider the use of porcelain veneers to enhance the smile of a patient.
Porcelain Veneers Can Hide Chips and Cracks
Many people think that dental crowns and dental bonding are the only way to deal with chips and cracks on the teeth. Porcelain veneers can be just as effective, making your smile look clean, perfect, and absolutely pristine.
Porcelain Veneers Can Straighten Out Your Smile
One nickname for porcelain veneers is "instant orthodontics." There's a reason for this. Rather than getting braces, some patients can be helped simply through the use of porcelain veneers. Once placed, your smile will look straight and perfectly aligned. During you consultation, our dental care team will determine if veneers or braces are ideal for you.
Learn More About Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are versatile, effective, and virtually invisible. They're really an ideal option for a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative dentistry needs. If you would like more information about porcelain veneers and what they can achieve, be sure to contact our Westmount cosmetic dentistry practice today. We all look forward to meeting you in person.
Related to This
“I felt more like I was talking to a friend than I was to a dentist.” Nancy Lanzolla, Former Patient