Porcelain Veneers for Tooth Gaps
By Patrick Casey on December 31, 2019
Thanks to porcelain veneers, Dr. Charles Casey and Dr. Patrick Casey can treat common cosmetic flaws that affect healthy smiles. We’ve achieved many instant smile makeovers at our Montreal, QC dental practice simply by placing a porcelain veneer or two on a patient’s front teeth.
Tooth gaps are a common issue people face, especially with the two front teeth. Let’s discuss why they are a major flaw for some people and how porcelain veneers can fill the unsightly gap.
Problems Caused by Tooth Gaps
If you have gaps or unsightly spaces between teeth, they can lead to a number of cosmetic concerns.
For one, tooth gaps can make you feel very self-conscious about smiling, laughing, and speaking around others, even people you’ve known for many years. This can impact your self-esteem and self-image.
Tooth gaps could also take a toll on your career. If you have a job that involves a lot of public speaking or face-to-face interaction, the presence of an unsightly tooth gap can keep you from achieving that next level of your career.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are used to conceal serious cosmetic flaws from view. A porcelain veneer can be used to mask an imperfection, making your smile appear pristine and perfect in the process.
One or two porcelain veneers will be needed to treat a tooth gap. The number depends on the patient’s smile and their needs.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
One of the key benefits of porcelain veneers is that they are versatile. In addition to treating tooth gaps, we’ve used porcelain veneers at Smile Montreal to treat chips, cracks, tooth discoloration, uneven tooth size, tooth asymmetry, and slight crookedness.
Porcelain veneers are also durable, meaning you can bite and chew just like you would with regular teeth. The material is able to withstand lots of the normal wear and tear that your natural teeth experience on a day-to-day basis.
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure
The procedure for placing porcelain veneers with require two visits roughly 10 days apart.
At the first porcelain veneers visit, the tooth or teeth will first need to be prepped. That means removing a small amount of enamel from the front of the tooth so a veneer can be slipped on seamlessly. An impression is taken of the prepped tooth and sent to a dental lab, where the veneer is custom created.
At the second porcelain veneers visit, the dentist will check the completed permanent veneer for fit and appearance before it is adhered in place.
The Results of Porcelain Veneers
Thanks to porcelain veneers, a person can smile with total confidence. The porcelain veneer will blend in with your natural teeth. Since the material is semi-translucent, it will be affected by natural and artificial light just as normal tooth structure would.
Learn More About Porcelain Veneers
If you have unsightly tooth gaps and would like to learn more about your options for treatment, be sure to contact our team of cosmetic and restorative dentists. Smile Montreal can be reached by phone at (514) 700-5294.
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