Do you have chipped or worn down teeth? Are they discoloured or stained? Improve the appearance of your smile with porcelain veneers. Spruce Grove and area residents can turn to Campbell Dental Centre for a comprehensive veneer treatment. Porcelain veneers are a type of cosmetic dentistry service that uses wafer-thin, custom-made shells designed to mimic the look of your teeth’s natural enamel. These shells are placed over the problem teeth and glued down, correcting cosmetic flaws on the surface. Veneers resist staining and are used for a number of issues from hiding chips, cracks, and discolouration to fixing misalignment and gaps.
In order to install porcelain veneers, tooth preparation is required. The appointment may start with local anesthetic to help numb the area where you plan to get a veneer. Next, a mould of your teeth is made which is then used to make your custom porcelain veneers. Spruce Grove and area residents seeking this treatment from Campbell Dental Centre will have to have the problem teeth altered in order to fit a veneer over. In some cases tooth reduction is minimal, but in other cases it is quite significant. Your teeth are as individual as you are, so a consultation with one of our dentists is required.
Once your teeth are prepped and a mould has been made, you will receive temporary veneers to replace the portion of your tooth that was removed. You will wear this temporary veneer until your custom ones are finished. On your next visit, the temporary veneers are removed and the custom ones are glued to your teeth one by one.
There are a number of reasons why someone would get porcelain veneers at our Spruce Grove office. Some patients have severely discoloured teeth as a result of a root canal or medication that teeth whitening just can’t help. Veneers can cover the stains and provide a bright, white smile once again. Others use porcelain veneers to fix and strengthen teeth that have become chipped, broke, or worn down. Even patients with irregularly shaped teeth or wide gaps between them, veneers can cover up those blemishes, creating a more uniform look.
While veneers offer many benefits, they may not be right for everyone. Be sure to talk to a dentist about whether or not you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Contact Campbell Dental Centre for more information.