Cosmetic dentistry is available from Ellice Dental Group, Pearl Family Dental Group and Integral Dental. Among the cosmetic dentistry services provided by our general dentists, we offer porcelain veneers for Winnipeg patients who want to improve the aesthetics of their smiles. If the shape or colour of your teeth is stopping you from smiling, we can help! We want you to be able to smile with confidence at every opportunity.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain material that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. A very thin layer of enamel will be removed from your tooth to facilitate the bond. Porcelain veneers require at least 2 dental visits to apply. One visit is used to make a mould of your teeth and to remove the enamel. During the second visit, the porcelain veneers are glued to your teeth one by one with composite resin cement. Veneers can last up to 20 years with the proper care, and they can be replaced quite easily when the time comes.
Veneers are made in a dental laboratory and fabricated using impressions of your teeth so they will closely resemble the rest of your teeth. Due to modern technology and advancements in dentistry, porcelain veneers are lighter and stronger than ever before. They also reflect light more like natural teeth, making it so people usually don't even know you have them!
Benefits of Veneers
Are you interested in veneers? Many people prefer veneers because they offer a more permanent solution than teeth whitening and a less invasive treatment than braces. They can be used to:
- Repair teeth with cracks, chips or gaps
- Correct misaligned teeth
- Whiten teeth, especially those that are resistant to whitening products
- Improve the shape of your teeth
You don't have to live with crooked teeth or stubborn stains from coffee or tea any longer! To be an ideal candidate for veneers, you must be in good dental health and have a sufficient amount of healthy enamel. It's also important for patients to understand that your teeth will remain at risk for diseases and other problems, so you must be committed to maintaining good oral health and hygiene.
Your dentist will determine whether or not you would benefit from veneers by examining your teeth and performing X-rays. Any existing dental issues should be dealt with before you move forward with the procedure.
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Veneers are a permanent treatment that can't be reversed because of the amount of enamel that’s removed in order to place the veneers. Teeth with veneers should be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth. And although they're made to be durable, please be careful when biting or tearing hard or chewy foods because the porcelain veneer can chip.
If you're self-conscious about the look of your teeth, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your treatment options with our friendly, welcoming staff.