Birchmount Dental Group in Scarborough offers veneers, a cosmetic treatment for patients who need to correct discoloured, chipped, gapped, misaligned or aged teeth in just a few short visits.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin custom-made restorations that are bonded to the surface of your natural teeth. They are fitted to the contour of your teeth, instantly correcting the look of the tooth while also providing strength and resilience.
Patients choose veneers as a cosmetic solution to enhance the brightness of their teeth, to straighten their smile, and quickly correct issues such as discolouration, fractures, and chips. Designed to also close gaps and correct tooth misalignment, veneers are considered a less intrusive treatment option than crowns or braces.
What are the benefits of veneers?
Veneers have a number of benefits including:
- Correcting Imperfections: From stubborn stains to fractures and gaps in between teeth, veneers can effectively correct troublesome imperfections. With veneers, the overall look of the smile is aesthetically changed.
- Look and Feel Natural: Veneers are customized to blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth, from size to shape to color. For the most natural-looking results, our Birchmount dentists match veneers to surrounding teeth.
- Extra Protection: Veneers can strengthen and protect damaged teeth due to the durable material of the veneer that coats your natural tooth.
- Low Maintenance: Maintaining and preserving veneers is as easy as proper dental hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing should adequately maintain your restoration.
How long is the process?
The dental treatment can be done in just 2 to 3 simple visits. During your first visit, your Birchmount dentist will discuss your dental goals with you and determine exactly what you’re looking for.
During your second visit, the preparation will start by removing a small surface layer of enamel from your teeth. Unlike crowns or caps, veneers are not an invasive procedure and require just a small amount of removal from your natural tooth.
After an impression is taken, a temporary set of veneers are put in place. These are used as a guide, so the permanent set of teeth can be accurately constructed to match your smile. During your last visit, the veneers are made to fit uniquely over every single one of your teeth.