Porcelain Veneers: An Overview

Feeling less confident than usual due to chipped, discolour or misaligned teeth?

Don’t worry. You learn to smile beautifully, with confidence, with dental veneers.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers, also called porcelain veneers, are wafer-thin shells that are made to cover the front of your teeth. They can be customised and are made with materials that are tooth-coloured. They are bonded to the front of your teeth to change their colour, size, shape or length.

The materials used for dental veneers are usually porcelain or resin composites. These materials are inert and generally don’t cause any problems with your teeth or gums.

Porcelain veneers tend to stain a lot less than resin composites. This makes porcelain the material of choice for the veneers.

What type of problems do dental veneers correct?

  • Discoloured teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Uneven or misaligned teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

Why choose dental veneers?

Here are a few advantages of getting dental veneers fitted onto your teeth:

  • They provide a natural appearance to your teeth
  • They are inert and don’t cause issues with your gum tissues
  • They are stain resistant
  • Their colour can be chosen to make your teeth look brighter
  • They are a great alternative to crowns when it comes to realigned or correcting misshapen teeth

How long to dental veneers last?

With proper, regular care, dental veneers can last up to 15 years. However, the veneers will have to be replaced once they reach the end of their life.

When to get veneers?

As discussed above, veneers are a great solution for discoloured, chipped or misshapen teeth. Here are a few things you need to know before getting your veneers fitted:

  • You should maintain good overall dental and periodontal health
  • You should be committed to proper oral care and hygiene
  • You should remain realistic in your expectations while discussing your dental requirements with your dentist
  • Your teeth should have sufficient amount of healthy teeth enamel

Get in touch with our Brampton Dentist to get the best quality Dental Treatments. If you have any queries, we will be there to answer them.