Porcelain Dental Veneers
What are Porcelain Dental Veneers?
The dentists at Dawson want to make you smile with confidence again. We know what it means for our patients to have the smile they’ve always dreamed of. Let us make your dreams a reality!
Porcelain dental veneers are custom-made shells of tooth-coloured material designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to improve your appearance. Veneers are best for those who want the most natural result possible. To cosmetically fix worn, stained, crooked or discoloured teeth fast.
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, and even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Will Porcelain Veneers Look Natural?
Veneers look more natural than any other restoration. They could easily be mistaken for natural teeth. The porcelain reflects light just like a real tooth. In some ways, veneers are even better than natural enamel. Porcelain will not stain or wear like natural teeth do. Clinical tests show that even years after the procedure, with proper maintenance, your new smile will look just as bright as it did the day the veneers were inserted. The best part is that veneers generally require minimal tooth preparation. They look like natural teeth and won’t weaken your natural tooth structure.
We use specialized techniques to increase their resiliency allowing you to eat a full diet. We use the longest lasting aesthetic cement to attach the veneers, which triples their longevity. We create the exact colour and translucency that your natural teeth have using natural looking porcelain. Also, here at Dawson, you can select the veneers that match your own unique personality. We want you to be a part of your transformation. We work WITH you to allow you to be a part of the creative process. Our Dentists have recreated over 1500 smiles. This wealth of knowledge is drawn upon to compose your new masterpiece.
What is Involved in Getting Porcelain Veneers?
Your teeth are prepped and impressions are taken. Temporary veneers are placed until your custom veneers return from the lab (approximately two weeks). Your custom veneers are then bonded to your tooth. Veneers are individually hand-made by our lab, instead of using a machine. As long as you maintain your oral health as instructed by your dentist and hygienist, Veneers are guaranteed for five full years from the date of insertion.
Can I Treat Them Like Regular Teeth?
Porcelain veneers do need some special care. They aren’t recommended for people who have severe grinding issues, or suffer from severe bite problems. They don’t take kindly to nail biting or opening bobby pins and they need diligent home cleaning to stay looking as good as new.
What if I don’t want to alter the structure of my teeth?
Lumineers® are like porcelain veneers, but much thinner. They are placed over existing teeth without having to remove tooth structure. That’s means no drilling and freezing required! For more information on the difference between Lumineers® and Veneers.