When it comes to improving a person’s smile, there are a number of treatments available to produce the desired result. Cosmetic dentistry is the process of using dental techniques to improve the appearance and aesthetics of a smile through such treatments as dental implants, ceramic crowns and bridges, and veneers.
Beautiful smiles bestow confidence, not only in the owner, but also in those they have dealings with. The smile is one of the first things we notice about others, and so many people take pride in how their smile appears.
For imperfections such as crooked teeth, teeth that display signs of damage, severe discolouration, or even teeth that are blighted by unsightly gaps, these can all have a profound negative affect on a person’s self-confidence. However, they needn’t as each can all be addressed through the use of porcelain veneers.
Veneers are small, thin tooth shells that are affixed to existing teeth by a cosmetic dentist to improve the appearance of the person’s smile by concealing the imperfections that exist in their natural teeth’s appearance. Typically constructed from porcelain, but occasionally from other materials, dental veneers offer a long-lasting, natural appearance to a smile.
To apply veneers, the dentist first removes a thin layer of the tooth’s enamel before taking impressions of the patient’s mouth. The impressions are used to help ensure the veneers are made to fit perfectly within the mouth while delivering the desired results.
Once the veneers have been returned to the dentist from the dental lab, they are bonded into place over the existing tooth, thus transforming the smile into one the recipient will want to show off, time and again! The veneers can even be shaded to match and blend with the appearance of the person’s natural teeth.
With proper care and attention, including regular dental checkups and a good dental health program, porcelain veneers can last for many years. Unlike composites, veneers are less likely to stain or chip, helping to prolong their appearance. While porcelain itself is relatively brittle, when bonded onto natural tooth enamel, it receives all support of the underlying tooth and so they can be used normally with regular foods, meaning nothing is off the menu!
Dental veneers have become a popular choice among those looking to address issues that affect their smile with a quick and easy solution that delivers great results.
To learn how dental veneers can enhance your smile, contact the Kelowna office of Dr. Shupe at 250-860-6939 and schedule your professional consultation today.