What Are Porcelain Veneers and What Can They Do For Me?
It’s another beautiful day here in Brampton. Everyone is gathered together to take a group selfie. You are the only one not smiling, and the one who appears hostile and sad. You’re not in a bad mood. It’s not that you don’t want people to see your smile. If we just described you, don’t worry. Cosmetic dental problems are not uncommon. They can also be fixed, and often in one procedure, with porcelain veneers.
How can porcelain veneers improve my smile?
Veneers can be used to address a variety of cosmetic issues. Veneers are very thin and require minimal preparation. Veneers, despite their conservative nature can make a huge difference to the appearance of your smile. They completely cover the visible portion of the treated teeth.
Dentistry On Main often suggests veneers to address cosmetic issues such as:
Spacing – Wide gaps between teeth can make your smile appear unhealthy. Veneers are a little wider than your natural teeth to close gaps. This results in a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Angle – Veneers cannot be used in place of orthodontics to correct functional problems. They do not straighten teeth. However, in many cases, slightly crooked teeth may be able to be cosmetically improved upon. For cosmetic correction, veneers can be used to create the appearance of perfectly straight teeth.
Size – To achieve the best aesthetic effect, your teeth should be proportionate to your mouth and other facial features. It is possible to cosmetically correct teeth that appear too small. Veneers and enamel contouring can be combined to cosmetically alter the look of teeth that appear too large as well.
Shape – A beautiful smile is made up of many beautiful, individual teeth. A misaligned smile can make your smile look terrible. Your overall appearance is also affected by the shape of your teeth. For example, rounded teeth look more natural and have a soft appearance. Flatter tips give teeth a bolder appearance.
Color – Teeth whitening is the best option for most discolorations and stains. However, there are some cases teeth whitening may not solve the issue. Intrinsic tooth stains can be internal and are usually caused by dark inclusions withing the tooth enamel. Some discoloration can also be caused by extremely thin enamel that allows darker dentin to shine through. Sometimes people have an enamel color that is darker than their natural enamel. Veneers can be a great choice in these cases. Veneers can be color-matched with your natural teeth to cover stains or blemishes. Alternately you can choose the color of your smile if all your visible teeth have been treated.
Veneers are not recommended for use in cases of severe damage. Veneers are too thin to be used for cavities and broken teeth. Veneers can be used to fix minor chips or fractures of tooth enamel. Additionally, veneers can be used to correct the appearance of your smile and seal the area affected to prevent further decay.
Are veneers right to you?
Veneers are safe and easy on the teeth. This procedure is suitable for most people who have good oral health. They are not the best choice for everyone, however. There may be a better option depending on your dental health and aesthetic preferences. There are many options available in most cases. A patient may choose to have their crooked or ill-fitting teeth straightened rather than having veneers placed on them. Or, someone might prefer dental bonding for a one-day fix.
At Dentistry On Main, we will start with a thorough evaluation and a discussion about your goals when you come to us for an initial consultation. We will then discuss all options, give you the pros and cons and answer any questions, so you can make an informed decision.
Visit Dentistry On Main to discuss your options for smile enhancement. You can tell us everything you like and don’t like about your smile and what you want to achieve. The results will be amazing. To get started, contact Dentistry On Main today
Dental Veneers FAQ
Dental veneers can greatly improve the appearance and protect teeth from surface damage. We are here to help you decide if dental veneers are right for you. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about this great way to achieve the beautiful smile you deserve.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for Veneers.
If you are unhappy with your smile, veneers may be a good option. Veneers can boost your confidence and give you a smile you can be proud to show off.
Veneers are not recommended for decaying teeth. This means that you may need to have some work done before the procedure. Do not skimp on the necessary work. If left untreated, rotten teeth can cause severe pain and even bone damage.
Crowns may be a better option if your teeth are severely chipped or cracked. Grinding your teeth at night could cause damage to your veneers. You can have your veneers damaged by grinding at night. Your dentist will be able to tell you if you are a grinder.
How much do veneers cost?
The price of veneers will vary depending on whether you choose porcelain or traditional veneers. Veneers can be priced per tooth and start as low as $450. For those with multiple teeth that need to be treated, this can quickly add up.
The cost of veneers in Ontario can also depend on where you live. However, the cost of veneers mainly depends on how extensive the work is and how many are required.
How long do veneers last?
Dental veneers can last between 10 and 30 years if you take reasonable precautions. Dental veneers can be treated the same as regular teeth, but they are not indestructible. Porcelain can crack under extreme pressure. If you chew on ice or crack a bottle cap with your veneer, they may break. Night guards are great for people who grind their teeth at night.
Porcelain veneers, in other words, have the same strengths as natural teeth and should be treated exactly the same.
Are Veneers Permanent?
Dental veneers are thin shells which enhance the appearance of your smile. They permanently bond to your front teeth. Veneers are usually made of porcelain or a form of composite resin.
Dental veneers are a way to cover cosmetic imperfections in your teeth such as:
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Noticeably smaller teeth than the average tooth
- Discolored teeth
Dental veneers can bring your smile to life by making it look brighter, healthier, and more natural.
Are veneers covered by insurance in Ontario?
Dentistry On Main works with many top Canadian insurance companies that provide dental coverage. This includes cleanings and maintenance and other necessary dental requirements.
Veneers are considered cosmetic procedures in Ontario and most insurance policies won’t cover them. However, you can get a Healthcare Spending account that allows you to pay for veneers tax-free.