Porcelain Veneers Regina
Composite & Porcelain Veneers
When you see a person with an even, perfect, brilliantly white smile, it’s very likely that they have received dental veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are placed over a person’s natural teeth. They are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, ensuring that you’ll receive a smile that you love to show off. When looking for a San Diego veneers dentist, choosing a prosthodontist with years of experience will guarantee a successful, attractive outcome.
We can improve your facial appearance and boost your confidence with dental veneers by hiding your natural teeth behind a very thin layer of porcelain. Veneers can be used to change the shape, size, color and symmetry of the teeth and smile.
Veneers are an ideal cosmetic solution for everyone who desires a beautiful smile with minimal invasions into their teeth.
Southland Dental Clinic of Regina
2905 Gordon Rd, Regina, SK S4S 6H7
Who May Benefit from Dental Veneers
Typically, dental veneers are created from porcelain material that matches the natural appearance of healthy, white teeth. The veneers are specially created to fit the size and shape of your teeth, ensuring that you have a natural resulting smile. Each veneer is a thin, individually crafted shell designed to sit on top of teeth. Unlike natural tooth tissue, which becomes discolored by tobacco, wine, soda, coffee, and other dark beverages, porcelain veneers resist staining. This allows even the most discolored teeth to appear pearly white.
If you’re embarrassed about your smile or displeased with the way your teeth look, porcelain veneers can be an excellent cosmetic treatment.
We frequently provide dental veneers to people experiencing the following problems:
- Significant discolouration of teeth. This may result from excess fluoride, tetracycline or other drugs, history of root canal treatments, or lifestyle factors
- Problematic wear and tear on teeth that has compromised their appearance
- Teeth that are broken, chipped, or have other signs of trauma
- Irregularly shaped or uneven teeth
- Teeth that are longer or shorter than one another
- Irregular gaps between teeth
- Any other problem that affects the appearance of the surface of the teeth
The Dental Veneer Procedure
Dr. Rusteika has over 25 years of experience providing dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry services to the patients he serves. He begins by performing a thorough assessment and smile analysis, including mock-up to help you envision what the final result will look like. This ensures that you can provide input on the look of your new smile.
Getting porcelain veneers usually requires two visits. The veneers are created from an impression (mold) of your teeth that is then sent to a professional dental laboratory where each veneer is custom-made (for shape and color) for your individual smile. Once the customized dental veneers are created, they are specially bonded to the front of your teeth.
With little or no anesthesia, your teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the front surface of the teeth to allow for the small thickness of the veneers. The porcelain veneers are carefully fitted and bonded onto the tooth surface with special bonding cements and occasionally a specialized light may be used to harden and set the bond.
Minimal Prep vs. “No-prep” Veneers
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain is a very hard & solid material resistant to cracking & breakage
- Color matching and shading is easily matched to surrounding teeth or lightened for aesthetics
Can last about 10x longer than composite veneers
- More resistant to stains than composites
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Frequently Asked Questions:
The procedure takes place over two office visits of about 2-3 hours each. The fabrication process takes about 1-2 weeks in between the first and second visit.
Absolutely! The material in veneers is crafted to recreate the color, texture and translucence of natural tooth enamel. Much care is also take to fit the veneer over the existing tooth so that they match and align perfectly with the rest of your teeth.
Composite can last for a couple of years but porcelain veneers generally tend to last between 7-10 years, however it is not uncommon to find patients with 15-20 year old veneers that still look great. When properly cared for with good oral hygiene, they can last a very long time.