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.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
The biggest benefit to veneers is improving the appearance of your teeth, giving you a brighter and more even smile. Dental veneers are often used to treat the following cosmetic occurrences:
- broken or chipped teeth
- severe discoloration or uneven coloring that can’t be fixed with whitening
- gaps in the teeth
- smaller-than-average teeth
- pointed or unusually shaped teeth
Veneers can last for more than a decade, depending on the type of veneer you choose, making them a semipermanent investment that can make you more confident in your smile.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Getting veneers takes place over a couple office visits of about 2-3 hours each. The fabrication process takes about 1-2 weeks in between the first and second visit.
Absolutely! Porcelain veneers have a realistic texture and are able to mimic the way real teeth reflect light. They’re also far more resistant to stains than other materials.
No. Veneers are like jackets that are placed over the surface of your teeth. Your dentist will shave and carve your existing tooth and then place the veneer over its surface. When the veneer and the tooth are both prepared, your dentist will use a special cement to bond them together. If you’re trying to resolve a missing tooth, consider getting implants or a bridge instead.
Our top priority is your comfort, so you can expect a painless experience throughout the entire veneer application process. Your dentist may use a local anesthetic to numb the feeling of having your teeth prepped for the veneer, but other than that, there should be no pain or discomfort, even after the anesthetic wears off.
Your dentist will make sure that your veneers are properly fitted so the daily pressures on your teeth don’t cause them to break. Of course, there are some instances when they might crack, especially if you apply an excess of pressure by biting down on hard food, using your teeth to open packaging, or biting your nails. Long-term wear and tear can also weaken veneers and the cement holding them in place. With proper care, however, you should be able to extend the lifespan of your veneers without a hitch.
That really depends. Veneers and implants have similar goals but are used in very different scenarios. There are some instances when veneers might be ideal, such as when your actual tooth is still a viable anchor. In other cases, when there is significant damage to your natural tooth, for example, implants might be a better option. As much as possible, dentists will try to preserve your real teeth because of their importance for maintaining facial bone density. Plus, veneers are cheaper, faster, and just as aesthetically pleasing as implants.
Yes, your dentist will have the tools and agents necessary to remove veneers. But keep in mind, because your teeth will have to be shaved down to accommodate the veneers, you can not have them permanently removed. If you want to have them replaced with implants or other dental replacements, then you should consult your dentist.
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.