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Porcelain Veneers

To repair small aesthetic issues such as chips, misalignments, gaps or discolouration, your dentist at Cedars Dental may recommend porcelain veneers. 

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Dental Veneers, Ottawa Dentist

Repairing Damaged & Misshapen Teeth

If you are unhappy with the look of your teeth, you may be reluctant to show your smile in public. Fortunately, cosmetic dental treatments such as porcelain veneers can help you gain confidence in revealing your smile again. 

Dental veneers are custom-made shells that look much like your natural teeth. They are designed to repair a variety of aesthetic issues, including chipped, discoloured, misaligned, irregularly shaped, uneven or fractured teeth. 

Your dentist at Cedars Dental can bond veneers to the front of your natural tooth to change their colour, size or shape. 

Porcelain vs Resin Veneers

Dental veneers are usually made from porcelain or resin composite materials. Depending on the nature of your condition, your dentist may recommend either type.

Porcelain veneers have the ability to resist stains better than resin veneers and can better mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth.

Resin veneers are thinner than their porcelain counterparts and require less of the tooth's surface to be removed before they can be placed. Contact us to book a consultation to learn which type of veneers suit your needs.  

The Veneer Procedure

You'll need to see your dentist three times to have porcelain veneers applied—once for the consultation, and twice more so the veneers can be created and placed. One or many of your teeth can undergo the process described below:

Features of Veneers

If you are looking to alter the shape of individual teeth or the evenness of your whole smile, your dentist may recommend dental veneers. Less intrusive than dental crowns (which are designed to repair more severe damage), veneers also generally require less shaping of the tooth. Conditions that dental veneers can correct include worn, chipped, crooked, broken, or discoloured teeth. They can also reduce unwanted spacing and change the size of your teeth.

Caring for your Veneers

Dental veneers typically last 5 to 10 years, after which they need to be replaced. Practicing proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, can prolong the life of your veneers and help keep your mouth healthy. Certain beverages, including coffee, can leave stains on your veneers, so you may want to avoid these drinks or use a straw. We also advise against smoking, as cigarettes can dull the whiteness of the porcelain.

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