What are Porcelain Veneers?
At Urban Smiles Colwood our dentists are very experienced in providing patients with beautiful smiles they can be confident sharing with the world. We offer custom Porcelain Veneers at our Colwood dental clinic to help our patients conceal minor dental imperfections such as chipped, cracked, worn, crowded or stained teeth.
Porcelain Dental Veneers offer the strength and look of natural teeth without the expense or time required for orthodontics or other cosmetic procedures. Veneers can be applied in one visit but will make a difference that lasts a lifetime.
What is the Process to Get Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells, roughly the thickness of an eggshell. They are customized to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth.
During your consultation with our dentists, you can discuss your unique goals and learn more about how veneers can help you achieve the smile you desire.
Placing veneers typically require two visits to Urban Smiles Colwood. During the first visit, the teeth will be prepped to accommodate the veneer. This involves removing a very thin layer of enamel from the front of the tooth. Next, your dentist will take impressions of the prepped teeth, which will be used to make your veneers. Temporary veneers may be placed in the meantime. About two weeks later, when your specially-designed veneers are complete, they will be permanently bonded to the teeth.
Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?
If you are concerned with minor cosmetic imperfections in our smile, and have healthy teeth and gums, you are probably a good candidate for dental implants. If our dentists determine that you are a suitable candidate, they will use digital imaging to provide you with a “wax-up,” or representative model of how your teeth will look after treatment. Patients can take the model home to show others, and further develop an opinion of how they would like their new smile to look.
What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Just one or two strategically placed porcelain veneers can help you achieve an appearance of symmetry in your smile. In fact, your veneers may have others wondering how you were able to quickly achieve an effect that traditionally required months of orthodontic therapy!
Porcelain veneers can effectively conceal:
- Stubborn or intrinsic staining that fails to respond to teeth bleaching
- Short or worn teeth
- Chips and cracks
- Gaps between teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
The dentists at Urban Smiles Colwood work with reputable master ceramists to achieve optimal results. To further enhance results, many of our porcelain veneers patients choose to combine the procedure with additional services like gum contouring (designed to correct a “gummy smile”) or teeth bleaching. Porcelain veneers are often an important part of a smile makeover treatment.
Schedule a Consultation for Dental Veneers in Colwood Today
When you love the look of your smile, it shows. The confidence that a beautiful smile provides makes a lasting impression on everyone around you. We can help you rejuvenate your smile and boost your confidence.
Contact our practice today to find out how porcelain veneers can give you the dazzling smile you have always wanted.