At Bearbrook Dental Centre, our Ottawa dentist may recommend porcelain veneers as a treatment option to correct chipped, gapped, discoloured, or misaligned teeth.
What is a Dental Veneer?
These razor-thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain are custom-made in a dental laboratory to match the shape and colour of your teeth.
At Bearbrook Dental Centre, veneers can be used to help patients achieve a more uniform smile. Your dentist bonds this restoration to the front of your natural tooth to alter your smile's shape, colour, or symmetry.
Veneers are minimally invasive cosmetic dental treatments that change your smile's colour, shape or symmetry. They can be used to resolve crooked, discoloured, worn or damaged teeth.
How Veneers Work
Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth which will be used to create your custom veneers.
Once your veneers have been made, they will be bonded to the fronts of your natural teeth.
Made from a very thin piece of porcelain, veneers are custom-shaped to match your tooth. The porcelain imitates the natural translucency of tooth enamel and has a very natural look and feel.
Benefits of Veneers
If you are looking to improve the shape of individual teeth or the evenness of your whole smile, you may want to consider dental veneers as a less-intrusive alternative to dental crowns.
Conditions that dental veneers can resolve include worn, crooked, or discoloured teeth. They can also reduce unwanted spacing and change the size of your teeth.
Dental veneers can last for many years if cared for properly.