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Porcelain Veneers

Remember patching up your favourite pair of jeans or that hole in the wall?

Flash a dazzling, pearly white smile

Porcelain veneers are used to cover chipped, discoloured, and misaligned teeth. This process is done by placing a thin shell of porcelain designed to fit snugly over the front surface of your natural teeth and cementing them into place. Porcelain veneers are a very popular choice to achieve a dazzling smile.

Are porcelain veneers right for you

Porcelain veneers are possibly the quickest method of giving your teeth a cosmetic do-over. If you have chipped, crooked, or yellow teeth, veneers might be the perfect choice. If you suffer from sensitive teeth and are worried about the potential pain that could come with teeth whitening, veneers can literally cover up your dulled tooth colour with flawless, porcelain white.

Although almost anyone with healthy, natural teeth can be fitted with veneers, they are not recommended for those with bruxism (grinding of the teeth) or other kind of biting issue. Though the veneers are very strong, they can also be brittle, and the pressure of teeth grinding could cause issues with chipping or worse.

How are veneers applied?

Cosmetic dentistry isn’t easy, and that is why you want your veneers placed by a professional with experience like Dr. Goldstein.

To place the porcelain veneers, a millimeter-thick layer of enamel is removed from your natural teeth. This is where the veneer will be placed. A special adhesive is applied to the tooth and the veneer, which is then hardened by a curing light. That is all there is to the procedure.

After the porcelain veneers are applied, you will probably experience some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. This should fade away over the course of a few days. Once your teeth have adjusted, your veneers will just be a part of your teeth.

How do I maintain their appearance?

One of the fantastic things about porcelain veneers is that they are far more resilient than your original enamel. Unlike your natural teeth, veneers won’t stain to due exposure to coffee, tea, or smoking. So, once they are installed, you can be sure that nothing will change your tooth colour. Other than that, you should treat your porcelain veneers just like you would any other tooth. Brush three times daily and be sure to floss to prevent gum disease. Although a porcelain veneer won’t weaken the tooth it is attached to, it can be somewhat brittle under direct pressure. Try to avoid biting anything extremely hard, just like you would with your natural teeth, to avoid chipping them.

How much do porcelain veneers cost

Porcelain veneers are considered to be cosmetic dentistry, and so there is a chance that your dental insurance won’t cover them. Veneers can range in price, depending on how many of them you want placed on your teeth. Once you contact Crowsnest Dental, we can create a payment plan that could help you realize your dream of perfectly straight, white teeth.

If you want a pearly white smile that will never fade with time, contact our office in the Blairmore area for an appointment at 1-877-542-2236.

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