Are your teeth stained, chipped, worn down or uneven? Have you always dreamed of having a perfect smile?
Veneers are a quick and effective solution for it!
Dental veneers are very thin shells of very strong porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth creating a new beautiful natural looking.
Porcelain veneers are lightweight and can completely transform your smile. They are a great long-term solution for patients looking for multiple cosmetic improvements, without having to undergo several different treatments.
You may want to consider this cosmetic dentistry option if you have one or more of the following issues:
- discoloration due to a root canal treatment or large resin fillings;
- stains due to the use of certain drugs or excessive fluoride;
- your teeth are worn down, chipped, broken, misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped or have big gaps between them.
Sometimes the littlest thing can make the biggest difference when it comes to appearance and self-esteem. Veneers are excellent options to improve the look of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers in Pointe-Claire West Island
The first step is a consultation with Dr. Mauricio Galvis, dentist in Pointe-Claire QC, to decide whether porcelain veneers are the right option for you. Dr. Galvis will also take the time to understand your goals and objectives and what you like and dislike about your smile.
How are porcelain veneers done?
Porcelain veneers require as little as two visits to the dentist. During the first one, a local anesthetic may be necessary. The dentist will remove a thin layer of the enamel from your teeth to ensure the appropriate space for the new veneers so that your teeth look natural. Then, impressions of the prepared teeth will be taken in order to make the mold that will serve to create your porcelain veneers.
Impressions are sent to a specialized lab where your custom made veneers will be created. Until the final veneers are ready, temporary ones will be placed over the teeth that have been prepared. You will need to be very careful since temporary veneers are fragile.
On your second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary veneers and a special product will be applied to roughen the teeth in order to facilitate the adhesion of the veneers. Finally, the porcelain veneers will be cemented to each tooth individually using a composite resin.
Caring for your veneers
By keeping a strict oral daily hygiene, getting professional dental cleanings and checkups regularly and ensuring proper care, your porcelain veneers may last twenty years or more.
Although porcelain veneers are super-strong, they are not indestructible. You should avoid hard and sticky foods and protect them wearing a night guard if you grind your teeth while sleeping.
Porcelain veneers resist stains however we recommend that you are cautious on the consumption of foods and beverages that are known for altering teeth colour, such as tea, coffee and red wine.