Dental Veneers

Cosmetic Dental Veneers in Maple, Vaughan

A dental veneer is a cosmetic dental service involving a permanent restorative dental treatment used to enhance the size, shape, colour, and spacing of teeth. It is an extremely thin porcelain tooth casing which only covers the front of a tooth, creating a natural look while maintaining the tooth’s strength and durability. A temporary veneer “mock-up” can be made using tooth-coloured material (composite resin) on your own teeth to preview what the final result will look like. The next step is the preparation of the teeth, which involves trimming 0.5 – 1 millimetres of enamel from the front and sides of the teeth. Temporary veneers are made and placed on the teeth. In one to two weeks, the porcelain veneers are ready to be permanently cemented after you and the dentist approve the fit and appearance.

Cosmetic dental veneers will have you walking out of our Vaughan office with added confidence and want to smile all day long! To find out more about dental veneers come to Maple Dental Health and schedule a consultation.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are thin, minutely crafted covers that fit across your teeth to help you achieve a flawless, natural and, most importantly, confident smile.

Veneers are a superb option for patients of any age who want to cover uneven, discoloured or damaged teeth but do not want the lengthy and costly process of replacing teeth completely.

Veneers are usually made from porcelain or composite resin and are veneer uniquely fits the contours of each patient’s teeth and mouth. 

Once veneers have been fabricated for you by our Vaughan dentists, they will last a minimum of 10 years to deliver ongoing confidence each and every day. 

How Porcelain Veneers are Done?

  • At Maple Dental Health, we break the porcelain veneer fitting and manufacturing process into two parts.
  • Firstly, our dentists ensure that your teeth are suitable for the application of porcelain veneers. We then trim enamel of your teeth - that’s the hard-outer layer - so that when the veneer is applied it is smooth and does not jut out. If your teeth are damaged or decayed they may need more trimming.
  • The dentist will then take the shade of your teeth, or the shade you would like, to give colour to the veneer.
  • An impression of your teeth will then be made on which the porcelain veneer will be based.
  • Once the dentist is happy with the condition of your teeth and the impression, they will “bond” the veneer into place and give your teeth another polish.

 

 

 

How are Veneers Applied?

The application of porcelain veneers is surprisingly fast. Most patients are amazed by how little fuss veneers involve. 

Once your teeth have been trimmed and shaped, the correct colour shade selected and an impression of your teeth made, the veneers will be created. 

The veneers are applied to your teeth by one of our highly trained dentists. Firstly, the teeth will be “etched” with a dental acid to create a rough surface. This rough enamel surface ensures the veneer is attached well and will not be moved in the future. Our dentists then use a high-quality dental “cement” that fits your veneers into place. Your veneers will then be trimmed and “cured” by shining a light onto your teeth. 

How will my Original Teeth be Affected?

Your original teeth will not be hurt nor damaged by the use of veneers. Because all of the materials used in porcelain veneers are non-harmful - there is no negative effect to teeth or gums by placing these materials inside your mouth. 

Veneers protect your teeth in that they are stronger than the enamel your teeth is made out of. They will not be stained like normal teeth and are more resistant to acidic foods.

How Long will the Process Take?

The length of process to fit porcelain veneers depends on a few factors. One is how available you are. If you can come to the Maple Dental Health clinic at any time, then we can begin and complete the process more quickly.

Usually, the process of fitting veneers takes between two and four weeks.

Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Almost anyone can be a good candidate for porcelain veneers, but veneers are particularly useful for people who have severely stained teeth, whose teeth have aesthetic imperfections they want to rehabilitate or those whose teeth have been chipped in some way.

However, to get the most out of veneers there are a few exceptions. Individuals who suffer from bruxism, the name given to the grinding of teeth, are generally not good candidates to wear porcelain veneers. This is because the veneers will, over time, be ground down. Similarly, patients with poor dental health or insufficient tooth enamel do not present the best cases for porcelain veneers. Patients must also have reasonably straight teeth to get the full benefits from porcelain veneers.

How Long will a Veneer Last?

With good care and sound dental health, porcelain veneers should last for a minimum of ten years.

One of the reasons that Maple Dental Health offers porcelain veneers is that porcelain actually gets stronger as its lifespan goes on.

This means that your veneers could last for a lot longer than ten years! However, veneers are still susceptible to damage and poor care like normal teeth, so look after them!

How to Take Care of Veneers?

Care for porcelain veneers is very much like caring for normal teeth.

Good dental hygiene practices are important and flossing with caution is recommended when wearing veneers. Though veneers are strong and more resistant to stain than your normal teeth, it is a good idea to cut down on drinks and food that damage teeth, including coffee, wine and sweet snacks.

How Porcelain Veneers are Done?

  • At Maple Dental Health, we break the porcelain veneer fitting and manufacturing process into two parts.
  • Firstly, our dentists ensure that your teeth are suitable for the application of porcelain veneers. We then trim enamel of your teeth - that’s the hard-outer layer - so that when the veneer is applied it is smooth and does not jut out. If your teeth are damaged or decayed they may need more trimming.
  • The dentist will then take the shade of your teeth, or the shade you would like, to give colour to the veneer.
  • An impression of your teeth will then be made on which the porcelain veneer will be based.
  • Once the dentist is happy with the condition of your teeth and the impression, they will “bond” the veneer into place and give your teeth another polish.

 

 

 

How will my Original Teeth be Affected?

Your original teeth will not be hurt nor damaged by the use of veneers. Because all of the materials used in porcelain veneers are non-harmful - there is no negative effect to teeth or gums by placing these materials inside your mouth. 

Veneers protect your teeth in that they are stronger than the enamel your teeth is made out of. They will not be stained like normal teeth and are more resistant to acidic foods.

Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Almost anyone can be a good candidate for porcelain veneers, but veneers are particularly useful for people who have severely stained teeth, whose teeth have aesthetic imperfections they want to rehabilitate or those whose teeth have been chipped in some way.

However, to get the most out of veneers there are a few exceptions. Individuals who suffer from bruxism, the name given to the grinding of teeth, are generally not good candidates to wear porcelain veneers. This is because the veneers will, over time, be ground down. Similarly, patients with poor dental health or insufficient tooth enamel do not present the best cases for porcelain veneers. Patients must also have reasonably straight teeth to get the full benefits from porcelain veneers.

How to Take Care of Veneers?

Care for porcelain veneers is very much like caring for normal teeth.

Good dental hygiene practices are important and flossing with caution is recommended when wearing veneers. Though veneers are strong and more resistant to stain than your normal teeth, it is a good idea to cut down on drinks and food that damage teeth, including coffee, wine and sweet snacks.

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