Do you catch yourself not smiling because of dental issues on your front teeth? Perhaps you feel uncomfortable in situations like a job interview and smile less than you would like to? Porcelain veneers have become one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, and for good reason. If you have a number of relatively small dental defects in your smile, porcelain veneers can be a quick and effective way to correct them all at once. They are tools to perfect your smile, making it as close to nature as possible.
A dental veneer is a thin cover bonded to the front of a tooth to permanently improve its shape and colour. Porcelain is a dental ceramic material that looks amazingly like tooth enamel. There are many companies that offer porcelain veneers but Dr. Chapnick has found that Empress veneers give the best results. About 90% of his veneer patients have Empress porcelain veneers, and are very pleased and satisfied with their new smile. You can see some of the results in our Before and After gallery.
The other ten percent of Dr. Chapnick’s veneer patients choose to have Lumineers, which are even thinner than Empress veneers. They require removal of little or no tooth enamel to make space for them and they are marketed as “no-prep veneers’. Dr. Chapnick is impressed with the high quality of the Emax porcelain and uses it for other restorations as well, including dental crowns and white fillings.
Problems Corrected by Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are placed most commonly on the front teeth – the teeth that are visible when you smile. Of the common cosmetic dental problems that people bring to our office, porcelain veneers can correct a large proportion, such as:
When Dr. Adam Chapnick designs and places your porcelain veneers, all defects will be covered by smooth, even, natural-looking tooth surfaces that are part of the teeth they cover. He along with his skilled team, will match the shade of dental porcelain he uses to the shade of your natural tooth enamel. If you would like to whiten your teeth, you should do that before having veneers done so that Dr. Chapnick can match the veneers to your new bright colour.
Another cosmetic dentistry procedure that can correct similar smile problems is dental bonding. In this procedure, Dr. Chapnick shapes a soft, tooth-coloured material to change tooth contours and sizes or fill small gaps, and hardens it with a curing light. You can learn more about our porcelain veneer options and ask us questions about porcelain veneers by contacting us.
When Teeth need Excellent Straightening
If you have crowded teeth that cannot be corrected with porcelain veneers, Dr. Chapnick will recommend Invisalign® invisible braces. Invisalign® is a way of realigning teeth uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-made to fit over your teeth and gently nudge them into proper positions. If you have any questions about Invisalign® visit our questions about Invisalign® page.
Sometimes Dr. Chapnick will refer a person for more comprehensive orthodontic work if that is necessary. Those sorts of decisions can be made after you have had a personal consultation with Dr. Chapnick. If you would like to know more about porcelain veneers and how they might be used to improve your smile, please contact our dental office today. We serve Barrie and Toronto, and we hope to work with you soon.
Get a more beautiful, whiter and cleaner smile today with the application of porcelain veneers. The Molson Park Dental Office has assisted hundreds of patients remodel their teeth through the non-invasive use of veneers. If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers for your teeth, we would be happy to provide you more information in a consultation outlining the options for your specific arrangement of teeth.
Veneers use a thin coating of porcelain that is then bonded to the top of your teeth to create a brighter, more attractive smile. This type of procedure is typically sought out by patients who need their teeth repaired due to general damage, staining, chipping, cracking, or to resolve gapped spaces between the teeth. A porcelain veneer procedure will be able to resolve these issues, correcting colour, repairing the physical arrangement of teeth, and ultimately providing you with one of the most effective restorative dentistry procedures.
If you choose to get porcelain veneers, we always recommend to check with your insurance company to know whether they are covered on your existing plan. From there, we will guide you through a multi-step process beginning with getting an impression of your teeth and then trimming down the enamel by less than a millimetre, preparing them for the installation of your porcelain veneers.
A patient’s impression is sent off to a dentistry laboratory in order to get porcelain veneers made specifically for that patient’s mouth. When they are applied, veneers are settled into place, re-designed, and molded to ensure that they fit the mouth of the patient to its most precise detail. We generally like to schedule a follow-up approximately one to two weeks after the procedure has been completed in order to check a patient’s bite, evaluate their fitting, and answer any further inquiries.
Contact the Molson Park Dental Office team today to schedule an appointment and consultation regarding the placement of porcelain veneers.