Veneers are a popular dental cosmetic treatment used to address various issues such as tooth discoloration, wear, chips, and misalignment. They offer an effective solution for enhancing the appearance of your teeth and smile.
Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or resin, typically measuring less than 1.5mm in thickness. The process of getting veneers involves several steps. First, Dr. Nasrin Saba at Bank Street Dentistry in Ottawa will prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel. Then, an impression of the prepared tooth is taken, and if necessary, a temporary filling may be placed. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory where the custom veneers are crafted to match your specific needs.
Once the veneers are ready, they are cemented onto the prepared teeth. While veneers may be more costly and time-consuming than dental bonding, they are a more conservative option compared to crowns, as they require less removal of natural tooth structure.
Veneers are known for their resistance to staining, making them a popular choice for individuals looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. They are strong and durable, with a lifespan of ten to fifteen years. Additionally, veneers come in various shades, allowing you to brighten dark teeth without worrying about them changing color over time.
If you have gaps in your teeth, stained teeth, or issues with the shape and alignment of your teeth, veneers can provide a solution to correct these imperfections and give you a beautiful smile.
Veneers are custom-made shells that are designed to match the color and shape of your teeth. They are usually created by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, using a model provided by Dr. Nasrin Saba at Bank Street Dentistry in Ottawa. It's important to note that getting veneers is typically an irreversible process, as it requires the removal of a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shells.
After getting veneers, Dr. Nasrin Saba may recommend certain precautions, such as avoiding foods and beverages that can stain or discolor your veneers, like coffee, tea, or red wine. While veneers are durable, there is a slight risk of chipping or fracturing, but the benefits often outweigh these considerations for many patients.
If you have any questions or are considering veneers to enhance your smile, don't hesitate to ask Dr. Nasrin Saba at Bank Street Dentistry in Ottawa for more information.