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In existence for over 30 years, dental veneers are still not commonly understood or utilized by many dental patients in Coquitlam.
While most people have heard of whitening teeth with bleach treatments, they are not aware that they are being exposed to the bleaching alternative almost daily. In fact, dental veneers are worn by actors, models and professionals and play a huge roll in the cosmetic dentistry industry.
|“Dental veneers do more than just make your smile look beautiful, they can also help fix for biting problems, help fill in gaps between teeth, or straighten overlapping teeth.”|
Dental veneers are similar to acrylic fingernails, where a replacement is shaped and placed on the natural nail. Veneers are made of a thin layer of custom-made porcelain or composite material, which are then placed over the natural tooth.
However, unlike an acrylic nail, veneers are incredibly tough. Patients with dental veneers are still able to bite into carrots, eat fudge, or enjoy anything else they would normally. Dental veneers are completely sealed against the natural tooth, lasting for several years without regular maintenance.
While professional teeth whitening may have a few limitations, veneers are used to solve a variety of oral health issues. Bleaching is typically used only to lighten teeth, without the ability to change the position, size or shape of teeth.
Dental veneers do more than just make your smile look beautiful, they can also help fix for biting problems, help fill in gaps between teeth, or straighten overlapping teeth.
Dental veneers also allow you to keep much of your natural tooth, which is always ideal. Veneers are custom-made to cover just the front and biting surface of your teeth, which leaves the back area untouched.
Don’t forget, if you are interested in any cosmetic dentistry solutions from Greenline Dental, it is incredibly important to maintain proper oral health.
For more information on dental veneers, or to book an appointment at our Coquitlam dental clinic, contact us today!
Very simply put, porcelain veneers are a layer of tooth-colored material that we attach to the tooth in order to cover it completely. We offer you dental veneer treatment for a variety of dental problems. These include chipped or crooked teeth as well as discolored and stained teeth. Porcelain dental veneers are also used to cover visible spaces in between two teeth in order to improve a smile. We also offer this treatment to people who wish to improve their appearance by whitening their teeth, as veneers can be viewed as “long-term whitening”.
Porcelain veneers look extremely natural and it is very difficult to distinguish them from real teeth. The additional advantage of these veneers is that they are extremely durable and resilient.
At Greenline Dental, we offer three types of dental veneers.
The most common type is made of porcelain. Also known as dental porcelain laminates, which are made of pure porcelain. They are reasonably durable, being able to last for at least 15 years if you look after them well. These laminates are a top choice by most people because they are extremely stain resistant. Porcelain laminates are wafer thin, but gain their strength once bonded to the tooth. Porcelain has the ability to reflect light in the same manner as teeth. This means that your porcelain laminates will look just like real teeth and people will just assume that you have an unusually well maintained and even looking set of teeth.
We also offer resin composite veneers. These are made out of a tooth-colored filling material that is placed on top of your tooth in order to cover it completely. Composites have two very important additional advantages. One is that they can be placed on your teeth in one sitting only and the other is that these veneers can be repaired easily. There is no difficult manufacturing process involved. In fact, we will fix it in your mouth directly and in one sitting only, thereby making the entire process very trouble free.
Lumineers are a third alternative that we may suggest for cosmetic enhancement of the front teeth (such as whitening or tooth lengthening). Lumineers are extremely thin and can be fixed to your tooth without it having to be reshaped. This means that you do not need to lose any of your natural tooth structure.
Contact our office to find out how we can be of assistance to you. We will be glad to answer all your queries regarding veneers and other treatments.