Are you self-conscious about your smile? Are you afraid to smile because you hate the way your teeth looks like when you open your mouth? Smiling not only makes us happy but it also has a positive effect on our overall body health. Several studies have revealed a correlation between smiling and the overall health. So how do you get your smile back? Give yourself a smile makeover from your downtown Vancouver dentist and love your smile again! Porcelain veneers are a very popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that can rapidly enhance your smile and help you get back your self-confidence!
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-coloured layers of porcelain that cover the front of the teeth to enhance the appearance and protect the teeth. Porcelain veneers are a great way how to achieve a beautiful smile without removing a lot of tooth structure.
The two most common materials used in dental veneers are:
- composite resin
Both veneers are fabricated by a technician in a dental laboratory to perfectly fit your teeth. Porcelain veneers are more durable and offer a long term solution.They can usually last up to 10 years. Also, porcelain veneers require less maintenance and are more aesthetically appealing.
How are Porcelain Veneers Applied?
Porcelain veneers usually require 2-3 visits of your local downtown Vancouver dentist. The first visit is a consultation with the dentist to determine the desired look. During the second visit the dentist will remove a small portion of the tooth enamel to make room for the veneer and will take impressions of the teeth. The impressions are then sent to a dental laboratory where custom designed and hand fabricated veneers are made for you. During the third visit your dentist will bond veneers onto your teeth using resin cement.
Cleaning your Veneers
You should clean your veneers as your regular teeth. Brush them at least twice a day and floss at least once. With maintaining good oral hygiene a regular visits to your dentist for check-ups and cleanings your porcelain veneers can last up to 10 years before they need a replacement. Book your free consultation with your Vancouver veneers specialist today!