Porcelain Veneers Near You
If you are unhappy with your smile due to chipped, stained, or uneven teeth, our team at Belle Rive Dental Clinic wants to help you find a solution. We offer porcelain veneers in Edmonton as a way to help patients mask minor cosmetic imperfections in their smiles and boost their confidence.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are cemented to the fronts of your teeth. They are customized by our dentist near you to match the color of your natural teeth and blend in perfectly with your smile. Porcelain veneers offer two key benefits: protection and aesthetic improvement. Not only do veneers protect a tooth’s surface from damage, but they help improve your smile’s overall appearance and function.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
The process for having porcelain veneers made and placed at Belle Rive Dental Clinic is quick and easy. Before anything else, it is important to speak to your dentist in Edmonton about your interest in veneers, as veneer placement is an elective treatment.
The process for getting veneers is as follows:
- Initial examination- at your first appointment, our dentist will examine your smile to determine where veneers are needed and send impressions to a dental lab where your custom veneers will be made. The process of creating your veneers usually takes about two weeks.
- No prep veneers- our dentist can place your veneers in one appointment. The session will begin with our dentist preparing your teeth by removing a very small amount of tooth enamel to ensure that there is enough space for the veneers. The teeth will then be thoroughly cleaned and polished before being etched so that the veneers bond securely to the teeth.
- Placement- before administering the bonding material that will cement the veneers in place, our dentist will test the placement of the veneers to ensure that they fit perfectly. They may need to adjust the veneers, but this won’t take very long. Once our dentist has determined the right placement, they will permanently attach the veneers to your teeth.
- Final steps- once the veneers are bonded to your teeth, our dentist will eliminate any extra cement from your teeth and ensure that the veneers fit properly with your bite. They may schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure that your veneers are still working properly.
After they are placed, you can expect your veneers to last for up to a decade with the correct care and for your smile to be improved instantly.
How to Care for Your Veneers
Porcelain veneers are very durable and stain-resistant, which makes them a very popular cosmetic dentistry choice. They don’t require much extra care, but you should ensure that you continue to maintain an excellent oral hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing daily and visiting our team at Belle Rive Dental Clinic at least once every six months for a professional dental cleaning.