Modern cosmetic dentistry provides more options to correct aesthetic imperfections than ever before. Today’s materials and techniques result in natural-looking smiles that match both facial features and shape.
One of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry treatments available is porcelain veneers.
What are veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent shell-like restorations that look like the front of a tooth. Porcelain is a durable material that closely mimics teeth enamel.
Preparing teeth for veneers creates space for the veneer so that they never look bulky or out of place. Veneers bond directly to your natural tooth, covering the front of the tooth and addressing any of the following cosmetic concerns:
- Lengthening worn teeth
- Covering discolouration
- Creating uniformity
- Closing gaps or uneven spacing
- Correcting minor misalignment
Veneers are a lifelong decision. Choosing a dentist with experience in cosmetics and how the teeth come together is important. Dr Brendan Quill is experienced in cosmetic dentistry and passionate about helping patients achieve smiles that make them feel great about the way they look.
What to expect during the veneer procedure
Much of veneer treatment is in the planning process.
- How does your ideal smile look?
- Do you want to correct one tooth or would you prefer a full smile makeover?
Because we want to give our patients the best results, Dr Quill will then rule out any underlying conditions that may impact your cosmetic dentistry. Periodontal disease, decay or even a misaligned bite may require treatment first.
For an overall brighter result, you may choose to whiten your teeth before we begin with our Zoom! Whitening System.
A cosmetic dentistry consultation will help us get you the answers you need before making a decision.
Dr Quill will work with you to design a smile that you feel proud of. He also wants to ensure that your smile is comfortable and functional so that you can eat, speak, and chew comfortably.
He will then design the size, shape, and colour of your veneers based on the decisions we made together and send the information to our trusted dental lab. In the meantime, he will protect your teeth with temporaries.
Once your permanent veneers arrive, Dr Quill will bond them to your teeth and check your bite.
Caring for porcelain veneers
Now that you have invested in your smile taking care of your veneers is important. Fortunately, it’s pretty simple to make sure you get the most out of your cosmetic dentistry.
- Brush and floss using proper form
- Do not bite into anything excessively hard (ice, hard candy etc.)
- Arrange regular professional dental cleanings
- Maintain routine dental exams
For patients who grind their teeth, wearing a nightguard can add years onto the life of natural teeth and dentistry.
We welcome you to contact our clinic
Even if you are still exploring your options, we invite you to contact Dentist in the Park to arrange a consultation with Dr Brendan Quill. He will discuss all available treatment options, along with their benefits so you can have the beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted.