Veneers are extra-thin covers bonded to the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. We’re happy to offer porcelain veneers in our Lethbridge dental office.
Porcelain veneers can be made to match your natural teeth color. They’re also stain-resistant and highly durable. Your porcelain veneers can last for years with proper care and regular dental checkups.
When Are Porcelain Veneers Used?
We may recommend dental veneers if:
You have a chipped or cracked tooth.
You want to mask stains on your teeth.
Your teeth appear uneven.
You want to close gaps between your teeth.
Your teeth are in good condition - no signs of cavities or gum disease, and your enamel is intact.
On the other hand, we may recommend an alternative treatment if:
There’s tooth decay which needs to be addressed first.
We design your smile according to your aesthetic goals and requirements. The procedure is irreversible since a portion of your enamel is removed so you need to be committed once you decide to proceed. To help you, we simulate the look of your teeth with veneers.
Getting porcelain veneers usually takes two dental visits within a month to complete. First, we remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth for the veneers to fit in. Then we take impressions of your teeth. We also attach temporary veneers to protect the prepared teeth until your final veneers are ready.
Once we receive your final veneers, we’ll contact you to come in for your second visit. We’ll see how your new veneers look and fit. Once you’re happy with them, we bond them into place.
Things to Know About Porcelain Dental Veneers
While porcelain veneers can resist stains, stains or cavities can still build up under them.
Your veneers need to be replaced once stains or cavities form under them.
Dental veneers need to be cleaned, brushed, and flossed daily.
Veneers can chip when biting into hard objects.
Once veneers are placed, you can’t revert to your natural tooth.
Since they’re a cosmetic treatment, veneers might not be covered by your dental insurance. We can verify this on your behalf.
Veneers aren't for everyone. We need to see whether it’s the right treatment for you, depending on the condition of your teeth and your cosmetic goals.
Getting Porcelain Veneers in Lethbridge
Interested in porcelain veneers? Book an initial consultation with our General Dentist, Dr. Lachman to learn more about dental veneers. Call us today at (403) 382-2273.