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Porcelain veneers toronto
Your white and beautiful teeth serve a higher purpose than aesthetics. It defines your beautiful smile and identity and can also influence your self-esteem and confidence. If you lose your charming smile due to chips, cracks, or wear and tear, porcelain veneers can restore it. But what is porcelain veneer, how does it protect smiles, and how much do porcelain veneers cost in Toronto?
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are super-thin, custom-made shells designed to correct minor defects in tooth enamel and alignment. These tooth-shaped shells are made from porcelain and used in cosmetic dentistry in Toronto to restore authentic smiles. They can change the size of small teeth, color, shape, or length of your teeth, improving your appearance. But not all cosmetic dentists in Toronto use porcelain veneers. Some dentists use dental veneers made from resins and other tooth-colored materials. However, porcelain is durable, stain-resistant, and mimics the properties of natural teeth better than resin. You will need to discuss with your Toronto dentist the best procedure to improve your smile.
What can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
While porcelain veneers can restore authentic smiles, they are cosmetic improvements and cannot correct complex dental problems or orthodontic issues. They cover defects on your teeth like chips or cracks. You can also rely on porcelain veneers to fix discolored teeth due to root canal treatment, drugs-related stains, excessive fluoride, and fillings. This dental procedure is also recommended for misaligned, worn down, irregularly shaped, or uneven teeth. Your Toronto dentist can prescribe the best veneering process to address noticeable defects and improve your appearance.
Steps of the Porcelain Veneer Procedure
When it comes to porcelain veneers, there is no one-fits-all solution. For starters, it should mimic your tooth’s unique light-reflecting properties. The innovative Toronto Smile Design Clinic fulfill this requirement using a state-of-the-art dentistry process known as Digital Smile Design. Here are the four main steps of the Digital Smile Design procedure for porcelain veneers:
Step 1: Consultation and documentation for Smile Makeover
This first appointment allows your dentist to examine your teeth and acquire documentation, such as pictures, videos, and impressions. The information is analyzed and applied to design your new smile. You can use this appointment to inform your cosmetic dentist in Toronto what you are trying to achieve. Your insights and the results of the analysis will guide the entire Smile Design process.
Step 2: Test-Drive Your Smile
While other dentists jump straight to trimming and preparation, Toronto Smile Design Clinic goes a step further to guarantee perfection. Your dentist designs a prototype and applies it to your mouth using provisional materials. It offers you a unique opportunity to test-drive your smile to ensure you’re satisfied with the transformation before making a final decision. If you don’t like the test drive, you can walk away with no strings attached! This "test-drive experience" in the Digital Smile Design process shows the final smile transformation with a before-and-after setup. It guarantees your satisfaction before you start the veneering process.
Step 3: Preparation for Your Smile
Your veneers should look as natural as possible to restore your smile. However, most dentists use traditional color-matching guides, which are prone to errors. Toronto Smile Design is obsessed with perfection and relies on digital dentistry approaches to design new smiles. Your dentist uses your "Smile Design" to fabricate customized porcelain veneers to improve your smile and appearance.
Step 4: Bonding and follow-up
Another advantage of Digital Smile Design is that it lays the foundation for success from the start. Conventional dentists do additional trimming and several adjustments during bonding to ensure the veneer fits on the tooth. With Digital Smile Design, you get custom-made dental veneers with the perfect fit and shade. So, you’ll need minimal to zero adjustments during bonding. Your dentist will clean and polish the tooth before cementing the porcelain veneer on the surface. You’ll need to make one final follow-up visit after a few weeks for your dentist to check the placement and your gums.
Digital Smile Design offers you tons of benefits and guarantees satisfaction with your new smile. This state-of-the-art digital dentistry procedure sets Toronto Smile Design apart from other clinics.
Porcelain Veneer Aftercare
To protect your smile, maintain proper resin veneers aftercare. You should avoid stain-causing foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, and red wine if you have resin veneers. In porcelain veneers, there is no food restrictions because they are stain-resistant.
Frequently asked questions about Porcelain Veneers:
How much do veneers cost Toronto?
On average, porcelain veneer in Toronto ranges from $1200 to $1500 + Lab Fees per tooth. But you cannot put a price on your charming smile, right? High-quality dental veneers delivered by the Digital Smile Design procedure last more than 10 years. You can increase its lifespan to 15 or 20 years by maintaining oral hygiene and proper aftercare.
Do veneers yellow over time?
It is harder to stain veneers than natural teeth. But this doesn't mean they can't yellow over time. You should maintain impeccable oral hygiene for long-lasting dental veneers.
Can I eat an apple with veneers?
Yes, you can eat apples with veneers. However, since they are thin shells chemically attached to your enamel tissue, it is better not to pull them out with hard food like apples. For long-lasting, minimally invasive veneers, you should be gentle, but this doesn't mean that you can't eat burgers with dental veneers. Burgers and sandwiches are considerably soft foods compared with apples. Therefore, you can eat them comfortably.
Do you have to brush veneers?
Maintaining proper veneer aftercare can help you protect your smile. All types of dental veneers require a thorough oral hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing. Be gentle and focus more on the gum line to remove all food debris and bacteria when you're brushing. Also, to keep your pearly whites brighter for years, you don't need to reduce smoking and stain-causing foods and beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine.
Before Porcelain Veneers
With Porcelain Veneer
After Porcelain Veneers
Are veneers worth the money?
They are definitely worth the money you pay. Dental veneer can help us transform and improve patients' smiles with a minimally invasive approach. They are resilient and attractive at the same time.
Can you sleep with veneers?
Sure, you can. Dental veneers act as your natural teeth. A couple of days after the insertion of dental veneers, you won't be able to distinguish the difference.
Who should not get veneers?
Patients with occlusal problems, oral hygiene problems, enamel growth issues, and malocclusion should be assessed carefully regarding dental veneer applications. Usually, they are not good candidates for dental veneer treatments.
Patient with White Stains - Before Porcelain Veneers
Patient with White Stains - After Porcelain Veneers
Which is better, braces or veneers?
They are entirely different treatment types, and that's why they serve different purposes. Braces are for aligning misaligned teeth by relocating them. Veneers correct mostly shape, size and colour discrepancies.
In many cases, we need orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign or Braces and dental veneers at the same time to treat cosmetic dentistry patients.
Do dentists or orthodontists do veneers?
Usually, orthodontists perform only orthodontic treatments such as braces and Invisalign treatments. Dentists provide veneers.
Do teeth have to be straight for veneers?
It depends on the case. In some cases, we can correct alignment issues with dental veneers. In others, we may need orthodontic treatment for aligning them. For a clear answer, you should have a consult your dentist.
What are alternatives to veneers?
Although dental veneers are the best option for smile makeovers, they cannot address all dental issues. Here are a few scenarios where you may need a dental veneer alternative:
Dental veneers are ideal for covering defects on the front surface of front teeth. However, severely misshapen teeth or large teeth gaps will require dental crowns and also, if your back tooth is chipped or cracked, a dental crown would be a better alternative.
Dental bonding can be an excellent solution if the defect requires minimal adjustments on one or two teeth. This cosmetic procedure uses composite materials to match your tooth's colour.
Porcelain and minimal-prep veneers are translucent and may not improve badly stained teeth. You may need teeth whitening. Ask your dentist for the best whitening products for removing stains on teeth.
Are veneers covered by insurance?
Unfortunately, dental insurance policies don't cover dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Do you regret getting veneers?
When a patient thinks about improving their smile, the dentist should provide a mockup to their patients to assess the outcome before treatment starts. This way, patients see and accept the outcome.
If a patient is a good candidate for dental veneer application and takes good care of them, they rarely regret the outcome.
How long will veneers last?
The lifespan of dental veneers varies depending on factors like the material and oral hygiene—the best porcelain veneers in Toronto last more than ten years. With good oral hygiene and proper aftercare, you can increase its lifespan to 15-20 years. Composite resin veneers can last 5-7 years, while removable veneers are the least durable option with a lifespan of a few months.
Can you take veneers off?
If they are not removable dental veneers, you cant take your veneers off. This is because they are glued to your teeth. However, a dentist can remove them with special instruments.
What are the bad things about veneers?
Porcelain veneers are one of the safest options to improve your smile. However, there are several risks associated with other types of dental veneers. For example, composite resins fade and stain easily, while removable veneers can create small gaps around the gumline and increase the risk of plaque and bacteria build-up. In addition, all dental veneers require enamel removal, increasing the risk of teeth sensitivity. But your cosmetic dentist will remove a thin layer to place porcelain veneers. This minimally invasive veneering procedure can reduce or eliminate the risk of teeth sensitivity.
Do veneers ruin your real teeth?
No. dental veneers don't ruin your teeth.
Dental veneers are relatively simple to adhere to the enamel tissue of the teeth structure. They don't interact with the root or nerves, so they don't interfere with the healthy tooth structure. As a result, your teeth continue to function as expected.
How much do dental veneers cost in Ontario?
On average, minimal-prep porcelain veneers cost around $1200-$1500+ Lab Fees per tooth. You can pay around $600 per tooth for composite veneers. Unfortunately, dental insurance policies don't cover dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Is it painful to get veneers?
No, getting veneers is not painful. We use a local anesthetic during the preparation and insertion of the veneers. This way, we ensure a painless treatment for our patients.
If you are too anxious about dental treatment, your Toronto Dentist can provide Sedation options to make you feel comfortable.
How much are veneers for four front teeth?
On average, minimal-prep porcelain veneers cost around $1200-$1500+ Lab Fees per tooth. Four porcelain veneers cost around $4.800-$6.000+ Lab Fees per tooth.
To enjoy all the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, choose Toronto Smile Design - Yorkville Dental. Our team has years of experience in porcelain veneers. We design new smiles with a fully digital dentistry approach. You can rely on Toronto Smile Design to restore your charming smile. To see your "Smile Design Test Drive," contact us today!
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