Have you ever watched a movie or a television show and found yourself wondering “how can I get my teeth to look like that star’s teeth”? George Clooney’s handsome smile? It’s courtesy of a set of veneers! Demi Moore’s pearly whites? Veneers! It seems that the secret to a star-studded smile is a thin shell of porcelain and the expertise of an experienced dentist.
Veneers are a life-changing option for changing the appearance of teeth and boosting self- confidence. They can whiten smiles, lengthen teeth, correct crooked grins, and disguise a gap. They are an option for patients with healthy teeth and no gum disease.
What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that a dentist attaches to a patient’s natural teeth. Depending on the material, veneers can be completed in a few appointments. And patients don’t have to opt for a full mouth of veneers—they are custom made to deal with your specific dental issue.
How Do I Get Dental Veneers in North York?
After your dentist at Lawrence Park Dental determines whether you are a suitable candidate for veneers they will administer local freezing and remove a thin layer of enamel from your natural teeth to ensure a good and natural fit for the veneers. Your dentist will then make a mold of your teeth, just as they would if you were getting a crown. The mold is used to make custom veneers.
Often, the procedure requires more than one appointment. Once the custom veneers are made, your dentist will apply a mild chemical to the surface of the teeth. This makes the tooth surface rough enough to attach layers of veneer with composite resin. Once placed, a light is used to harden each layer of the composite resin. The teeth are then polished to look smooth and natural.
Are Dental Veneers Strong?
Veneers are strong and long lasting. They should be treated with care and like your natural teeth, should be brushed and flossed daily. They can be chipped if you are not careful when biting into chewy or tough foods. Your dentists in North York at Lawrence Park Dental recommend that you don’t chew your fingernails or munch on ice cubes. With regular care, they will last many years. Veneers are, however, a permanent option for tooth whitening and cosmetic improvement. Once the natural enamel of your teeth has been removed, it cannot be reversed or replaced.
Many patients find veneers a game changer. They don’t fear smiling in public and feel like they can take on the world, Hollywood-style. Give Lawrence Park Dental a call to see if you are a candidate for veneers today. We’d love to help you improve your smile! We are located just South from Hwy 401 and Yonge Street at Yonge-York Mills subway station. We are always accepting new patients and referrals of family and friends.