The Benefits of Veneers
Your London, ON, dentist knows patients want to have better-looking smiles, but don't want to break the bank doing it. For that reason, doctors suggest dental veneers.
Veneers are made of thin porcelain and used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged. They fix a variety of issues, such as stained or discolored teeth, usually a result of:
- drinking coffee or tea
- chewing tobacco
- tetracycline-containing medicine
- poor hygiene
Veneers also fix mishappened teeth, like crooked, overcrowded, and irregularly shaped teeth.
When you come into the London office, your doctor will:
- Examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If they decide you are a good candidate, they'll deal with any underlying issues, like cavities.
- Then your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you.
- Your dentist will remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth and cement the veneers, which is an irreversible process. The purpose is that you don't feel like your teeth are protruding. Your teeth will feel smooth and aligned with the rest of your teeth.
Other advantages of veneers, besides them concealing the faults mentioned above, is that veneers last longer than dental bondings. Veneers are highly resistant and have color stability. This means they're more resistant to staining. You'll soon be able to sip your tea or coffee without any worries.
In order to take proper care of your veneers, you need to brush twice a day and floss, at least once before bed.
For more information on veneers, contact your dentist in London, ON, by calling (519) 455-2551. The dentists at Northland Dental Centre will be more than happy to help you with your dental needs!