Veneers in Edmonton
Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin which are bonded to the surface of a tooth. Veneers improve the look of teeth by changing the colour, shape, and spacing, providing a more beautiful smile. Veneers are an alternative to dental crowns, and provide a good option to close gaps between teeth and concealing discoloured teeth.
Composite veneers are affixed by placing a mild chemical to the surface of existing teeth to allow the composite resin to form a strong bond with enamel. The colour of the composite resin blends with the teeth, and the resin is layered to ensure that the colours match. Once the final layer of composite resin has hardened, the surface is shaped and polished, resulting in a smooth feel and natural appearance.
Porcelain veneers are placed by removing a thin layer of enamel from the teeth to create space for the veneers, and then a mold of your teeth is fabricated. The mold is then used to create the veneers. The veneers are affixed by placing a mild chemical to the surface of existing teeth, which allows for a strong bond with the porcelain veneers as they are bonded individually using composite resin cement.
While veneers are a viable cosmetic treatment for many patients, not everyone is a candidate to receive them. If a tooth is significantly decayed or missing, or has not enough enamel, veneers are not a practical solution. People that grind and clench their teeth are also not good candidates, as they could break and chip the veneers.