Did you miss the braces boat as a teenager? Looking to up your smile but can't commit to a year of Invisalign? Have stubborn staining or discolouration that makes you smile shy?
We have the solution for you.
We all want our teeth to sparkle when we smile, and sometimes minor chips, stains, or gaps can really take away from the gleaming Hollywood aesthetic that is quickly becoming the modern standard. With veneers, you can rid yourself of pesky imperfections and get the smile of your dreams, boosting your self-confidence for a lifetime.
But first, the basics: what are veneers?
In short, dental veneers improve the appearance of your teeth, giving you a brighter, more even smile.
Dental veneers are thin, custom, tooth-coloured shells made from porcelain we permanently bond to the front of the teeth to improve their appearance and correct any cosmetic concerns.
With dental veneers, you can say goodbye to
- Discolouration or stained teeth that cannot be fixed through whitening
- Gaps or uneven spaces
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Misshapen, pointed, or crooked teeth
- Smaller-than-average teeth
Veneers can last for more than a decade, making them a fantastic semi-permanent investment to give you a bright, esthetically pleasing smile sure to impress. And, unlike Invisalign or braces, veneers are a quick solution that can fix more than just alignment ensuring you have straight and brilliantly white teeth fast.
And even better, your smile will be unique to you. Veneers are custom made and allow flexibility for us to work together and create a natural appearance tailored to your teeth and mouth. It's not one size fits all! Your smile should be your signature, and that starts with a custom fit.
Some individuals may only get one veneer, in the case of a broken or chipped tooth. However, more often, we give individuals between six to eight in order to create a symmetrical look that will make you want to smile all day, every day.
How much do veneers cost?
The cost of veneers will vary case by case. Call us to book a consultation at Roseborough Dental. Beautiful teeth are a phone call away, and we're more than happy to help you on your journey to confidence in your smile.
How do they differ from crowns?
Veneers are not the same as crowns or implants. We place veneers on the front surface of your teeth, while crowns encapsulate the entire tooth, and implants replace the whole tooth.
Generally speaking, veneers are not as invasive as crowns, as the preparation leaves more of the original tooth intact.
Speaking of, how do you get veneers?
Before getting veneers, we'll schedule a preliminary appointment to discuss which options are right for you and determine whether you're a good candidate for veneers based on your teeth health (we want to avoid any tooth decay, gum disease or the need for root canals, which may impact your candidacy).
Once you're set to go, we'll gently trim your tooth at your next appointment before taking an impression to create the veneers. Don't worry. We know this sounds daunting, but it's important to take away that tiny amount of enamel to make sure your veneers look natural when placed on top of your teeth.
Once your veneers are back, we can schedule an appointment to have them placed using dental cement to bond the veneer to the tooth. Ultraviolet light hardens this cement quickly, meaning your new smile is ready to be shown off immediately.
Also, unlike other dental procedures, the recovery for veneers takes nearly no time.
How to take care of your veneers?
Thankfully, unlike other dental procedures, the recovery process with veneers is fast, meaning you can get back to your regular life and start showing off that smile as soon as possible.
Traditional veneers tend to last between 10-15 years; however, there are certain things you can do to extend their longevity and keep them looking beautiful as long as possible.
- Stressed out at the office? Get a stress ball; don't chew on your pen. Chewing on hard objects will wear away at your veneers
- Never use your teeth to open packages.
- Try not to chew with your front teeth, and focus mainly on using the back
- If you're someone who keeps their partner up grinding or clenching your teeth, you may need a splint of retainers to protect your veneers (and your partner's sanity)
- When playing a sport, wear a mouthguard
The bottom line: with dental veneers, you'll never again have to hide your smile. If you're unhappy with your appearance or feel your smile needs an upgrade fast, connect with us to chat about veneers and the options available to you.
A life-changing smile may only be a few appointments away. Book your consultation today and start the process to total confidence.