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We are proud to provide our patients in Spruce Grove Alberta and the neighbouring Stony Plain and Parkland County areas with one of the most successful solutions in dentistry. Veneers have not only changed smiles, but also transformed the lives of countless people who are unhappy with their chipped, broken, crooked, or discoloured teeth, or gaps in their smiles.
Veneers refer to ultra-thin shells of ceramic (usually porcelain) or some other composite resin-based material that are bonded to the front surface of damaged teeth to give them a natural look while adding to their strength and resilience. Many of our patients prefer porcelain veneers for slight position alterations, as well as to change the size, shape, and colour of one or more teeth.
Besides porcelain, veneers can be made from other types of ceramic, including:
Porcelain veneers comprise multiple thin ceramic layers that replace your original tooth enamel. This means that a small amount of your natural tooth enamel must be removed in order to create room to apply the veneer. Only a fraction of a millimetre of tooth enamel is removed.
The bond between your natural tooth and the veneer is vital, not only because of aesthetic reasons, but also to ensure proper veneer function. During the procedure, light-sensitive resin material is placed between the etched natural tooth and the sheet of veneer, after which a special light is used to harden it.
Generally, veneers are a very successful tooth restoration option for cases where the natural teeth have developed poor shape, colour, and contours. It is also a good option for gaps between teeth, fractured teeth, and minor bite-related issues. A porcelain veneer may also be a great alternative for people who’re dissatisfied with the results of bleaching or tooth whitening.
The cost of applying veneers varies, but one thing to consider is whether you want the procedure completed in the traditional 2 to 3 sessions, or in a single appointment with “no prep” or “low prep” options.
Minimal preparation veneers or “no-prep” veneers are so called because the veneers are fixed to the front surface of damaged teeth after very minimal etching. Not all patients are good candidates for this, although they are less time consuming and more comfortable porcelain veneer procedure, so you should first discuss your case with your dentist to determine if it is right for you.
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