Porcelain dental veneers are a beautiful way to correct stained, chipped, or crooked teeth. By placing glass-like ceramic porcelain on the surface of teeth, dentists can provide patients with bright, straight, and natural looking smiles.
The glass-like ceramic that forms porcelain veneers closely resembles natural tooth enamel. This is because, much like real tooth enamel, porcelain veneers are translucent. When light strikes a natural tooth's surface, it is not immediately reflected off. Instead, it penetrates the tooth enamel and reflects off the opaque tooth dentin that lies just beneath. This translucent effect is what gives teeth their luster. By replicating this, porcelain dental veneers provide patients with bright, natural-looking smiles.
Porcelain dental veneers can also cover and repair cracked and chipped teeth. Because porcelain veneers are custom-made and fitted to your teeth, you can customize and improve much more than just the colour of your teeth.
If it is decided that veneers are the solution for your smile, a mold will be taken of your teeth and sent to a dental lab. Custom veneers will be created to fit your smile perfectly. On your follow-up visit, our Mississauga dentist will etch the teeth that will be covered in order to create a surface for the veneer to adhere to. The veneers will then be placed on your teeth, cosmetically correcting the imperfections that you wanted to correct and improving your smile for years to come.
Call our Mississauga dental office today to learn more about porcelain veneers or to schedule your smile consultation.