Do your teeth’s imperfections make you feel self-conscious in public, when meeting new people, at work, or in romantic scenarios? As the penultimate cosmetic dental restoration, second to dental implants, porcelain veneers can create a dramatic smile transformation and reinvigorate your confidence.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, handmade ceramic shells designed to fit directly over the front surface of anterior teeth. Unlike a dental crown, a veneer does not cover the entire crown of a tooth, so veneers appear less bulky and more natural. Veneers can correct a multitude of tooth imperfections, including but not limited to odd spacing, chips, discolouration and stains, and malformed or misshapen appearance. Because of their ability to address many issues, porcelain veneers have been called the instant smile makeover procedure. Veneers may not be the optimum solution for every patient, however, and our team will ensure that you are presented with a treatment plan that is best suited to you.
What Can I Expect from Treatment?
To begin the procedure, you will visit us for a planning appointment. Dr. Murray-Curtis will discuss your concerns and expectations. The dentist will examine your mouth and may also take X-rays and impressions of your teeth. After studying all of this information, Dr. Murray-Curtis will develop a treatment plan that will meet your goals, fit within your budget, and accommodate your preferred treatment timeframe. He’ll present the treatment plan and answer all of your questions.
When you accept treatment, you’ll schedule a clinical appointment. During this visit, Dr. Murray-Curtis will prepare your teeth for veneers and make new impressions. A master ceramicist will hand craft your veneers according to the dentist’s specifications. At the next visit, Dr. Murray-Curtis will permanently secure the veneers to your teeth. You’ll leave the clinic with a beautiful, brilliant smile and newfound self-esteem!
What are the Benefits of Dental Veneers?
- Straighter teeth, without braces
- More evenly spaced teeth, without braces
- Bright, natural looking finish, permanent whitening
- Correction of chips or shape imperfections, without crowns or bonding
- Easy daily dental care at home, no special requirements
- Long-lasting restorations
What Do Dental Veneers Cost?
The cost of dental veneers varies according to each patient’s circumstances. The number of veneers and type of porcelain used in fabricating them will impact cost. You may also need preliminary dental treatment, like periodontal therapy or restorative dental work. All cosmetic dentistry, including veneers, should only be performed on a healthy mouth. After Dr. Murray-Curtis examines your mouth and determines your best treatment plan, we will provide you with pricing. While veneers may require a greater initial investment than other cosmetic treatments, they replace many procedures, which ultimately reduces your time and financial investment long-term.
Will I Make a Good Candidate for Veneers?
Your smile imperfections may be addressed with a single, conservative treatment, like tooth whitening or tooth reshaping. However, if you need multiple aesthetic treatments or want to avoid wearing orthodontic braces, veneers may present the best solution. Because veneers are handmade, and a variety of porcelains may be used, most patients are ideal candidates.