Would you like to improve the straightness and appearance of your teeth without orthodontic treatment?
Teeth endure a daily battle with friction, pressure, temperature changes and grinding; and through it all teeth often can remain resilient. However, when disease or infection occurs this resilience wears down and your teeth can start to decay. As we age we experience more and more wear and tear on our teeth, which is why it is important to seek professional care when concerned about your hygiene. Dental concerns such as these include:
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Tooth migration
- Misshaped/misaligned teeth
While orthodontic, restorative and teeth whitening treatments can help improve these symptoms, more often than not our patients wish to correct there smile quickly and cost effectively. At Duncraig Dental Care we strive to offer our patients options that work to address their dental needs whilst meeting their unique time constraints and budget requirements. That is why we offer porcelain veneers – the aesthetic restorative treatment for minor imperfections in your front teeth.
What are porcelain veneers?
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is custom-made to match the aesthetics of your smile. This thin shell of porcelain slips easily over the front of your tooth to hide imperfections such as crooked, chipped, discoloured or misshapen teeth. The teeth in the smile zone (canines, lateral and central incisors) are perfect candidates for porcelain veneers because unlike crowns, bridges and other restorative treatments, porcelain veneers improve the appearance of the front of your teeth.
What to expect when you get porcelain veneers…
On your first visit to get your porcelain veneers we will do a full mouth assessment to determine the best method and treatment for you. We will take preliminary x-rays to get a better understanding of your mouth before undergoing surgery. We will also take a mould of your mouth to give to the lab to ensure your new veneers are specific to your teeth and your mouth. During your surgical visit at Duncraig Dental Care we will first prepare your tooth or teeth by cleaning them thoroughly and then roughening the tooth surface to improve the adhesion of the veneer. The veneer is attached to the tooth with special dental cement, and then ultraviolet light is used to harden it quickly. We will then schedule a follow up visit to discuss your new smile and ensure everything fits properly and feel comfortable.