Dental Veneers and Conservative Dentistry


Advances in dentistry have enabled millions of people to enhance their appearance through cosmetic dentistry. Dental implantation, crown and bridge work, and dental veneering are some of the common techniques used to achieve a winning smile.

Dental veneers are specially made coverings that are glued to the front surface of teeth to cover flaws and imperfections. The materials most commonly used to produce dental veneers are porcelain and composite resin. To apply composite veneer layers of plastic material are coated onto the surface of the tooth until the desired colour, shape, size and texture are achieved. Application and setting of composite veneer generally takes only one visit to the dentist. Porcelain veneers are made in dental laboratories and require two visits, with attachment of the porcelain veneer shell being completed on the second visit.

Unlike tooth replacement solutions such as dental implants and crown and bridge work, tooth veneering is a conservative dental procedure aimed at restoring the appearance of existing front teeth. Dental veneers may be used to change the colour and shape of teeth, cover chips and other flaws and imperfections, and correct uneven spacing or misalignment.

If you’d like to discuss whether dental veneers can restore your smile, call us today to make an appointment.

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