Ceramic Veneers Near You
Veneers are thin pieces of a durable ceramic material that are custom-made to fit your tooth. The material is translucent which creates a natural look, similar to your other teeth.
Ceramic veneers are recommended for several reasons, including:
- To repair a chipped or broken tooth.
- To enhance the aesthetic (look) of a tooth that is misshapen or discoloured.
- To increase the size of a small tooth or reduce the size of a large tooth.
- To close the gaps between front teeth.
A ceramic veneer procedure involves two visits to the dentist. Your first visit involves a digital scan that will be used in the fabrication of your custom-made veneer. In some cases, molds (or impressions) will be used to provide this information. While the tooth is numb the dentist will remove any weakened areas of the teeth. The tooth is carefully prepared to fit the custom-made ceramic veneer. Once this is complete a temporary veneer will be placed which allows you to chew and function gently in the area. A dental laboratory receives the scan, or impressions, and proceeds with the fabrication of the ceramic veneer.
At the second appointment, which occurs approximately 10 days later, the temporary veneer is gently removed, the tooth is cleaned, and the new veneer is placed. The dentist will carefully inspect the area to ensure the spacing and the fit are accurate. Instructions will be given on how to take care of your new custom-made veneer.
To learn more about ceramic veneers, contact us at Essential Dentistry in Okotoks AB, T1S 1A6