A dental veneer, sometimes called a porcelain veneer, is one method of improving the appearance of a patient’s smile. A veneer consists of a custom-made shell that is bonded to the front of the tooth, covering it. The shell is color-matched to the surrounding teeth, so it appears natural. The shell itself is usually made of porcelain or a resin composite. If you are considering veneers, our cosmetic dentist will help you decide which material is more appropriate for you. [pullquote]A tooth whitening system, when properly applied by a professional, can remove stains and restore the patient’s bright, white smile.[/pullquote]
Placing veneers involves removing some existing tooth enamel to prepare the surface for the veneer. Patients who do not wish to permanently alter their teeth may opt for other options to improve their smile.
Another popular cosmetic solution for improving the appearance of your smile is a tooth whitening system recommended by your dentist. Veneers are commonly used to cover stained teeth. A tooth whitening system, when properly applied by a professional, can remove stains and restore the patient’s bright, white smile.
Dental bonding is another alternative to veneers. In bonding, a resin that is color-matched to the patient’s surrounding teeth is applied to the tooth, and then hardened with a bonding light. The bonding can then be trimmed or shaped to give the tooth the best appearance. Dental bonding is an excellent option for repairing chips in teeth, changing the shape of teeth, or repairing decayed spots on teeth. Tooth-colored fillings can also be used for repairing tooth decay.
Dental implants are another option for a smile makeover. Dental implants are posts that are surgically embedded into the gum line, where they fuse with the jawbone. The post is then covered with an artificial tooth that matches the surrounding teeth. Dental implants are an excellent way to permanently replace lost or decaying teeth. They do not harm surrounding teeth, and require little extra care after they heal.
If you are interested in enhancing your smile’s appearance in the Yorkville ON area, contact Nicholas Kemp Dentistry at 416-922-1012 to find out which option is best for you.