St. Lawrence Dentistry has a long history of placing beautiful cosmetic porcelain veneers. These can be genuinely transformative from an esthetic standpoint. Many patients have returned to our office to share that they feel the positive impact their dental veneers have made on their life is substantial.
Technically speaking, porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. Porcelain veneers should look like healthy teeth. When bonded to teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Patients get porcelain veneers for different reasons. Sometimes it can be due to chipping of the teeth or mal-position. In other cases, a patient may find their teeth do not have the same youthful look at the once did. Correctly done porcelain work can take teeth with a worn-out look and rejuvenate them back to their original state. If you feel your teeth do not look as brilliant as they once did, it is possible to recapture the lustrous, shining, and vibrant look to teeth again with porcelain veneers. At the same time, the reinvigorated esthetics will be balanced to match your features to make them look natural. No one should be able to tell you to have porcelain veneers. It will look like your innately blessed with an esthetic smile.
The key to porcelain veneer placement is the prerequisite technical skill, proper planning, and an eye for cosmetic detail. The first step in the veneer process is to have a consultation at St. Lawrence Dentistry. At this time, you can let Dr. Hawryluk know what your goals and expectations are for your esthetic rejuvenation. Dr. Hawryluk may take photos and study models. At a subsequent planning visit, the dentist will review the treatment plan, and if warranted, a wax mock-up of the look of the planned veneers will be presented. Your veneer preparation appointment booked once the dentist has answered all your questions.
The appointment to prepare the veneers is a relatively painless procedure. The dentist will do the shaping and take a dental impression. Temporary veneers are placed and remain for about 10-14 days. During the veneer insertion appointment, your porcelain veneers are first tried in and evaluated. If you would like your family or a friend to give their opinion on the porcelain esthetics, we encourage you to bring them to the appointment. Our certified laboratory technician will work on the esthetics until everyone agrees the veneers are the ideal for you. After everyone agrees, the esthetics are optimized, the veneers will be cemented firmly in place. Now you can enjoy your new beautiful natural-looking porcelain veneers!
Below are actual examples of porcelain veneers done by Dr. Mo Taheri.
If you live in the Mississauga and are interested in learning more about cosmetic porcelain veneers please contact our office.