At Norwood Dental Centre, we offer porcelain veneers as a cosmetic option to correct discoloured, chipped, misaligned or spaced teeth.
A veneer is a dental restoration made from very fine slivers of porcelain. Your dentist will bond the custom-made, tooth-shaped restoration to the front of your natural tooth to help improve the colour and evenness of your teeth.
To prepare your teeth, your dentist will take away a small amount of your natural tooth enamel to account for the thickness of the veneer. Next, they will take an impression of your teeth which will be used to create your custom veneers.
Once the veneers have been made, your dentist will bond them right to your natural teeth. Made to imitate the translucency of your tooth enamel, they will look and feel just like your own natural teeth.
Veneers can help to restore and change the shape of teeth that are too big, too small, or that have too much spacing.
They may be a less invasive option to dental crowns, and are often used to treat a number of issues such as misaligned, broken or discoloured teeth.
You must care for porcelain veneers much as you care for your natural teeth. By practicing good oral hygiene at home and attending regular checkups and exams at your dental office, veneers can last for many years.