Patients seek out veneers for a variety of different reasons. Some want to fix discolouration in their tooth’s enamel caused by a root canal treatment or specific medications. Others may want to close in a gap between their teeth without having to resort to orthodontics. With these cases and many others, patients can restore their smile with dental veneers. In Edmonton, Bonnie Doon Dental Associates offers veneers as part of our cosmetic dentistry services.
Veneers provide many benefits, including:
A veneer is a very thin shell of porcelain bonded to the front of teeth in order to improve its look. It’s important to think carefully before getting custom veneers as the process involves altering your natural teeth permanently. Basically, when we provide veneers in Edmonton, our general dentist removes the outer edge of the enamel and replaces it with the permanent veneer.
Common Questions about Veneers
For anyone who wants to consider improving their image with porcelain veneers, we have provided frequently asked questions and answers to offer more information about these restorations. If you want to discuss your options, call your general dentist and schedule a consultation appointment.
What do porcelain veneers cost?
We can't give you an estimate on the price because each set of veneers is specifically designed for that individual patient. During your consultation appointment, the general dentist will discuss your visions, evaluate your mouth, and create a complete plan for updating your smile. At that time, we will review costs and payment options.
Can I remove the veneers at a later date?
If you choose custom veneers, the restorations are permanent because your doctor will remove a thin layer of enamel to prepare your teeth for the porcelain veneers. Little or no-prep options like Lumineers® do allow patients the flexibility of returning to their original smiles. However, Lumineers® don't work in all cases, so you will need a consultation and exam to determine the best option for your smile.
Why can't I just whiten my teeth instead?
In some cases, professional teeth whitening can brighten your smile and revive your appearance. When you have gaps, permanent stains, or chips, bleaching your teeth won't address the issues. Porcelain veneers literally cover the teeth and create a straight, attractive smile.
Does it take a long time to get veneers?
Most of the time, patients complete the whole process in four to six weeks. During this time, you will have an initial exam, take impressions for the veneers, and return for final placement.
Book a Consultation at Bonnie Doon Dental Associates
While veneers in Edmonton offer patients a way to transform their smile by covering up damages and stains, this cosmetic procedure isn’t for everyone. A good candidate for veneers will be committed to proper oral hygiene as well as have sufficient enough health enamel for the dentist to remove a thin layer of to place the veneer. However, patients who have severe tooth decay or gum disease will not qualify for veneers until these issues are treated. Remember, unless you are getting Lumineers® or a similar option, custom veneers are permanent, and the decision to get them should be weighed carefully. Book a consultation with a general dentist at Bonnie Doon Dental Associates. We can discuss whether or not veneers are right for you.