If you have chips, stains, or gaps between your teeth, come for a consult at our Toronto dental office. Porcelain veneers, which are thin shells of ceramic material placed over the natural tooth surface, can remove these flaws and restore your smile’s appearance. They are designed to mimic the natural translucency of enamel, and look and feel like your natural teeth.
Reasons to Choose Porcelain Veneers
If you want to straighten crooked teeth, repair cracks, or remove deep discolorations, porcelain veneers can completely transform your smile. Blending artistry and science, Dr. Yolonda Cruz will select veneers that compliment your other teeth, facial features and personality. Porcelain veneers are popular because they:
- Look completely natural
- Offer strength and durability
- Cost less than other options
- Renew your image and boost confidence
Revitalize Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are used to cover discolorations and imperfections. These restorations can also serve as an effective substitution for crowns on the front teeth because they can aesthetically change the size, color, and shape of your teeth. Often, Dr. Cruz can mount the veneers using little or no anesthesia. Because they are resistant to staining, porcelain veneers last for years and are not affected by things like coffee, tea, and cigarettes.
To prepare your teeth, Dr. Cruz will first remove about half a millimeter of the natural enamel, which allows for the thickness of the veneer. Next, she will take a mold of the teeth. These models are sent to a lab where a skilled technician will fabricate your custom veneers. Finally, our doctor will permanently bond the veneers to your natural teeth.
Common Questions about Veneers
See our FAQ section below for more information about veneer restorations. If you want to discuss your options, give us a call at Yolonda Cruz Dentistry in Toronto and schedule a consultation appointment. Call our Downtown Location: 416-595-5490 or Etobicoke Location: 647-951-8888.
How do veneers work?
Crafted from solid dental porcelain, veneers cover your front teeth to remove flaws that hinder your beautiful smile. Traditional porcelain veneers are customized to fit the size, shape, and color of your teeth so that you achieve a gorgeous appearance and natural-looking restorations.
What do porcelain veneers cost?
Because each set of veneers is specifically designed for that individual patient, we are unable can’t give you an estimate on the price. As such, our dentist will discuss your visions, evaluate your mouth, and create a complete plan for updating your smile during your consultation appointment. 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 our dentist must 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. However, bleaching your teeth won’t address the issues when you have gaps, permanent stains, or chips. In contrast, 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. Patients will have an initial exam, take impressions for the veneers, and return for final placement during this process.