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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers in Langley, BC

Are you uncomfortable smiling without covering your mouth? Are your teeth discolored, worn down, chipped, broken, misaligned or do you have gaps in between your teeth that are taking away your confident smile?

You can overcome any of the above teeth irregularities and get back your confident smile with porcelain veneers. The Porcelain (ceramic) Laminate Veneers and Crowns are the most popular, successful and fastest solution to improving your facial aesthetics. Dental veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry option that can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. Each veneer treatment is custom-designed to meet the unique needs of the individual patient.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates, also commonly called ceramic veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-colored, custom-made shells designed to cover the front surface of teeth to enhance your smile. Ceramic veneers can help save and repair damaged teeth that looks and feels like natural teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular methods used in cosmetic dentistry, to enhance the smile. The right information about veneers, its procedure and maintenance, can help you make an informed decision. So, before you and your dentist decide if dental veneers are right for you, learn all about porcelain veneers.

Types of Porcelain Veneers in Langley BC:

There are different types of veneers, based on the materials used in fabricating the veneers :

Lumineers®- These are a specific brand of porcelain veneers that can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile in minimum time with better comfort. Lumineers® are composed of Cerinate® ceramic which is an ultra-thin material that can be placed without the use of drilling or injections. Lumineers® can give you a beautiful smile and an enhanced experience, better results along with increased durability.

Composite Resin – Like Porcelain veneers, composite veneers offer many of the same rejuvenation benefits of concealing cracks, chips, gaps, and discoloration. Composite veneers require either minimal or no tooth preparation at all, they preserve your natural tooth structure and deliver natural-looking results. These veneers provide a comfortable fit and a beautiful smile lesser cost than veneers. They are not as durable as traditional porcelain veneers due to the different material used.

CEREC® Veneers – The CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) system helps create custom veneers using an in-office milling unit, saving the shipping time from a dental laboratory. Using the state-of-the-art CEREC® 3D software, CEREC® veneers can be created in minutes. CEREC® veneers are a quick and convenient way to elevate your smile in just one office visit.

Zirconia – Zirconia porcelain veneers are preferred for patients with severely damaged or decayed teeth. These restorations can be stronger than traditional porcelain veneers. Zirconia veneers are commonly preferred for the back teeth to prevent premature wear due to the strength of the material. Zirconia is highly durable and therefore used to create dental crowns and dental implant restorations.

Procedure for Porcelain Veneers in Langley Dental Centre, Langley BC

It requires three trips to the dentist – one for a consultation and two to custom-make and apply the veneers.

The first visit: During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth, oral health, soft tissues etc. to make sure dental veneers are appropriate for you. The dentist will discuss the procedure and a few limitations involved. An X-ray may be required and impressions of your mouth and teeth are taken.

The second visit: This visit will involve preparation of the teeth based on the type of veneer, in which the tooth enamel will be trimmed to match the thickness of the veneer. Impressions of the teeth are taken and the cast is sent to the dental laboratory to custom make the veneers for you. The laboratory takes 2-4 weeks for the veneers to be prepared. During this time, temporary veneers are placed on your teeth.

The third visit: During this visit, your teeth will be prepared to receive the veneers by cleaning, polishing and etching your teeth. The veneer will be cemented to the teeth (using the same cement color matching the veneer color) and will be exposed to a special light beam, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or quickly cure it.

A week later, a follow-up visit may be required to assess how the gums are responding to veneers and examine the veneer placement. Even if you feel the veneers are a success, this appointment is vital to your future oral health.

Benefits of Veneers
  • Natural Look and Feel: Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it presents the most natural look of your original tooth.
  • Resist Stains: Unlike natural teeth, veneers (porcelain veneers) resist coffee and tea stains and cigarette smoke because of high-tech materials used in porcelain veneers.
  • Teeth stay intact: As opposed to crowns, in the case of veneers your natural teeth remain largely intact with minor alteration to fit the veneer.
  • Attractive look: For teeth that resist whitening, veneers can make the most stained teeth appear bright white.
  • Fix imperfect teeth: Veneers help quickly fix minor twists, chipped teeth, overlaps, and small gaps between teeth.
  • Stronger: Veneer offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative
  • Durable: Porcelain veneers last for 7-20 years with good maintenance.

Why Langley Dental Centre for Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain Veneers in Langley BC: Langley Dental Centre offers porcelain veneers to enhance the look, shape or color of teeth, as desirable. We use CAD – CAM technology (computer aided designing and computer-aided milling) for the effective and accurate procedure.

We make sure we provide the best material for veneers and provide guidelines for effective maintenance to ensure they last long. Avoiding biting hard objects such as ice and avoiding the consumption of stain causing beverages like red wine, are recommended for good maintenance of veneers. Night guards are provided to protect your veneers if you have a habit of clenching your teeth.

Our dentists recommend that you follow best oral hygiene practices to maintain good oral hygiene. Brushing twice daily, using an interdental brush to clean the gaps in between the teeth, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash will ensure that your veneers last long and keep good oral health too.

We encourage you to return to your dentist for regular professional maintenance because porcelain veneers last longer with good maintenance and upkeep.

If you have any questions on dental veneers or need a smile enhancement, call us (604) 455-6247 or email us at info@langleydentist.com