Our porcelain veneers in Ottawa offer a consistently toned smile that looks natural and free of any stains, chips and gaps. A chipped, crooked, broken, stained, or gapped smile can result in the loss of self-confidence. Our team of dental professionals and specialists in cosmetic dentistry can easily rectify these issues with a porcelain veneer. Essentially, veneers are thin shells of ceramic material placed over the natural tooth surface that mimic the translucency of natural enamel, porcelain veneers are ideal for those seeking a revitalized smile.
Porcelain Veneers in Ottawa: Preparation and Fitting
The process of having a porcelain veneer made and fitted is relatively simple and painless, often not requiring anaesthetics. First, during the preparation of your teeth, one of our dental professionals will remove about half a millimeter of your natural enamel. This will allow for the thickness of the veneer to cooperate with your bite and mouth.
Then, a mould of your teeth will be made, from which a skilled technician will carefully and diligently craft your custom veneers. Afterwards, the dentist will permanently bond the veneers to your teeth and ensure a precise and comfortable fit.
Benefits of Veneer Teeth in Ottawa
As opposed to tooth whitening that may not completely address specific discolourations or other issues, permanent porcelain veneers offer incredible strength and durability, lasting for several years with proper care. They are more affordable than dental implants and other options, and look natural. Blending dental artistry and scientific innovation, our expert team will ensure you leave with only the finest smile that compliments your personality, teeth, and facial features.
Porcelain Veneers Risks
As with any other medical procedure, there are certain risks associated with getting veneers. However, all of the risks are quite minor and rare. The major risk involved is increased tooth sensitivity due to the removal of enamel.
In addition, there is a slight risk of damaging the underlying dental structures. It is crucial to pick a good cosmetic dental clinic to minimize any risks.
Dental Veneers in Ottawa: FAQ
Are porcelain veneers worth it?
The answer may vary by person. There are numerous benefits of porcelain veneers in Ottawa, and a perfect smile is a huge perk to think about. However, when considering all the factors, it is up to you to decide whether that smile is worth the commitment and the cost.
Is it painful to get veneers?
Getting porcelain veneers is not painful, even though you may feel a little sensitivity or some soreness around the gum. However, in a few days, the unpleasant feelings should subside. If you experience severe pain or discomfort continues, you should contact your dentist ASAP.
How long does it take to get veneers?
On average, the entire process of getting porcelain veneers in Ottawa from the initial consultation to the final placement takes around 3 weeks. Once you complete your initial consultation, temporary veneers will be created in the cosmetic lab. Once your front teeth are prepared and temporary veneers are placed, your custom veneers will get fabricated.
How many veneers do you need?
For a full perfect smile, most people require 8 to 10 veneers on average. This number can vary from person to person, with the most important factor to consider being your own smile. When you smile, you would want all of your teeth to look good and match in colour.
For some people, only 1 to 4 veneers will be enough to mask imperfect teeth.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
No, veneers do not ruin your own teeth! On the other hand, they are designed to fit over your natural teeth in order to enhance their appearance. The material used to bend veneers to your teeth is not harmful to the tooth surface, meaning that having veneers attached does not ruin your natural teeth. In fact, it gives you some benefits: veneers will be stain resistant and make your teeth more resistant to damage.
What happens to teeth under veneers?
In a perfect situation, the teeth covered with porcelain veneers remain as strong as before. If you follow the dental care recommendations, you will likely never experience any issues with the teeth underneath your veneers.
However, if you do not follow proper maintenance and care routine, you may compromise your tooth structure. Specifically, if you do not floss, you may allow bacteria to develop between the teeth. These bacteria may attack your teeth at the veneer’s edge, creating a cavity behind the veneer. The danger of this situation is that this cavity would be extremely difficult to detect before it is too late.
If you are thinking about getting porcelain veneers in Ottawa, it is important to remember that you will need to be devoted to regular oral hygiene.
Do veneers fall off?
Properly bonded veneers should not fall off. Thin custom shells should stick to the teeth as though they are the outer layer of your own tooth. If you choose to get your veneers at Rockcliffe Dental & Denture Centre, you can be confident in proper dental bonding, making your veneers not only visually pleasing, but also durable, without any risk of falling off.
Can you get veneers if you have an implant?
Yes, you can get veneers and an implant to match perfectly and look fully natural next to each other. Ideally, an implant crown and porcelain veneers should be done by a skilled cosmetic dentist during the same appointment to ensure flawless match.
When Veneers are Not a Good Option
It is important to remember that healthy gums and teeth are crucial to qualify for porcelain veneers in Ottawa. If you are suffering from oral infections, gum disease, or tooth decay, you will need to have the condition treated first.
In addition, you may not be a good candidate for veneers if you clench or grind your teeth.
Clenching or grinding creates excessive pressure on veneers, which can cause them to break off completely.
If you are thinking about getting dental veneers, remember that they require the dentist to remove the outer layer of your teeth, making porcelain veneers a permanent solution. Talk to your dentist to make sure it is the absolutely right decision for you.
Get a New Smile with Rockcliffe Dental & Denture Centre
If you are suffering from a lack of self-confidence due to damaged or stained teeth, don’t be embarrassed. Rockcliffe Dental can make you feel good about smiling again. Contact us today to find out how you can get a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers in Ottawa.