woman smiling with sunglasses

Have you ever wondered why movie stars always seem to have flawless
smiles? That’s because many of them use porcelain veneers to achieve those
perfect grins. Do you wish you could have pearly whites like that? You too can
get porcelain
from your dentist in Scarborough, ON. Continue reading below as we
talk more about all the benefits of veneers.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are custom-made shells of durable dental porcelain
that are bonded to the front-facing surfaces of teeth. They can be used to
conceal multiple cosmetic flaws in your smile, including chips, cracks, stains,
gaps, or slightly crooked or rotated teeth. Because they are custom-made for
each patient, they can blend in seamlessly to your natural smile.

How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?

After your initial consultation, porcelain veneers in
Scarborough can be placed in two appointments. During your first visit, your
dentist will need to remove a very thin layer of enamel from the front of your
teeth in order for the veneers to lay flat in your smile. This process should not
hurt, as your dentist will usually administer a local anesthetic to numb any
discomfort. Next, impressions will be taken of your teeth and sent off to the
lab, where your permanent veneers will be crafted to fit your unique grin. In
the meantime, your dentist will fit you with temporary veneers to both protect
your teeth and allow you to get used to the way your new smile will feel. After
a couple of weeks, you will return to the office, and voila! Your permanent
veneers will be placed, and your smile will be perfect, just like a movie star’s!

How Can Veneers Benefit You?

Porcelain veneers offer many advantages to your smile,

  • Porcelain does not irritate gum tissue
  • Veneers are highly resistant to staining from
    colorful foods and beverages
  • They look completely natural
  • They can be color-customized to make any
    surrounding teeth appear whiter
  • Getting veneers preserves more tooth enamel than
    getting crowns does

Porcelain veneers are a great way to enhance your smile. Ask
your dentist about using veneers to attain a movie star grin.

About the Author

Dr. Samantha Amaro is a graduate of Tufts University School
of Dental Medicine. She is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the
Royal College of Dental Surgeons, the Toronto Academy of Dentistry, and the Academy
of General Dentistry. If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers, contact her at (416)-285-4545.