A porcelain veneer is a style of cosmetic dental treatment that your Oakville Dentist can use to cover the front exterior of a tooth. This is often done with the goal of providing a smooth or whitened surface to a tooth that has received minor damage or stains.
There are various types of veneers which can be composed of different materials. Veneers are often composed out of metallic or amalgam-free options. Both are viable options and are considered safe for patients. Porcelain veneers can be tailored to resemble the colouration of your teeth, but it is unlikely that they will exactly match. Your teeth will also naturally discolour over time, and porcelain does not discolour at the same rate. Metallic options may have a more prominent appearance against your teeth, but have different considerations. Appearance should be secondary to your oral health, but our union dentist in Oakville will be more than happy to help you out.
During the process of receiving a porcelain veneer, portions of your tooth will likely have to be reduced. This may be done to even out the surface for the veneer to have a steady surface to attach to. However, it may also be done to roughen the tooth’s exterior to give the adhesive additional surface area.
During the process, you may receive a temporary veneer while the porcelain fixture is being sized. If you do, then you will want to take extra care to ensure its longevity. The temporary veneer will not have the same strength as the upcoming device, so you might want to be careful with hard or sticky foods. But once you get the veneer, you will still have to take care of it. Regular brushing and flossing, as well as an oral hygiene regimen will help ensure the longevity of the device.