When you have teeth with flaws in them, like cracks, chips, or stains, your overall appearance seems sloppy. Fortunately, our dentists at Kennedy North Dentistry can easily correct these flaws by covering them up with dental veneers in Caledon, ON.
A dental veneer is an ultra-thin piece of material, usually porcelain or composite resin, that fits over your tooth to hide a flaw like a crack or chip. The veneer gets manufactured in a dental lab, then cemented to your tooth for a permanent bond. Once it’s in place and the dentist finishes trimming it, most people cannot tell the difference between a porcelain or composite veneers and your natural tooth.
Porcelain is the most popular choice for dental veneer material because porcelain reflects light in the same way as natural enamel. While composite resin can help make your teeth look attractive again, it doesn’t reflect light in the same way as porcelain. The light doesn’t reflect off it at all, so you don’t get the same shine as you do with porcelain or enamel.
Before a dental veneer is attached to your tooth, our dentists at Kennedy North Dentistry in Caledon, ON, will prepare your tooth to receive it. In the past, dentists have used a tool to remove small amounts of enamel, so when the porcelain or composite veneers go in place, it fits flat, like the enamel on a regular tooth.
However, our dentists now use a dental laser, which reduces the discomfort of removing enamel and does it faster than the tool used before. After finishing the preparation, the dentist will hold the dental veneer up to the tooth to ensure its fit. If necessary, more trimming takes place to get a good fit to the tooth, and then the material is cemented to it.
If you have teeth with flaws like hairline cracks, small chips, or stains from medications or bruising, ask our Cosmetic dentists near Mayfield, Brampton area at Kennedy North Dentistry about dental veneers in Caledon, ON. They can make your teeth look new again for a fraction of the cost of dental crowns or other procedures that can repair your teeth.