Dental veneers beautify smiles in Edmonton, AB
Celebrity smiles have straight white teeth with even shape and spacing. However, many of them had a little help from a cosmetic dental treatment called veneers. Dr. Jerome Caouette offers this smile enhancement option at South Central Dentistry in Edmonton, AB.
These layers of lustrous porcelain are about as thick as a contact lens. Veneers are precisely designed to fit over the front surfaces of teeth that show when you smile, to disguise flaws such as:
- Bumps and pits in enamel.
- Chips and cracks.
- Teeth with an unusual shape.
- Teeth that look too long, too short, or show wear.
- Spacing issues.
- Minor misalignment.
- Stubborn discolouration.
Dr. Caouette can correct these imperfections in just two visits. At the initial appointment, teeth are prepared – a tiny amount of surface enamel is removed to allow veneers to fit snugly and look natural. Impressions are made of the teeth. These molds are sent to a dental laboratory, with exact instructions on colour and shading. You return in about two weeks to have the veneers fitted, cemented in place, and polished to a beautiful gleam.
Dr. Caouette and his hygiene team provide instructions on caring for your new smile at home. It is important to brush after meals with nonabrasive toothpaste and a soft brush, and to floss gently at bedtime. The dentist may also suggest wearing a night guard to extend the life of your veneers.
HOW MANY VENEERS ARE NEEDED?
That depends on your teeth and your smile improvement objectives. A single tooth may be veneered. However, in most cases the two, four, six, or even eight upper front “smile teeth” are treated. In some situations, veneers are recommended for lower teeth.
To find out if dental veneers are right for you, schedule a consultation at South Central Dentistry in Edmonton, AB – (780) 757-3723.