Dental Veneers In Winnipeg

You want to address a few cosmetic issues with your teeth, but you aren’t sure how. Have you considered asking your dentist about veneers? 

Years of wear and tear take their toll on your teeth. Despite your best efforts, they aren’t as bright as they used to be. Our smiles can become damaged by teeth-staining food and drinks, decay, and mouth injuries. 

Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for those with:

  • Stained teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Minor crooked teeth and small gaps 
  • Worn teeth

With veneers, you can address all of these oral health concerns in one or two appointments. At our dental centre, we offer porcelain veneers for patients of all ages. Keep reading to learn more:

What Is A Dental Veneer?

A dental veneer is a thin layer of material, like porcelain or resin, that is adhered to the surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. Veneers themselves are extremely thin so they don’t make your smile look bulky. 

To apply them, a small amount of tooth enamel is removed so that the veneers will adhere properly. This means that veneers are a permanent alteration to your teeth—if they fall off, you’ll need to have them replaced. 

Are porcelain veneers right for you? A few benefits of dental veneers include:

  • Whiter teeth without bleaching treatments. Even if you want a whiter smile, you might be reluctant to bleach your teeth, since it may make your teeth more sensitive. Porcelain veneers brighten your smile by several shades without bleach. 
  • Stronger teeth. It’s never a good feeling to bite down on something and feel a tooth break. Porcelain veneers are more durable than natural teeth. They’re also more resistant to staining from coffee, wine, and medication. 
  • Long-lasting. Once your veneers are placed, they can last for up to 15 years. 

When you call our dental centre, we can schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to determine if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers.

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Types of Veneers

One of the most popular types of veneers is the porcelain veneer. They look natural, they’re incredibly durable, and they won’t damage your natural teeth or gums. While they are the most expensive, porcelain veneers also tend to last the longest.

Porcelain veneers are typically applied over two appointments. During the first visit, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth using moulds. This will allow them to create veneers that will fit perfectly on each natural tooth. While your porcelain dental veneers are being created, you can wear a temporary set in the meantime. At the second appointment, your dentist will apply your custom-made veneers directly to your teeth. 

You can also choose composite resin veneers. They’re just as natural-looking, but slightly more affordable, and can be applied in one appointment instead of two. However, they aren’t as strong or stain-resistant as porcelain veneers.

While both options have their pros and cons, they’re both excellent solutions for improving the appearance of your smile.

How To Care For Your Veneers

Veneers are a costly investment, even with insurance coverage. You want to make sure they’ll last for as many years as possible. 

Good oral hygiene is essential—not just for your natural teeth, but for your dental veneers, too! You need to brush, floss, and take proper care of them each day. Schedule dental cleanings every 6 months to keep your veneers and your regular teeth in excellent condition.

Even though porcelain veneers are highly durable, they can still be damaged by chewing ice, contact injuries, or harmful bacteria. If you have any issues with your new veneers, contact your dentist.

Veneers VS Lumineers

If you’re looking for a more affordable and less permanent alternative to veneers, then you might be interested in lumineers. These porcelain laminate shells require less of your natural tooth enamel to be removed before they’re placed; if you want to take them off, the process is entirely reversible. 

Lumineers have a few distinct downsides, though; they are weaker, less natural-looking, and don’t last as long as veneers. Talk to your dentist to determine which option is right for you.

Book A Free Consultation

At Affinity Dental, we always welcome new patients to our Winnipeg Dental office. We can create a beautiful smile that you’ll be excited to show off. Our dentists offer an array of cosmetic dentistry services, including dental crowns and teeth whitening. To learn more, contact Affinity Dental today.