Alliston, ON dentist is experienced in porcelain veneers
There are attractive smiles all around you, yet some really stand out with striking whiteness, alignment, and balance. The difference is often porcelain veneers. This treatment disguises a variety of esthetic imperfections, creating a smile that is memorable for all the right reasons. With two dental degrees and a great deal of clinical experience, Dr. Oksana Vozna uses this technique to help patients in the Alliston, ON area smile confidently.
All about veneers
The word “veneer” literally means a thin decorative covering. Thus, a dental veneer is a layer of hard, lustrous porcelain. It is precisely shaped to fit over the front surface of a tooth, to:
- Improve overall color
- Hide stubborn discoloration, such as internal staining from medications or latent injury
- Mask enamel flaws including cracks, chips, pits, bumps, and wear
- Recontour odd shape
- Make it look longer or shorter
- Close gaps between teeth
- Improve the appearance of mild misalignment
Sometimes just one tooth is veneered, but more commonly the four to eight upper teeth that show when you smile are treated, for optimal uniformity.
Porcelain veneers – a two-step process in Alliston, ON
The procedure starts with an initial oral health evaluation and consultation to explain treatment options. Then veneers can generally be completed in just two visits. At the first, teeth are “prepped.” The doctor removes about half a millimeter of enamel so that veneers seat snugly at the gum line and look natural. Impressions are then taken. If your teeth are sensitive, Dr. Vozna may recommend placing temporary composite veneers.
Meanwhile, your impressions, precise measurements, and detailed shading information are sent to a dental laboratory. There, a trained ceramist fabricates veneers to the doctor’s specifications.
Your second appointment occurs in about two weeks. Dr. Vozna checks each veneer, making minute adjustments to fit if needed. An etching solution is applied to prepped teeth to ensure a tight bond; veneers are cemented into place, and polished. You receive home care instructions to help your veneers last a long time.