There are two types of veneers: composite and porcelain. Porcelain veneers are a great way for one to obtain that perfect, natural-looking smile without having to result in wearing braces or getting a tooth implant. This type of veneers are less likely to stain and last longer than composite veneers.
Why Get Veneers?
There are several reasons for one to get veneers. The first one being it is a quick way to have a smile that is brighter and straighter. Teeth that are discoloured, fractured or worn down may be repaired in this way. As well, teeth are too small or out of position may be fixed by getting veneers.
What Is the Process?
Dr. Seddon has had specialized training in veneer preparation from courses throughout North America. In fact, he is an international instructor with the California for Advanced Dental Studies, which is specific to porcelain veneers. Dr. Seddon will ensure to conserve tooth structure as much as possible and will only remove enamel from teeth if necessary – sometimes a veneer can be done without even touching the tooth! In some cases, Dr. Seddon will remove a small amount of enamel from each tooth in order to prepare for the new veneer. The patient wears a temporary acrylic veneer while the lab makes the porcelain veneers from impressions of the teeth. After the porcelain veneers are ready at the lab, they are cemented into place.
How Should I Care For My Veneers Now?
Please make sure not to eat any foods or candy that may cause the veneers to chip or crack. Brush your teeth with a soft or ultra-soft toothbrush and brush lightly in circular motions. Use a non-whitening toothpaste. Floss daily. Wear your night guard every night. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Seddon every 6 months for your recare exam.
Some things you should not do after you get the smile of the your dreams is to grind or clench your teeth. As mentioned above, do not eat hard candy or foods and do not bite your fingernails or paperclips. Lastly, do not open any packages or bottles with your new teeth.