Veneers by MYsmile are a fast, effective way to a whiter, brighter smile. Natural-looking and natural-feeling, veneers are effective for cosmetic or restorative procedures. If you’re confident and outgoing, veneers will help boost your image further. If you’re embarrassed by your smile, veneers will make you want to draw attention to it. And if you’ve damaged your teeth, veneers can bring them back to their natural shape, colour, and beauty.
What are veneers?
Veneers are a material placed on your tooth to change their appearance. If your teeth are chipped, stained, or damaged, veneers can be used to restore your smile. Veneers can also change the shape of your teeth. Veneers can be composite or porcelain. Porcelain veneers are stronger, longer-lasting, and more stain resistant.
Modern veneers use complex shading and translucency to perfectly mimic the natural, nuanced appearance of your teeth. Your final veneers will even feel natural, with the ridges and grooves of a natural tooth’s surface.
Why should I go with veneers?
Veneers can be a quick way to restore or cosmetically enhance your smile. Dr. Kamel needs just two short appointments to give you your veneers.
After those two short appointments, you can expect your beautiful new smile to last decades if properly maintained.
If you’re deciding between crowns and veneers, the veneers will keep more of your natural tooth structure than a crown for roughly the same cost.
What kind of problems can veneers treat?
When people think of veneers, they usually think of the bright, white smile they provide. And that’s completely true—veneers are a great way to restore stained teeth. Veneers today aren’t just limited to cosmetic dentistry, they’re an important part of restoration dentistry as well.
As we age, our gums naturally recess—getting “long in the tooth”. This leaves gaps between the teeth that are not only unsightly, but traps for food. Veneers can fix these gaps.
Teeth that are worn or damaged can be reinforced or repaired with veneers, using the strength of the veneer to support the tooth.
If you have misshapen teeth that orthodontics like our Invisalign® treatment can’t fix through repositioning, one or two veneers can usually fix the misbehaving teeth.
How do I get veneers?
Getting your veneers is a two-step process. During your first appointment, Dr. Kamel will help you decide if veneers are right for you. He’ll take impressions of your teeth, as well as prepare your teeth. Preparing your teeth may involve removing a small amount of the tooth structure to make sure your final veneers can properly bond to the tooth.
During this first appointment, you’ll be outfitted with temporary veneers to help protect your prepared teeth, as well as preserve your smile.
With the information from the consultation, Dr. Kamel will choose the appropriate shade for the veneers, as well as the shape, and give this information to the lab.
Your veneers are prepared by layering shades and translucency, mimicking the natural appearance of your tooth. They’ll also feel natural, with the subtle, complex surface of a natural tooth.
Your second appointment will see you get fitted with your permanent veneers. They’ll be bonded to your natural tooth structure with bonding cement and then cured. After that, with proper maintenance and good oral health, you can expect your veneers to last decades!
Both appointments last just a couple of hours!
Am I a good candidate for veneers?
If you have minor orthodontics issues, discoloration, minor damage, or dead teeth, veneers are a great solution.
If you have good oral hygiene, veneers are probably an option for you. Book an appointment with Dr. Kamel today and find out if veneers are right for you!
Minor jaw clenching and grinding can be a problem for veneers. If you have mild, nightly jaw clenching and can use a mouth guard, you can probably get veneers.
If you have underlying oral health issues, like gingivitis, severe jaw clenching, or extreme tooth decay, you may need to correct these issues before going to veneers. Once Dr. Kamel fixes these problems, your candidacy for veneers might be different.