At Ottawa Dentistry, our dentists offer dental veneers as a cosmetic solution for patients who want to change the look of their smile.
What is a Dental Veneer?
A dental veneers is a thin piece of porcelain that is bonded to a natural tooth to change its colour, size, and shape. Porcelain mirrors the strength and appearance of natural tooth enamel, making it an ideal choice for improving the appearance of your front teeth.
Reasons for Veneers
Dental veneers are placed over your natural teeth and are bonded to them. There are a number of situations where your dentist may use one, including to:
- Mask discolourations
- Brighten teeth
- Improve the overall appearance of your smile
- Repair misaligned or gapped teeth
The Veneer Procedure
If your dentist recommends a porcelain veneer, it will generally take at least two dental visits to complete.
Your dentist will begin by taking impressions of your teeth so that a custom veneer can be created for you. Once the veneer is ready, your dentist will cement it into place and perform any adjustments needed.