If you have issues with the look of your tooth’s exterior and want a cosmetic dentist in Forest hill to assist you, Dr. Paul Deratnay may be able to recommend dental veneers.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are adhered to the front surfaces of your teeth. They can be used for a wide variety of cosmetic dental purposes, such as:
- Covering up surface stains
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Repairing chips and cracks
- Elongating short teeth
- Creating more uniformity for your teeth
There are various kinds of veneers which can offer different aesthetic effects to your mouth. Some veneers can be made of metallic materials that will likely stand out against the natural colouration of your teeth. However, there are veneers made out of dental-quality porcelain which can be tailored more closely to the colouration of your teeth than their metallic alternatives.
Your cosmetic dentist in Forest Hill will likely need a few appointments to place your veneers. Your first appointment will be a consultation to determine whether dental veneers are the right choice for you. During this appointment, we will go over your goals and needs as well as review your oral and medical history. Your teeth and gums will also be checked to ensure you do not have any dental problems that may inhibit this procedure. If we determine that you are a suitable candidate for veneers, your teeth will be cleaned and we will determine the proper type of veneer. A small amount of the tooth’s outer surface will likely be removed to help the veneers fit. This may be done to smooth down irregularities in the tooth, but may also be to give the tooth a coarse surface to create a stronger adhesive bond.
You may be given a temporary veneer during the process if necessary. This temporary appliance will not have the same resilience as the upcoming veneers so you will likely want to take more care during certain tasks. Additionally, once you have the permanent veneer, you will still have to maintain an oral health regimen such as brushing or flossing your teeth. Your Forest Hill dentist can recommend alterations if needed.
If you are wondering whether veneers are right for you, contact Dr. Paul Deratnay today. You can also request an appointment online.