Consider Veneers at Your Abbotsford, BC Dentist Office
Curious About Veneers from Medora Dental Care?
Even with the best care, sometimes our teeth just don’t look how we’d like. Tooth discoloration may come as the result of age, medical conditions, and even genetics, all of which are inevitable. No matter why you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, veneers present a reliable solution to restore your smile. The team at Medora Dental Care is happy to offer this type of cosmetic dentistry to the Abbotsford, BC community. Perhaps you’ve heard of veneers or had them recommended, but you never got around to learning more about this cosmetic solution. Luckily, Medora Dental Care is here to make sure you have all the information when it comes to veneers. Look for your questions here or call us with additional inquiries!
Q: What Are Veneers?
Many patients who visit our dental clinic in Abbotsford are unfamiliar with veneers. They’ve often heard the term before, but they don’t know what they involve. Veneers are thin shells bonded to the teeth to create a natural appearance. We craft veneers from tooth-colored materials and attempt to match your natural tooth color as closely as possible. They function similarly to porcelain crowns, but they are not interchangeable. Veneers at Medora Dental Care are meant as a cosmetic solution, rather than a restorative one.
Q: Are There Different Types of Veneers?
The two most common types of veneers are porcelain and composite resin. Veneers made of composite resin are low-cost options for cosmetic dentistry. They work to cover discoloration but don’t last as long as other materials. On the other hand, porcelain veneers from Medora Dental Care tend to have a longer lifespan and offer a top-quality natural appearance. Porcelain is resistant to staining as well, so you won’t need to worry about discoloration on your tooth’s new surface.
Q: When Should I Consider Veneers from Medora Dental Care?
Our Abbotsford patients choose veneers for several reasons. However, we most often recommend veneers for patients whose teeth are stained, chipped, or misaligned. Many people we treat at Medora Dental Care experience negative self-image as a result of less-than-ideal teeth. Whether your teeth came in crooked during childhood or you chipped a tooth in an accident, veneers may be a solution for you.
Q: What Are Some Advantages of Veneers?
Patients who’ve chosen veneers often rave about the results. Veneers can transform your smile into the one you’ve always wanted—bright, white, and properly aligned. Our staff in Abbotsford work to match the color of your veneers precisely to the color of your natural teeth. Even your best friends and family won’t be able to tell the difference. If you have unsightly chips or cracks, veneers cover them up as well. Further, veneers preserve most of your natural teeth, especially when compared to other cosmetic dentistry solutions like dental implants. Plus, veneers are stain-resistant!
Q: How Long Do Veneers Last?
With proper upkeep, veneers from Medora Dental Care will last you quite a while. Most porcelain veneers have a lifespan between five and ten years, but some can last up to 15 or more. If you opt for the less expensive composite resin veneers, expect them to last three to five years on average.
Q: Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?
Before you decide on veneers, you and your Abbotsford dentist will need to determine if you’re a good candidate. If you have significant tooth decay, veneers likely aren’t the solution for you. In these cases, it’s best to take care of the tooth decay itself rather than attempting to cover it up. Fortunately, the dentists at Medora Dental Care can help you remove your tooth decay with our extended family dentistry services. Besides tooth decay, you may want to reconsider veneers if you tend to grind your teeth. Your dentist may approve of your veneers, but they may also prescribe a mouthguard to keep you from damaging the veneers during the night.
Q: What Is the Procedure Like?
Have you decided on veneers? Learn more about the three-step procedure to getting the smile you’ve always wanted. Your first visit to Medora Dental Care in Abbotsford, BC involves a consultation with our knowledgeable team. We’ll evaluate your oral condition and take x-rays. At your second visit, we’ll remove a small portion of your tooth, take an impression to be sent to a dental lab, and place temporary veneers. The final step to your new smile takes place at a third appointment. Now, your dentist will remove the temporary veneer and bond the permanent veneers to your teeth. Congratulations! Your smile is good as new.
Q: Do Veneers Require Extra Maintenance?
Like with any dental procedure, there is some maintenance involved after the fact. Fortunately, this aftercare isn’t tedious or difficult. You’ll want to avoid potentially damaging hard, crunchy foods while eating with your new veneers. Your Abbotsford dentist may also recommend a mouthguard to protect the veneers from teeth grinding at night. Besides these two measures, regular brushing and flossing is the only other care you’ll need to complete for your veneers. On very rare occasions, veneers can detach from your natural tooth. Should this happen, be sure to contact Medora Dental Care right away.