Dental veneers are thin shells that are permanently bonded to your teeth, giving them a classically shaped look. Simcoe Family Dentistry offers a variety of veneers in Barrie to choose from. Call us and get the smile you deserve today.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells that are custom designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. Their main aim is to improve the look of your smile while providing strength and resilience that is comparable to your natural tooth enamel. They are customized to the shape of your teeth and are permanently bonded to the tooth’s original enamel. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. If you are looking for dental veneers in Barrie, get in touch with our team today.
How are veneers applied?
Veneers can be applied in one of two ways, depending on which material you decide to go with.
Porcelain veneers are usually applied over two visits to the dentist. The first involves removing a thin layer of the enamel from your teeth to create room for the veneers. This step is completed with the use of local anesthetic/freezing to ensure a pain-free dental visit. The dentist will then take a mold of your teeth to create custom porcelain veneers made for just for you. While your custom veneers are being made, your dentist will apply temporary veneers to your teeth. At the second visit, approximately two weeks later, the custom veneers will be adhered to your teeth with a dental cement.
For resin veneers, our dental team will first apply a chemical to your teeth to help the composite resin stick. Then, the right colour of composite resin will be selected to match the natural colour of your teeth. It will then be applied in layers with the use of a bright curing light to harden, or cure, the resin. Once the final layer is finished, our dentist will shape and polish your teeth, so the final result is shiny, smooth, and natural.
How do you care for veneers?
Dental veneers need just a little more care than your natural teeth. After the dental veneers are applied, you should avoid eating hard food like nuts or ice. These can cause the veneers to crack and require replacement. Regular dental care such as brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are necessary to keep your veneers in perfect condition.
If you would like to explore the option of dental veneers in Barrie or want to see if they are suitable for you, get in touch with Simcoe Family Dentistry today. We are always excited to help you (or your family) create the perfect smile.