When it comes to having a smile you can be proud of, porcelain veneers in Saskatoon are your best friend! Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are placed over the front of your teeth to correct minor imperfections in your smile, such as cracks, chips, and discoloration. Porcelain veneers are a permanent cosmetic dentistry treatment that requires our dentist in Saskatoon to alter your natural teeth. Read more to learn about the process for getting porcelain veneers at Saskatoon Smiles.
The Porcelain Veneer Process
When you visit our dental clinic in Saskatoon for porcelain veneers in Saskatoon, the process will begin with our dentist examining your teeth to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. After this, our dentist will prepare your teeth by etching the surface and removing a small amount of tooth enamel to make space for veneers. Our dentist will then take impressions of your teeth to fabricate your custom veneers.
Finally, your custom-made veneers will be bonded to your teeth using a special curing light and adjusted so that they provide you with a brand-new, stunning smile.
Porcelain Veneers and Tooth Shaving
As mentioned above, our dentist in Saskatoon will have to remove a small amount of tooth enamel to make space for your custom-made veneers; however, if you have encountered a dentist that has brought up the idea of shaving down your teeth for veneers, don’t let them! Your teeth do not need to be shaved down to accommodate porcelain veneers. Since veneers only cover the front of your tooth, your enamel will have to be slightly tapered but not shaved down.
If you are getting extremely thin porcelain veneers, our dentist may decide that you don’t require any prior preparation of your teeth.
At Saskatoon Smiles, our skilled cosmetic dentist will prepare your teeth while leaving at least 90% of your tooth enamel in place. There are many advantages of choosing to get minimal-prep veneers at our dental clinic:
Comfort: only removing a small amount of tooth enamel ensures that you won’t feel any tooth sensitivity.
Appearance and health: bonding to enamel rather than dentin helps keep out bacteria and prevents your tooth from darkening due to infection.
Bonding: leaving enamel in place allows the veneers to bond tightly to the tooth and promotes longevity.
Search for an advanced cosmetic dentist to place your porcelain veneers. At Saskatoon Smiles, our cosmetic dentist will ensure that they are conservative when preparing your teeth for veneers.
Will Porcelain Veneers Cause Sensitivity?
If you have healthy teeth and choose to get no-prep or conservatively prepared veneers from our dental clinic, it is unlikely that you will notice any sensitivity after your veneers are placed. However, those who receive more aggressive preparation may experience a small amount of tooth sensitivity when ingesting hot or cold substances for a few weeks after their procedure.
The dentist you choose to prepare your teeth and place your veneers makes a large difference in the aesthetics of your smile and the amount of tooth sensitivity you may experience. At our dental office in Saskatoon, our dentists are highly trained in cosmetic dentistry and will work hard to provide you with the best porcelain veneer experience possible. If you are interested in improving your smile with porcelain veneers, please contact our clinic today. We can’t wait to help your smile shine!