Cosmetic imaging (smile simulations)
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. At Seine River Dental Centre, when a smile makeover is desired, cosmetic imaging can help you preview the possible result before any dental treatment. Pictures will be taken of your smile, and the dentist will generate a preview of your new smile so you can envision the final result. This will help you decide whether you like your new 'look' before it happens!
Porcelain dental veneers
Porcelain dental veneers are custom-made facings of tooth-coloured ceramic, designed by Seine River Dental Centre to cover the front surface of your teeth. Veneers improve the appearance of your smile, or help re-build damaged, slightly crooked, or discoloured teeth. When bonded to your teeth, the thin porcelain veneers are strong and look very natural.
How are porcelain veneers applied?
Having veneers placed on your teeth involves many of the same steps as a crown procedure. After numbing your teeth, the dentist will prepare the surface of the teeth being veneered. Impressions are made of your teeth, and temporary veneers are bonded onto your teeth until your permanent ones return from our lab. Approximately two weeks later, at your second visit, your permanent ceramic veneers will then be bonded to your teeth.
Can I treat veneers like regular teeth?
Porcelain veneers do need some special care. They aren't recommended for people who grind their teeth aggressively or suffer from severe bite problems.