Cosmetic Dental Veneers , Artsdentist Clinic

A dental veneer is a cosmetic dental service involving a permanent restorative dental treatment used to enhance the size, shape, colour, and spacing of teeth. It is an extremely thin porcelain tooth casing which only covers the front of a tooth, creating a natural look while maintaining the tooth’s strength and durability. A temporary veneer “mock-up” can be made using tooth-coloured material (composite resin) on your own teeth to preview what the final result will look like. The next step is the preparation of the teeth, which involves trimming 0.5 – 1 millimetres of enamel from the front and sides of the teeth. Temporary veneers are made and placed on the teeth. In one to two weeks, the porcelain veneers are ready to be permanently cemented after you and the dentist approve the fit and appearance. Cosmetic dental veneers will have you walking out of our Vaughan office with added confidence and want to smile all day long! To find out more about dental veneers come to Maple Dental Health and schedule a consultation.


Who does this proceedure?

Your dentist may do dental bonding and veneer treatment, or he or she may refer you to a prosthodontist. A prosthodontist is a dentist who has completed a university post-graduate specialty program in prosthodontics. Prosthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with restoring and replacing natural teeth and tissues with artificial substitutes.

What is bonding?

Bonding, also known as bonded restoration, is a painless way to make minor repairs to teeth. In most cases, several teeth can be bonded in one dental visit. Bonding uses tooth-coloured material, called composite resin. Composite resin is put on the tooth, then shaped and hardened with light. The composite resin can be: Matched to your teeth. Shaped to look like the missing part of a chipped tooth. Used to build up teeth and fill between them. Used on a broken tooth to restore it to size. Painted over a stained tooth to make it match the colour of your other teeth.

How bonding is done

Your dentist places a matrix between the tooth being treated and its neighbouring tooth. A matrix is a thin, clear plastic film that protects other teeth from stray composite resin. Your dentist then puts a mild chemical on the tooth to make it a little rough. This helps the composite resin to bond or stick to the enamel of your tooth. The composite resin that matches the colour of your natural teeth is chosen so that the bonding blends in with your teeth. Your dentist puts the composite resin on your tooth in layers. A light is used to harden each layer of the composite resin. After the last layer of composite resin is hardened, your dentist shapes and polishes it to form your tooth. The finished tooth looks natural and smooth. At your next dental visit, your dentist will examine the bonding and polish it if needed. Over time, the bonding may wear down and your dentist may touch up the bonding with more composite resin.


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