Porcelain Veneers – Victoria BC Dentist – Dentist Victoria
Porcelain veneers differ from other oral appliances through the fact that they only cover the outer surface of a tooth. This makes them often recommended in situations where a portion of a tooth’s exterior has complications, but it does not require treatments such as a dental crown.
The process itself begins with making minor alterations to the outer surface of your tooth. This may be to even out the surface, but may be to roughen it up. A dental professional such as our Victoria, BC dentists may even the surface of your tooth if it has a shape that will make it difficult for the veneer to properly adhere to. Alternatively, they may roughen it up to give the veneer’s adhesive a larger surface area to stick to. Like with any procedure that alters the structure of your tooth, it is best to consult with a professional to see if this is recommended for you.
Once this has been done, you may be given a temporary veneer while a professional customizes your permanent fixture. The temporary device will cover the tooth, but will not have the same resilience. As such, it is important to be careful when doing tasks such as eating. That doesn’t mean that you need to have severe restrictions on what you do, but pay some more mind to foods that might be difficult on your teeth.
When the new veneer is ready, you can come visit the professional again and have the temporary one replaced. Much like a regular tooth, there is some upkeep such as brushing and flossing that should be done, and let your dentist know if you are experiencing any issues with it.
A porcelain option for veneers allows for a different colouration. However, when making any decision for your oral health, we recommend you place form secondary to function.
For more information on porcelain veneers or to book an appointment with your Victoria, BC dentist, contact us today or request an appointment online. It is important to consult a dental professional before committing to any procedures, and we are more than happy to help you with that.