Dental veneers or porcelain veneers come under our cosmetic dentistry services. This treatment can completely transform your smile and have you looking youthful and perfected instantly. Veneers are essential extremely thin custom made shells that adhere to your teeth. They are made of tooth coloured material and can either be colour matched to your existing teeth or be made whiter to correct discoloration. They are attached to and cover the front surface of the teeth and improve their appearance dramatically. Veneers are commonly used to address discoloration, worn down teeth, teeth that are chipped and broken, teeth that are slightly misaligned, uneven or irregular in shape, and teeth with gaps in them. It’s important to discuss what you hope to gain out of the treatment and whether it is right for you. No two cosmetic dental treatment plans are the same, however your custom plan will result in the perfect smile for you.
As with all treatments you will undergo a thorough oral health examination first to determine your oral health and whether veneers are a viable treatment option for you. The first steps in receiving the actual veneer is treatment planning and determining whether the treatment is right for you and how it will fit in with you other cosmetic dentistry procedures. During this process the dentist will assess the outcomes you are trying to achieve and whether a veneer is the best course of action. Once this has been decided our specialized and highly skilled dentists will remove about ½ a millimeter of enamel from your tooth which is about the same thickness as the veneer, impressions or scans will then be taken of your teeth which will be used to manufacture the veneer. Once the veneer is ready your dentist will then prepare the tooth for bonding by cleaning, polishing, and etching the tooth for a strong hold.
The general assessment of your oral health shouldn’t hurt however as with all invasive dentistry treatments we aim to create the least painful experience possible. We will use the relevant anesthetic to ensure you experience no pain during the treatment and will aid you with pain relief after the treatment as well.
Dental anxiety is completely normal and a lot more common than one might think. At Forum Dental we pride ourselves on making all of our patients, of all ages and from walks of life, feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible while receiving their treatment. There are many ways to ensure that no unnecessary discomfort is experienced during your appointment and thankfully our talented dentists and staff are trained in various methods and techniques that will decrease your anxiety. Oral health is extremely important, not only to your overall wellbeing but to your confidence as well. When you require dental attention or are at risk of compromising the future integrity of your smile you shouldn’t delay seeking treatment. Contact us today to discuss the different ways our friendly staff can assist you in getting the care you need.