Smile with confidence.
Veneers are a natural-looking and long-lasting solution to a range of dental issues. These include gaps between teeth, misshapen teeth, misalignment, cracks or discolouration. At Great Alpine Dental, we use high-quality porcelain veneers that are delicately handcrafted.
Veneers are wafer-thin shells that get attached to the front of your teeth. They allow adjusting the length, width, shape and colour of your teeth in the process. A porcelain veneer is remarkably similar in aesthetics to a natural tooth. It even reflects light the way a natural tooth would.
Many cosmetic dentistry procedures enhance your smile, including veneers. But we do in-depth consultations to help find the possible treatment option for your needs and lifestyle.
What to Expect When Getting Porcelain Veneers
As each patient and their smile goal is unique, the time it takes to get veneers from start to finish may differ. Usually, the process takes place over 4 steps.
- Consultation and assessment – We will begin by performing a thorough assessment of your teeth, gums and general oral health to make sure you are a suitable candidate for veneers. They will also take the time to discover what you don’t like about your current smile and what you would like your new smile to look like.
- Preparation – Once you and your dentist have decided that veneers are the right choice for you, the preparations for your new smile can begin. We carry out this process using Digital Smile Design which includes taking a digital scan and photographs of your teeth, as well as a video recording of your smile in action. This gives you the opportunity to co-author and digitally view your new smile before approving it.
An exciting part of this step is seeing a visual representation of what your new smile will look like! Think of it as test driving your new smile!
Depending on your scenario, you may have temporary veneers fitted until your permanent set is complete.
- Fitting – When your porcelain veneers arrive back at our practice, you will come in for your fitting appointment. During this appointment, your dentist gets to perfect the fit, followed by the bonding process. Once this step is complete, your new smile is ready for you to enjoy!
- Check up – We care about your results and recommend that you come to see us about 2 weeks after you have your veneers placed. This allows us to check how your gums are accommodating your new veneers, and also make any final fitting adjustments.
Veneers should be maintained the same way as your natural teeth. This involves brushing, flossing, regular dental check-ups and professional cleans.
Creating the smile of your dreams is a journey that we would like to take you on. Contact us to make an appointment to find the perfect smile solution for you.