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What are Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain or composite resin) that are designed to cover the front surface of teeth. Veneers are used to improve the appearance of teeth by addressing issues such as discoloration, stains, chips, cracks, or gaps. They are a popular cosmetic dentistry option for creating a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

What are the Benefits of Veneers?

Experiencing the challenges of missing teeth can lead to feelings of self-consciousness and difficulties with everyday tasks like speaking and chewing.

Veneers provide the following benefits:

  • Provide a very natural look
  • They are strong and durable
  • They can improve the aesthetics of your damaged tooth, including shape, size, and color.
  • They are easy to take care of

What is the Process of Receiving Veneers?

The process of receiving veneers typically involves several steps, ranging from consultation to the final placement of the veneers. Here’s a comprehensive overview of the typical procedure:

  1. Initial Consultation:
    • The process begins with a consultation with Dr. Jenny Doerksen. During this visit, you discuss your cosmetic goals, and she will then assesses your oral health to determine if veneers are a suitable option for you.
  2. Treatment Planning:
    • Based on the consultation, a personalized treatment plan is developed. This plan outlines the number of veneers needed and the desired changes to the appearance of your teeth.
  3. Preparation of Teeth:
    • In preparation for veneers, a small amount of enamel is often removed from the front surface of the teeth. This step ensures there is space for the veneers and helps achieve a natural-looking result. In some cases, minimal or no enamel removal may be necessary.
  4. Impressions:
    • Impressions of your teeth are taken, serving as a model for creating custom veneers that fit your teeth precisely.
  5. Temporary Veneers (if applicable):
    • If porcelain veneers are being custom-fabricated in a dental laboratory, temporary veneers may be placed on your teeth while you await the creation of the permanent veneers. This helps maintain an aesthetic appearance during the waiting period.
  6. Veneer Fabrication:
    • Porcelain veneers are crafted in a dental laboratory based on the impressions and specifications provided. The fabrication process ensures that the veneers match the color, shape, and size desired.
  7. Veneer Bonding:
    • Once the veneers are ready, the temporary ones (if used) are removed, and the permanent veneers are carefully bonded to your teeth using a strong dental adhesive. The dentist ensures the fit is precise, and the veneers align with the natural contours of your teeth.
  8. Final Adjustments:
    • Dr. Jenny Doerksen will make any necessary final adjustments to the veneers, ensuring that your bite is comfortable, and the aesthetic outcome meets your expectations.
  9. Post-Placement Care:
    • You will receive instructions on post-placement care, including proper oral hygiene practices and guidance on avoiding habits that could potentially damage the veneers.

Throughout the process, open communication with Dr. Jenny Doerksen is crucial to ensure your cosmetic goals are understood and achieved. Regular follow-up appointments may also be scheduled to monitor the condition of the veneers and address any concerns.

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