Porcelain Veneers are a beautiful, convenient way to correct defects in the smile.
Issues like chips, cracks, misalignment and discolouration can be quickly and conservatively corrected with veneers - leaving you with a stunning, bright smile.
Dr Fernandes offers porcelain veneers for patients who want a conservative way to correct tooth defects - without orthodontic treatment, whitening and dental bonding. A porcelain veneer is a thin slab of porcelain which fits over the natural tooth, giving it a new face.
Veneers can be placed over crooked, chipped, cracked or discoloured natural teeth. They can also be placed over a single problematic tooth or several to create a beautiful smile makeover.
Porcelain veneers are often referred to as "instant orthodontics" because they allow patients to have instantly straighter teeth without the long wait of braces. The veneer is custom made to fit your natural tooth and correct the complex issues of each tooth.
Porcelain is the material of choice – it provides strength and durability while recreating the look and texture of natural tooth enamel.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
A porcelain veneer is a thin layer of porcelain which gets bonded to the front of the tooth to change the aesthetic of the tooth. It is lightweight, but it is also durable enough to withstand the normal functions of natural teeth.
They offer a stable, natural-looking option for people who don't like the way their smile looks. The veneer is tailored to look natural in your mouth, and the veneers are stain resistant so they'll continue to look beautiful.
With proper care, your porcelain veneers could last many years. They typically last longer than dental bonding and require less of the tooth structure to be removed during the application procedure - which means that your natural teeth retain their strength through the process.
What Happens During the Porcelain Veneer Process?
During your first appointment, Dr Fernandes will take an impression of the area to be treated for a wax-up. A wax-up is a model of your new smile - so you can see the results before the procedure.
In the second appointment, Dr Fernandes will prepare your natural tooth for the veneer and take impressions so that our lab can begin creating your veneer.
In the last appointment, the veneer is placed using a potent bonding agent. Voila! Your once-flawed teeth look and feel fabulous with beautiful yet subtle porcelain veneers.
If you are searching for a non-invasive, affordable smile solution, find out more about porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are perfect for busy patients – they can be completed in only two to three appointments!