Natural Appearance: Porcelain Veneers

Is your smile beginning to look a little dull? Has its luster faded over the years? Maybe you’ve got a chipped tooth, or maybe a couple. You don’t have to live with these imperfections if you don’t want to. At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, porcelain veneers can mask these and other dental flaws, leaving you with a magnificent smile.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. We custom fit veneers to go over the front part of your teeth, giving you an attractive, completely natural appearance. You can use veneers to fix stained or chipped teeth, slightly crooked teeth, or abnormally spaced teeth.

Veneers are one of the most popular dental aesthetics procedures. They are very strong, look completely natural, and are made to match the color and shape of your teeth.

One caveat: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered with a veneer, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. But once they are in place, you’ll have the best-looking teeth of anyone you know.

To find out more about porcelain veneers, schedule a consultation with Choose Your Smile in Kelowna. We have many other dental aesthetics options. Make an appointment today.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7


Crown Or Veneer?

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Choose Your Smile in Kelowna offers multiple dental aesthetics procedures for creating remarkable smiles. Two of the most popular are dental crowns and porcelain veneers.

Many patients don’t understand the difference between the two. Generally, a crown strengthens a compromised tooth while a veneer is used mainly for cosmetic improvements.

A dental crown covers the entire visible part of the tooth. A veneer is an ultra-thin layer for the front of a tooth. Ceramic laminate is used to create durable veneers. Crowns can be made of all porcelain (ceramic), porcelain fused to metal, or gold.

Crowns and veneers are both affixed to the tooth with a special adhesive. Both are durable and can last many years if properly cared for, though they are not stronger than natural enamel. Veneers come in two types: traditional, which require the removal of a thin layer of the patient’s tooth enamel, and prepless, which don’t.

Both of these procedures improve the tooth aesthetically, but dental crowns are often a better solution for a tooth that has been compromised by decay, damage, or a root canal. Veneers can fix the shape of a tooth, repair a minor crack, cover stains, or straighten the appearance of teeth that are slightly misaligned.

Crowns and veneers are among the dental aesthetics procedures available from Choose Your Smile in Kelowna. Schedule a consultation with us today.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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Are Dental Veneers Reversible?

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Whenever someone considers dental aesthetics to improve their smile, porcelain veneers usually come into the conversation. They are one of the procedures offered at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna.

Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of a heavy-duty, medical grade porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural-looking new surface. It instantly improves the appearance of the visible portion of your tooth.

Porcelain veneers can fix many minor to moderate issues, including the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Gaps between teeth can be filled, as well as the lengthening or shortening of teeth to complete your attractive smile.

At our initial consultation, we’ll discuss your goals for the procedure, and both types of veneers: porcelain and prepless. Before a porcelain veneer is put on the tooth, we first removes a very thin layer of enamel. Enamel cannot be replaced, which is one reason this technique is permanent.

With prepless veneers, enamel removal is frequently not required. When no enamel is removed, the treatment can be reversible.

Additionally, it is possible to use both types of veneers for multiple teeth, depending on the condition of each tooth.

Veneers are one of the many cosmetic treatment procedures available at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna. Please visit our smile gallery to see what we can do. We also provide teeth whitening, as well as general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7