Many people come to East Kildonan Dental because they are unhappy with the way their smile looks and feels. Each tooth tells a unique story, but you may not be happy with the tale that yours are telling. Perhaps you are tired of hiding your smile behind hands and closed lips. It may be time to consider coming to our experienced dentists to discuss the possibility of dental veneers.

dentist holding dental veneer with tweezers

Who Can Benefit from Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers can help to cover up a wide range of problems with your teeth. If you have any of the following issues with your smile, then you might be an ideal candidate for this cosmetic treatment:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

The goal is to improve the overall appearance of your smile. Many people can benefit from this type of procedure if they have primarily only cosmetic issues with their teeth. This can include problems stemming from worn teeth, trauma, or other problems. For example, veneers are highly effective at treating stained teeth without going through a teeth whitening procedure. Stains can come from a variety of sources including regular consumption of coffee or wine, smoking, and even from taking certain types of medication. Regardless of where the discolouration comes from, our office can help you to visually eliminate years of damage. While dental veneers may not be able to correct a crooked smile, they can provide some coverage for gapped teeth. The porcelain veneers can be custom-made to cover the gap between two teeth seamlessly.

How Do Dental Veneers Work?

Dental veneers are made from porcelain or composite resin. These veneers are essentially caps that are designed to cover the front of the tooth. They are extremely thin and are custom-coloured in order to blend in with the rest of your teeth. They may be made a few shades lighter in the case of colour correction for stained teeth. To begin, your dentist will remove a small bit of your enamel and then take a mould of the tooth or teeth that require porcelain dental veneers. The mould may be sent away to a lab that creates veneers specifically for your smile. If this is the case, you will have to schedule a follow-up appointment in order to have your veneers placed. Alternatively, composite resin veneers can often be prepared right in the office. Your new porcelain veneers will be placed during your next visit. The dentist will ensure proper bonding during the procedure. Once you get home, you can treat your new veneers just like normal teeth. You can brush and floss them and eat all your favourite foods. They are extremely durable and are more resistant to staining than natural teeth.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Having dental veneers placed is a quick way to improve your smile. This treatment is one of our specialties, so be sure to contact our Winnipeg office today to set up your next appointment. We can go over all of your options and help you find the perfect way to brighten up your smile!