What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that can be fixed onto teeth that are damaged, stained or out-of-alignment to conceal any cosmetic problems that have robbed your smile of its lustre and shine. Veneers are a common dental procedure and are amongst the most effective treatments available to enhance your teeth. We use porcelain veneers in many of our smile makeovers to deliver amazing, confidence inspiring results for our patients.
Using dental veneers, our team can easily correct a variety of cosmetic dental concerns to give our patients back their vibrant smiles. The whole process is simple, and usually requires as little as two visits to our St. Catharines office.
The confidence to let your smile shine in three simple steps
Dental veneers can significantly boost one’s self-confidence by addressing various aesthetic concerns in the smile. The resulting harmonious, attractive smile can have a profound impact on an individual’s self-esteem.
People with dental veneers often experience increased confidence in social and professional settings, as they are no longer self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth. This newfound self-assurance can lead to enhanced communication, a more positive attitude, and even career advancement. Furthermore, the psychological benefits of a beautiful smile can extend to improved overall well-being and mental health. By investing in dental veneers, individuals not only transform their smiles but also empower themselves with renewed confidence and self-assurance.
Step 1: Your treatment plan
Taking the first step towards the smile you’ve always wanted is easy with porcelain veneers. Schedule a visit to our Martindale Dental office in St. Catharines for a detailed consultation that will help us understand the current state of your teeth, the results you expect to see and how you want your new smile to look. During your first visit, we will examine your teeth and mouth, so we know that porcelain veneers are the correct treatment option for your particular case before we begin planning your treatment. An X-ray is often required to provide us a detailed picture of your teeth and mouth. The treatment is very straightforward and your dentist will review the entire process with you, as well as discuss any questions or concerns you might have.
Step 2: Prepare for treatment
The next step to getting dental veneers in St. Catharines is to prepare your teeth for attaching a porcelain veneer. A porcelain veneer looks like a thin shell that is shaped like a tooth, and can be bonded on top of any damaged teeth. For the veneer to fit correctly, your existing tooth enamel must be reduced by roughly half a millimeter (about the thickness of a veneer). The process is virtually pain-free, but some patients may do better with a mild anaesthetic to keep them comfortable. Once your teeth have been prepped, your dentist will take an impression mould of your teeth and send it to our lab where your custom dental veneers will be fabricated. The process takes about a week so your dentist will attach temporary veneers to your teeth in the meantime.
Step 3: Attach your dental veneers
Once your custom veneers have been received from the lab, we will call you for an appointment to have them fitted and attached to your teeth. Your porcelain veneers will be attached using what is called a “micromechanical” bond to create a permanent fit. This involves prepping your teeth and the veneers with a mild “acid etch” that will help the adhesive adhere properly. Your teeth and the veneers will essentially be bonded into one unit so that your smile will be bright but function just as before. The process is pain-free and quick, so you’ll be in and out the door of our office in no time.
Benefits of porcelain veneers vs other treatment options
Porcelain veneers in St. Catharines from us at Martindale Dental deliver a solution for a dull smile that lasts for years. Compared with other cosmetic treatments, like teeth whitening or dental bonding, our veneers provide some amazing benefits. For starters, porcelain veneers are much stronger than traditional dental bonding and reflect light better to deliver a brighter smile than teeth whitening can. They also allow us to shape your teeth correctly for a smile filled with perfect looking teeth. There are no touch-up treatments required, and while the initial cost is more expensive, the results speak for themselves.
Your smile looks natural
Minimal dental appointments
Biocompatible & healthy
Contact our St. Catharines office today to get started on the path to a beautiful smile that’s bright and natural looking. We are dedicated to providing all our patients with a confidence-boosting smile they’ll love to show off.