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Dental veneers are an excellent method of improving the aesthetic look of chipped, misshapen, or discoloured teeth.

We commonly apply veneers as part of a smile makeover procedure because they can  correct a wide range of cosmetic dental issues.

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin strips of a tooth-colored material we attach to the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance and disguise imperfections.

Veneers come in a range of materials, including porcelain and composite resin. We can colour-match both materials to the natural shade of your teeth for a seamless look.

What kind of cosmetic issues can you correct with veneers?

Most patients who opt for veneers do so because their teeth are heavily stained, chipped, or misshapen. However, we can also use veneers to correct minor orthodontic issues like slight misalignments or small gaps between the teeth.

What should I expect during a veneer fitting?

First, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and overall oral health to ensure you are a suitable candidate for veneers.

If your consultation goes well, Dr. Tjorhom will remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your natural teeth. This creates a suitable surface to bond your veneers onto and ensures they fit into your mouth comfortably.

Once Dr. Tjorhom has prepared your teeth, he will take an accurate impression using special dental putty and send it off to a laboratory, where a skilled technician will create your customized veneers.

At a follow-up appointment, Dr. Tjorhom will bond your veneers to the front surface of your teeth using a strong dental adhesive. He will check the veneers for a proper fit before curing the adhesive with ultraviolet light.

How do I care for my veneers?

Like most dental work, caring for your veneers is simply a case of maintaining good oral hygiene to preserve the overall health of your teeth and gums.

Bruxism is the medical term for patients who habitually grind their teeth or clench their jaw. If you suffer from bruxism, we recommend wearing a mouthguard at night to preserve the condition of your veneers.

How long do veneers last?

The lifespan of dental veneers greatly depends on the material you choose. Porcelain veneers can last between 10 and 25 years with the proper care.

Composite resin veneers tend to require occasional maintenance, so you may need to return to the practice to have them polished from time to time. They typically last between 10 and 15 years before you must replace them.