Veneers have become a prominent topic in the world of cosmetic dentistry today. However, there is often some confusion about what veneers actually entail. To put it in perspective, veneers share certain similarities with dental crowns, but they represent a more conservative approach.
It's essential to mention that veneers are just one of many options for enhancing your smile. If you're considering improving your smile, I would recommend exploring a couple of alternatives alongside veneers. Orthodontics can be an excellent option for enhancing a smile, as well as simple teeth whitening. These options should definitely be considered before opting for a procedure like veneers, which is irreversible. What I mean by that is once you have veneers on your teeth, they will be a permanent fixture, much like crowns.
Now, let's delve into the difference between a veneer and a crown. In the illustration here, you see a front tooth, which is typically one of the teeth considered for veneers. The veneer is essentially a thin layer covering the outer surface, the part visible to others. The inside of the tooth in the illustration remains entirely natural, which is one of the significant advantages of veneers. When considering cosmetic dentistry, a veneer is often preferred over a crown if possible. There are cases where a tooth may already have substantial fillings or require crowns due to a patient's bite, but whenever feasible, veneers are a preferred option.
In our office, the procedure involves a patient coming in, where we take a complete series of photos and digital impressions. The veneers are crafted in a lab, and they send us a wax-up of your teeth, allowing us to preview the end result before we commence any irreversible work. Would you ever buy a car without seeing it first? Similarly, with these veneers, you get to preview the perfect smile designed by the lab in collaboration with us. This way, you'll have a clear understanding of the outcome before any irreversible dental work begins.
Given the unique aspects of everyone's mouths and different scenarios, it's crucial to have an independent assessment for your mouth. Hopefully, this has answered some of your questions. If you have more questions about this topic, please feel free to contact our office!
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The Vernon Dental Centre in Vernon, B.C., is a family-oriented dental practice for all ages. Using advanced techniques and cutting-edge technology, our dedicated team offers cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry in a friendly and caring environment.
Family Dentist Dr. Anthony Berdan’s focus is on excellence and comfort to provide you and your family with the care you deserve. We offer all aspects of general dentistry, from general dental needs to cosmetic restorations and smile whitening. Dr. Berdan welcomes your entire family; from children to the elderly. Here at the Vernon Dental Centre, we are dedicated to treating everyone the way that we would want to be treated.