Porcelain veneers and crowns

There’s a good chance that you know someone with veneers but have never noticed them. That’s because these thin coatings of porcelain laminate are intended to correct imperfections while providing a natural look to the teeth.

Veneers are used in a number of situations. They can help fill in gaps between teeth, provide stability to teeth that are cracked, and cover chipped areas. When used properly, veneers can hide slightly crooked teeth and ensure they blend in nicely. With the right series of veneers, your teeth will look their best and ensure your smile is always winning.

Many of our patients find that a combination of crowns and veneers correct a number of dental issues. The crowns are helpful for providing additional strength to damaged teeth and are also often made of porcelain that can be tinted to blend in with the rest of the teeth. Add a veneer and no one will ever know the tooth was damaged.

Weakened enamel on your teeth can pave the way for a number of other dental problems later on. One of the benefits of porcelain veneers in Richmond Hill is that they coat your teeth and effectively provide some of the protection that the enamel did in times past. Thanks to the presence of the veneers, there is less opportunity for the tooth to be damaged or for cavities to develop.

Adding crowns further reduces the risk of some dental health issues that could occur later on. This is especially true if the damage to your teeth came about because of teeth grinding while you sleep. Along with suggestions on how to minimize the grinding in general, crowns undo some of the damage that has already taken place. This is important because grinding will make your teeth more susceptible to chipping, cracking, and cavities.

No two patients have exactly the same set of issues. That’s why we may recommend veneers alone for one patient and suggest a combination of crowns and veneers for another patient. Expect us to evaluate the condition of your teeth thoroughly before we make any suggestions for treatment. At all times, our goal is to make sure your teeth are stronger and more attractive when we are done.

If you have any questions of concerns about what to expect during or after the procedures, our expert Richmond Hill dentists are happy to talk with you about any scenario that comes to mind. We can help you with questions about the potential for increased teeth sensitivity after getting veneers and what can be done to manage sensitivity if it does develop. If you have concerns about how to properly care for the veneers once they are in place, we can help too. That includes providing recommendations for dental hygiene products to use, If you like, we will also provide instructions on how to use those products properly.

Crowns or veneers may be the ideal solution for you. The only way to know for sure is to call us and arrange for a dental exam. Once the results are in, our team will sit down with you, go over the findings, and suggest a plan that will ensure your teeth once again look their best.

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