3 Reasons to Choose Dental Veneers

Waterdown dentist Dr. Aaron Langdon often consults patients about dental veneers in Waterdown. In addition to offering family dental care, Dr. Langdon performs expert cosmetic dentistry treatments like teeth whitening, dental implants, crowns, veneers, and even complex orthodontic treatments like braces.

When patients come in with multiple concerns like overlapping teeth, discoloured teeth, overlapping teeth, or damaged teeth, Dr. Langdon may discuss dental veneers. Why? Because dental veneers are a versatile treatment that can correct many concerns patients may have with their teeth.

But even though dental veneers are considered a “cosmetic procedure,” it is not just about the look of your teeth. The benefits of cosmetic procedures go beyond face value, and in some cases, these procedures improve the function of the teeth.

So, let’s discuss the benefits of dental veneers.

3 Reasons to Choose Dental Veneers

What are Dental Veneers?

If you are searching for dental veneers in Waterdown, you probably know the answer to this question. But if you don’t, here’s some information that can help.

Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin that are attached to the front of damaged or discoloured teeth using dental cement. Porcelain veneers are often recommended because they are stronger than composite resin, last longer, and better resist staining. Dental veneers need to be brushed and flossed just like regular teeth.

The procedure is minimally invasive but may require two visits – the first to prepare your teeth and take a mould of your mouth to create the veneers. The second to set the veneers in place.

1. Dental Veneers Can Improve Tooth Discolouration

Dentists may recommend dental veneers or tooth whitening to improve tooth discolouration. Tooth whitening may be recommended if you want to brighten the overall appearance of your teeth. Dental veneers can be created in many shades to match the colour of your existing teeth.

While dental veneers are particularly effective to fix a single discoloured or damaged tooth, they can be applied to a row of teeth to create a brighter smile.

2. Dental Veneers Can Fix Gaps, Uneven, Overlapping, or Damaged Teeth.

Dental veneers can also be used to cover uneven or overlapping teeth, or even hide gaps in your teeth. How? Because dental veneers are custom-made to correct these problems. For example, if you have a small gap between two teeth, the gap can be covered by placing two oversized veneers on the teeth, effectively filling in the gap.

While veneers can’t straighten your teeth, they may be recommended to fix small overlaps or crowded teeth. During the procedure, the dentist will file away some of the existing enamel on your overlapping or crowded teeth and place a veneer over top to protect the tooth and give it a straighter appearance.

3. They Can Alleviate Tooth Sensitivity

Another reason Dr. Langdon may recommend dental veneers to his patients in Waterdown is to help with tooth sensitivity. Sensitive teeth can be caused when the outer layer of enamel on your teeth is worn down, exposing the nerves in your teeth. Dental veneers can be used to in effect replace the enamel, covering up the exposed nerves and relieving the pain.

Looking for a Dentist in Waterdown?

If you are looking for dental veneers in Waterdown, you can trust the experience and expertise of Dr. Aaron Langdon. Dr. Langdon can examine your teeth to determine if veneers are the right treatment choice, and discuss various options and approaches to help improve the appearance of your smile.  When correctly applied and cared for, porcelain veneers can last for 15 years or longer. If you are interested in learning more about dental veneers in Waterdown, contact Cranberry Hill Dentistry today.

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Canadian Dental Association: Bonding & Veneers
Ontario Dental Association: Cosmetic Dentistry