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Veneers – Brampton, ON

A Dazzling Smile You Deserve

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Your  cosmetic dentist  has all kinds of treatments they can use to make your teeth more attractive – whitening for discoloration, bonding for minor chips and cracks, and so on – but what if there’s more than one change you want to make? At Salvaggio Dentistry, we can hide all kinds of flaws with dental veneers in Brampton, resulting in a smile that you can be proud to show off. To schedule a consultation and learn more about achieving a dazzling smile you deserve,  contact  our office today.

Why Choose Salvaggio Dentistry for Veneers?

  • Customized for Natural Appearance
  • Lasts 15+ Years with Proper Maintenance
  • Saturday Appointments Available

What are Dental Veneers?

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are sometimes called dental laminates. They are thin shells over porcelain that are placed over the front-facing surfaces of the teeth to cover aesthetic flaws. The durable, natural-looking porcelain used can effectively conceal a single damaged tooth or a mouthful of cosmetic imperfections. Most of the time, they are used to address teeth that are chipped, gapped, misaligned, misshapen, stained, or undersized.

The Process of Getting Veneers

Smiling woman

You’ll need to schedule a consultation with us so that we can discuss your smile goals and figure out the best way to achieve them. If we decide that veneers are the answer, we’ll begin the procedure.  First, we’ll need to remove small amounts of enamel from the appropriate teeth so that there’s room to attach the veneers. We’ll then create a model of your mouth and send it to a dental lab. They’ll use it to create your veneers, which can take a few weeks.

Once we’ve gotten the restorations, we’ll call you back to the office. After making any necessary last-minute adjustments, we’ll clean and polish your tooth; this roughens the surface and makes the bonding process easier. The veneers are attached with dental cement, which is then cured with a special light. After some final touches, you’ll be ready to head out and show off your new grin.

Benefits of Veneers

Holding porcelain veneer

There are plenty of reasons why we’re happy to recommend veneers to our patients:

  • A Versatile Treatment:  Veneers are used to fix chipped or broken teeth, discoloration, worn down teeth, gaps, misalignment, and irregularly shaped teeth.
  • Stain Resistant:  Porcelain doesn’t stain as easily as natural teeth or other materials such as composite resin.
  • Comfortable:  While metal restorations sometimes irritate the gums, most patients tolerate porcelain very well.
  • Dazzling and Natural Looking:  When people see your smile, most of them won’t even notice that you’ve had dental work done.
  • No Special Care Required:  There’s no need to do anything out of the ordinary to take care of your veneers; just brush and floss like you already do and don’t forget to come in for your regular checkups.
  • Durable:  On average, veneers last about 7 to 15 years before they need to be replaced.

Ready to Take the First Step?

Patient at consultation for veneers in Brampton

If getting dental veneers sounds like the treatment you deserve, contact Salvaggio Dentistry today. We have a team of well-trained dentists with plenty of experience in cosmetic dentistry; feel free to ask questions so that we can help you choose a procedure that’ll help your smile be the best it can be.

Veneers FAQs

A man admiring his new porcelain veneers

By now, you may want veneers for your teeth. That’s a smart move – the porcelain shells would greatly enhance your grin! Still, you likely want to know more about them first. Having details beforehand will boost your confidence in treatment. As it happens, we at Salvaggio Dentistry have a way to help: below are the answers to some oft-asked veneer questions. Reading them will let you grasp how the procedure works. Of course, please call us if you don’t find the facts you want.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Technically speaking, veneers aren’t permanent – they last up to 15 years at most. That means the shells need periodic replacement. However, placing veneers is an irreversible process.

You see, veneers can’t be fitted onto teeth immediately. The dentist must first file away bits of enamel. (This step ensures the veneers stay in place and don’t look bulky.) That said, removed enamel won’t grow back later. For this reason, prepared teeth will always need crowns or veneers in the future. They’d otherwise expose their dentin to bacteria, leftover food, and other debris.

Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?

Occasionally, people do have trouble pronouncing words when they first get veneers. Such difficulties can include a temporary lisp.

The reason for the potential lisp is muscle memory. In some cases, your tongue isn’t used to the presence of veneers when you talk. The tiny difference in thickness can then affect how your tongue moves. From there, you might lisp when pronouncing “s” and “v” sounds.

Fortunately, any lisp effect will be short-lived. Your tongue will eventually adjust on its own. That said, you can practice your pronunciation skills to compensate more quickly.

Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?

Ultimately, veneers can be used for specific bite corrections. Their effectiveness, though, will depend on the severity of your problem.

Take a mild open bite, for example. Veneers could help your teeth look longer and wider. As a result, your pearly whites will seem to line up correctly.

Alternatively, veneers aren’t great for severe bite issues. That’s only natural – they don’t change the position of your teeth or jaws. As such, veneers are only recommended for problems that don’t severely affect oral health but still harm your looks.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

Remember: Porcelain veneer treatment aims for all your visible teeth to “match up.” That being the case, you’ll receive an appropriate number of veneers to achieve this goal.

Based on patient needs, the number of veneers can vary. Many people get 6-8 to achieve a beautiful, symmetrical smile. Meanwhile, others need as many as 10-12 veneers for a similar effect. Yet other cases only get a single veneer for one cracked or broken tooth.

Finally, talk to your local dentist about the number of needed veneers. They’ll give you an informed recommendation that accounts for your situation.