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What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile. Porcelain veneers can allow you to change the color, length, contour and shape of your teeth.

Will they look like normal teeth?

When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and resistant to staining. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy natural teeth is unsurpassed by other restorative options.

How durable are porcelain veneers?

With proper care, it is usual for porcelain veneers to enhance your smile for over a decade.  
We will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.

Bonding

At Sandstone Dental we use a tooth-coloured composite filling material. We no longer use metal/mercury fillings. Tooth-Coloured Composite material creates fillings that are not only cosmetically pleasing (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth thanks to new bonding technologies. This material can be used to improve symmetry, repair chipped teeth as well as to remove dark or stained areas along a tooth surface. In many cases freezing is not required!

Inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays are made of porcelain and are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. An inlay, which is similar to a filling, is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay is a more substantial reconstruction, similar to the inlay but extending over one or more of the cusps or points of the tooth. Inlays and onlays are custom made in a laboratory to fit your tooth with the utmost precision and cosmetic detailing.

Tooth reshaping

Tooth reshaping is a pain free process which can be done to remove asymmetry in your smile and smooth out chipped or worn surfaces. This is done by altering the superficial enamel of the tooth to improve the esthetics of your smile. It requires no freezing and is often done in under 10 minutes!

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin custom made coverings of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.

Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile. Porcelain veneers can allow you to change the colour, length, contour and shape of your teeth.

Teeth Whitening

Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple professional tooth whitening procedure.

Teeth whitening is safe, quick, and inexpensive. Let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth.

How is teeth whitening done?

From impressions of your teeth, custom whitening trays will be made. We provide you with a special whitening agent that you put into your custom whitening trays. With only 60 minutes of wear per day for 1 to 2 weeks, our professional strength whitening agent removes surface and internal stains from your teeth. There is no altering of tooth structure or existing dental work in any way.

Dental whitening can be used to correct yellow, brown and spotted tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice.

Smile Makeover

A smile is a very personal thing. Whether you simply want a whiter and brighter smile or you have broken, worn, uneven, crowded or missing teeth, a smile makeover can give you the smile you desire.

A smile makeover will give you a more attractive and youthful appearance. Patients say they feel more confident and enjoy showing off their new smile.

A smile makeover considers all aspects of your smile. Your teeth, lips, and gum line; as well as your goals and wishes, are taken into consideration. Your smile makeover design is matched to your individual appearance and facial structure allowing the result to look extremely natural.

A smile makeover combines one or more cosmetic or dental procedures. Stained or discoloured teeth can be whitened and brightened, metal/mercury fillings replaced with tooth colored composite fillings, short and worn teeth lengthened, chipped or broken teeth repaired, spaces between teeth closed, crooked or crowded teeth straightened, “gummy” smiles re-contoured and missing teeth replaced.

Treatment can often be completed in 2 to 3 visits.

Contact us to learn more!

If you are unhappy with any aspect of your smile and considering a smile makeover; or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call our office at 403-275-3131