Dr. Christensen, at his Fourth Avenue Dental Clinic in Kitsilano, Vancouver, offers veneers, or porcelain laminates, which are ideal for enhancing the function and aesthetics of chipped, broken, misaligned or spaced teeth. Veneers are wafer-thin facings permanently bonded to the front teeth to improve the shape, position, and color of the teeth. Porcelain veneers create a natural, translucent appearance while offering a long-lasting restoration for up to ten years.
As in any other dental procedures, a period of adjustment is to be expected. Veneers tend to alter the shape of the teeth, so it may take the mouth a short time to adapt to the shape. Some sensitivity is also to be anticipated, but this too quickly disappears.
They cannot support excessive forces; therefore caution is advised when biting into hard objects. Those who grind or clench their teeth should consider using a night guard to protect the veneers. Proper home care and regular dental examinations are crucial to the longevity of these restorations. Come see us at Fourth Avenue Dental to see if veneers are right for you!