Looking for veneers in Ottawa? The Teal Umbrella is the place to go.
If your teeth have been cracked or otherwise damaged, you may find yourself uncomfortable in social situations, covering up your teeth or smiling less. Having a disfigured tooth is unpleasant. It affects your self-confidence and keeps you from enjoying your life the way you otherwise would.
The solution may be to get a veneer. These are little caps that are bonded over the top of your existing teeth. They are designed to naturally blend in with your surrounding teeth and can improve the look of your smile.
Usually, veneers are made out of porcelain because of the tooth-like quality of that material.
When compared to composite veneers, porcelain veneers are stronger and have a more natural look. Porcelain tends to reflect light in a way that more effectively mimics natural teeth, which helps it blend in better than composite.
The Teal Umbrella’s team of dentists and support staff want to make sure that your veneers blend in effectively. That’s why we usually recommend porcelain veneers. And because porcelain is a stronger, denser material than composite, you can count on your veneers to last longer.
Veneers can help conceal the following issues:
Chipped or Cracked Teeth
Slight imperfections like chips and cracks can easily be treated with veneers. A veneer will cover up the flaw and add more protection to the tooth, preventing it from further damage.
You don’t always have to lose a broken tooth. Depending on your circumstance, a broken tooth can also be treated with veneers. The super-thin yet highly durable porcelain can provide a broken tooth with more structure and support.
Are a few of your teeth smaller than the others? A veneer can add height and length to match your underdeveloped teeth for a perfectly aligned smile.
Oddly Shaped and Coloured Teeth
Do you have one weirdly shaped front tooth or one that is a completely different colour than the rest? A full veneer can be used to cover the entire tooth to get the shape and size that works for you.
Coffee stains, berry stains and cigarette stains are often the hardest to treat. If you have superficial stains that stick around even after teeth whitening treatments, a veneer can cover up the stained enamel to whiten it permanently.
Are Veneers Right for Me?
Veneers are best suited for those with healthy teeth and gums. If a veneer gets placed overtop of teeth with cavities, gum disease or other oral issues, the underlying problem would likely get worse. Veneers are also best for those with minor imperfections. Severely damaged, gapped or missing teeth are better treated with a bridge, crown or implant.
What Else Can Veneers Do?
Have you always wanted that perfect Hollywood star smile? Veneers can be used to create a broad smile that is perfectly even. You can also opt for veneers if you have crooked teeth and don’t want to undergo braces or get them again. Some people who already have veneers come in for a thicker veneer for a more natural finish.
The Perfect Shade
Our team at The Teal Umbrella will find the perfect shade that matches not just your other teeth, but your skin tone too. We believe a natural look is best as the veneer will stay the same colour over time, but the rest of your teeth will not. Our dentists will ensure that the veneer you get blends in with the rest of your smile for a more natural-looking colour.
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