Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste

Cosmetic Dentistry: Veneers with our Signature Ceramics to give you a Natural Looking New Smile

Veneers Provide a Quick Solution to Straighten Teeth

Are you interested in a quick option that will change your smile dramatically? Signature ceramic veneers are the most aesthetic means of creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile and are an excellent way to change the appearance of discoloured, chipped, or misaligned teeth. Allow Artiste Studios to explain when placing porcelain tooth veneers can be an appropriate choice, what types of changes veneers can be expected to make to your smile, the advantages of each type of veneer such as Lumineers, Da Vinci and Signature veneers, and the steps involved when they are placed.


We Practise Minimally Invasive Dentistry for Veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the front side of teeth to create a cosmetic improvement for your tooth. They require a minimal amount of tooth reduction. Traditional cosmetic dental bonding materials available were just semi-translucent. This meant that most of the light that struck a repaired tooth would not penetrate into the bonding but instead be reflected off its outer surface. The visual effect was that while the bonding did give the tooth an improved appearance, there was no sense of translucency (lustre).


We Create Natural Translucent and Highly Aesthetic Veneers

Since porcelain veneers are glass-like in nature (ceramic) they hold a great advantage over other cosmetic bonding techniques due to their being translucent. When a porcelain veneer is bonded onto a tooth's surface it closely mimics the light handling characteristics of natural dental enamel. When light strikes the surface of a veneered tooth it will penetrate into the veneer's porcelain, just like it does with true dental enamel. Once it has crossed the full thickness of the porcelain, the light will reflect off the opaque cement and tooth dentin that lies underneath the veneer, and then bounce back out of the tooth. This translucency effect of the porcelain creates a lustrous appearance for the tooth that very closely resembles the appearance of natural enamel 


Porcelain Veneers Have Many Advantages:

■         Porcelain veneers create a very life-like tooth appearance.

■         Porcelain veneers resist staining.

■         Light transmission mimics that of natural enamel.

■         Minor trimming of natural tooth is required


A significant advantage of placing porcelain veneers as opposed to cosmetic dental bonding is that a porcelain veneer's surface is just that, porcelain. Since porcelain is a ceramic, and therefore glass-like, a veneer's porcelain surface will be extremely stain resistant and aesthetically pleasing.


In some cases porcelain veneers can be used as an alternative to orthodontic treatment. If their misalignment is not too excessive, porcelain veneers can sometimes be used to give a person's smile a more even appearance without the use of braces. Porcelain veneers can be used as a way to close spaces (gaps)


Well-Made, Good Quality Veneers Will Last More Than 10 Years

There are no hard and fast rules about how long you can expect your porcelain veneers (porcelain laminates) to last. You can certainly expect that they will remain cosmetically pleasing and structurally sound for many years, but it is unrealistic to expect that they will last forever. With good home and dental care and by exercising good judgment, it is likely that a porcelain veneer could last over ten years.




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Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste

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