If you are looking for a durable and long-lasting solution for gaps, cracks, discolouration, or chips in your teeth, veneers might be right for you! Sana Dental is pleased to offer porcelain and composite veneers to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.
Your Edmonton Choice for Veneers!
What is a Veneer?
A veneer is a dental restoration made up of very thin layers of either porcelain or composite resin that bond directly to the front surface of your teeth to protect damaged, chipped, or discoloured teeth, or improve the overall aesthetics of teeth. Porcelain veneers are a versatile and simple option for improving your overall smile, and are incredibly durable; with proper care, porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years. Colour-matched to your existing tooth enamel, porcelain veneers blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth, so no one will even know you have them! They are also resistant to stains and chips. Composite veneers are fabricated using engineered resin affixed to the outer surface.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Composite Resin Veneers
Time: Composite veneers can be fabricated chair-side while you wait, making them a same-day treatment. You can walk out the same day with a new smile! Porcelain veneers typically require two visits.
Durability: Porcelain veneers are more durable than composite resin veneers. Porcelain is far stronger than composite resin. Maintained properly, porcelain veneers can last 10-15 years, compared to 5-7 for composite resin.
Aesthetics: Porcelain most naturally replicates human enamel, so porcelain veneers more seamlessly blend in with the rest of your natural teeth and look more natural. The translucent properties of porcelain allow the veneer to catch light extremely similar to the way a natural tooth does. Furthermore, porcelain is stain-resistant, while composite resin will stain just like natural teeth.
Cost: Composite resin is more affordable than porcelain, which can be a deciding factor if cost is an issue. Porcelain is more expensive because the placement takes more time, expertise and resources.
What can Veneers Correct?
- Stained or discoloured teeth
- Worn down, chipped, or broken teeth
- Uneven or irregularly shaped teeth
- Can lengthen teeth that appear short
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- The appearance of crooked or misaligned teeth
- Can completely change the dynamics of your smile
- An alternative to orthodontic treatment for those dissatisfied with their smile but who do not want to wear traditional braces. Veneers can be fitted to reshape a crooked smile that might otherwise require orthodontics.
Sana Dental routinely places veneers, and we design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s unique smile. Whether you are looking to fill in a gap, cover cracks or chips, or lengthen a worn-down tooth, veneers can help. Veneers can give you a fuller and more symmetrical smile that you can confidentially show off to the world. Sana Dental will help you decide whether veneers are right for you, and if so, whether porcelain or composite resin veneers are the best option.