Dentist London Ontario by Spencer Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers London, Ontario

Custom-Made Porcelain Veneers Can Help Improve the Aesthetics of Your Smile
Are you considering veneers?
Our Dental Clinic In London, Ontario Offers Porcelain Dental Veneers
Our cosmetic dentistry services range from teeth whitening and dental crowns to bridges and porcelain veneers. Veneers are a popular cosmetic option for patients with misshapen teeth, minor cracked or chipped teeth, small gaps, or yellowed teeth. Traditional porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth, creating a natural-looking appearance after impressions of your teeth have been made. However, they may not be suitable for more severe dental issues and may not be the right option for everyone. This is why it’s important to consult with our dental team to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you and your specific dental needs and smile goals.
How Teeth are Prepped for Porcelain Shells
Preparing your teeth for veneers is an important step in achieving the desired aesthetic and functional results. Before the veneer application process begins, our London dentists will thoroughly examine and assess the condition of your teeth to ensure that they are healthy and strong enough to support the veneers. This may involve addressing any underlying dental issues, such as decay or gum disease, and undergoing any necessary dental treatment to restore the health of your teeth and gums. In some cases, a small amount of enamel may need to be removed from the surface of your teeth to make room for the veneers and ensure a proper fit. This process is irreversible. While your custom-made porcelain veneers are being made, you’ll receive temporary veneers in the meantime. When your porcelain veneers are ready, they’ll be permanently bonded to the front of your teeth. The whole process may take two visits and we’ll ensure you’re as comfortable as possible each time!

Are Dental Porcelain Veneers Right for You?

If you’re considering dental veneers in London, Ontario, Dr. Spencer can evaluate the condition of your teeth and discuss your goals to determine if veneers are the best treatment option for you at this time. Veneer treatments may not be the best option for you if:

You Have Significant Damage

Veneers can provide an improved appearance to minor cracks, chips, etc. but are not a solution for teeth with extensive decay or damage. This is when a dental crown or bridge is more appropriate.

You Have Gum Disease

If you have active gum disease, placing veneers may not be a good option as the condition of your gums can affect the longevity and success of the veneers. It is important to address and stabilize any existing gum disease before considering veneers.

You Have Insufficient Tooth Enamel

Veneers require a certain amount of enamel to be removed since they are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. If you have very little enamel, this procedure may not be suitable for you as it could compromise the structure and strength of your teeth.

You Grind Your Teeth

If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, also known as bruxism, this can put additional stress on the veneers and may cause them to chip or break. In such cases, addressing the bruxism and using a night guard may be necessary before considering veneers.

Why to Consider Porcelain Veneers in London

As mentioned above, veneers provide a level of protection and aesthetics to your natural teeth. A full set of veneers is often achievable. Our dental centre will discuss this cosmetic dental option with you if you are experiencing the following:

Stained Teeth

Porcelain veneers can cover up stains and discolouration caused by things like coffee and red wine, tomato-based foods, sugar, and more. Veneers are resistant to stains, so they can help maintain a whiter smile for a longer period.

Minor Cracks/Chips

Minor cracks and chips in your teeth should be fixed as soon as possible in order to prevent decay and pain. Porcelain veneers offer a way to repair cracks and chips and restore the tooth's strength, durability, and appearance.

Minor Gaps

Patients may feel self-conscious when it comes to gaps in their teeth and that's okay, but did you know that gaps can also cause other problems like shifting teeth? We can place veneers to help prevent shifting and create a more natural look.

Misshapen Teeth

Misshapen and crooked teeth can cause further dental issues too. It can be difficult to clean between them, increasing the chances of decay. Porcelain veneers can be a great option to reshape teeth.

Tooth Sensitivity

Veneers can help alleviate tooth sensitivity by providing an additional layer of protection for the teeth. The thin shells of porcelain can create a barrier that helps reduce sensitivity to hot and cold foods or beverages.

We Offer a Wide Range of Cosmetic Dentistry Services
If porcelain veneers are not considered the best treatment option for you, Dr. Spencer can discuss further cosmetic plans with you such as dental crowns and bridges. These are good options for patients with larger gaps or more severely damaged or missing teeth. Dental crowns and bridges can also be made from porcelain or composite materials. They are very different from veneers. Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that is bonded to the front surface of your teeth whereas dental crowns and bridges completely replace the tooth/teeth. They can help restore your bite and chew while also strengthening the tooth itself, protecting it from further damage or decay.

Book an Appointment to Discuss if Porcelain Veneers are Right for You

Our dental practice is proud to offer a wide array of dental services, including cosmetic options. If you have minor cracks, gaps, chips, or misshapen teeth, porcelain veneers can help restore their strength and appearance. Plus, with proper at-home care and regularly scheduled dental cleanings, your porcelain veneers can last a lifetime. Contact our dental office today to discuss this treatment plan with our team. We’ll assess your oral health and the current state of your teeth to determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers. If you are, we can begin veneer preparation. Full treatment may take a couple of appointments, but we’ll ensure you’re as comfortable as possible during your time with us and that all of your questions are thoroughly answered.