Porcelain Veneers


Porcelain veneers are thin, strong porcelain shells that are placed over the natural tooth and are permanently cemented through a bonding procedure.

Veneers can correct teeth that are chipped, severely stained, cracked, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced and crooked. Although they are considered a cosmetic treatment, veneers can also help prevent damage to brittle teeth and protect teeth that have already been damaged. Veneers are highly resistant to staining and will not wear down, unlike the natural surface of your tooth.

Some of the advantages of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are very life-like in appearance. No one will be able to tell the difference between your natural tooth and your veneer. Dr. Pohlman will make sure that your new veneer is created to match the natural look of your teeth. The veneer will blend in and be indistinguishable from your other teeth.

Porcelain Veneers resist staining. Some people's teeth are more porous than others and are more susceptible to becoming permanently stained. Porcelain veneers resist the discoloration associated with certain foods and medications. With your new veneers in place, you can eat blueberries and drink coffee with confidence that your Big Happy Smiles will not become dreary, yellowed or discoloured.

Porcelain Veneers are a more appropriate method of fixing small, minor imperfections. Some procedures are more appropriate for making cosmetic changes to multiple teeth. If you have only one or two teeth with imperfections that make them stand out, veneers can fix those individual problems to make the flawed tooth match the rest of your smile.

Dr. Pohlman will begin by creating an impression of your natural tooth. That impression will be used to make a mold for the new veneer to fit over your existing tooth.  Before the veneer is applied, the dentist will use a tool which roughens the surface of your natural tooth. This is done to make an allowance for the thickness of the veneer as well as to prepare the surface of the tooth to bond with the veneer once it is placed. The veneer will be matched to the colour of your existing teeth, making it indistinguishable from the rest.

Within a few simple visits, porcelain veneers will result in bringing your Big Happy Smiles closer to perfection.