Porcelain Veneers Ajax
Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to mask stains, cracks, crookedness and other imperfections on your teeth. Made of ultra-thin material, veneers are applied painlessly over your own teeth for a natural look and feel.
What to Expect from Porcelain Veneers
Veneers produce a beautiful, natural-looking white smile that requires minimal maintenance. The process for applying veneers requires three trips to the Ajax dentist, the first of which is a consultation to determine the type of veneers that will work best to meet your aesthetic goals.
On your second visit, a mold of your own teeth will be taken that will be used to create a custom set of veneers that will fit precisely over your teeth. On your third and final visit, the veneers will be gently fitted and secured to your teeth with a special dental fixative. The fixative used is safe for your natural teeth and will not hurt or stain them.
Maintenance is simple and involves the same steps you would use to keep your natural teeth healthy including regular brushing, flossing and bi-yearly professional cleaning. Ideally, brushing and flossing will be done after each meal followed by antiseptic mouthwash.
Veneers will not stain in the same way that your natural teeth will, but they can begin to darken around the edges and collect plaque if not cared for properly. Professional whitening is recommended as harsh whitening toothpastes and hard-bristled toothbrushes can scratch the porcelain.
Porcelain Veneers Cost
Porcelain veneers cost will depend on several factors including materials used and the process used to apply them. The most cost-effective type of veneers are the no-prep style which are so thin that they can be applied to your natural teeth without any filing or drilling.
For teeth that are severely damaged or crooked and require reshaping to fit the veneers, the cost will be higher. However, this type will also last longer, 10-15 years versus 5-7 for no-prep style. On average, the cost per tooth in Canada ranges from $450 to $1,800 depending on type.