Composite & Porcelain Veneers
Our dentists are your Regina porcelain veneer specialists. If you want to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry or want a chipped tooth to be fixed, then veneers are a good choice for care. Both composite and porcelain veneers are a good solution to fix slight cosmetic problems with your smile.
Composite veneers are typically done chair-side with dentists and do not involve any return visits. The lifespan of porcelain veneers can last 7-10 years or even longer with proper oral hygiene and care. The difference between composite and porcelain means an extra visit or two to the office, as a lab technician is responsible for the creation of the veneer.
The Dental Veneer Procedure
In general, porcelain veneers are reserved for the teeth in the front of the mouth.
To prepare a tooth for a veneer, your dentist will reshape the tooth surface, which is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface.
Next, your dentist will make a model, or impression, of your tooth. At this point, you and your dentist will pick the color of the veneers. The impression along with the color selection is sent out to a dental laboratory, which makes your veneer. A temporary dental veneer is used until your veneers come back from the laboratory.
Once the dentist receives your veneers back from the lab, you will be scheduled for your next visit to apply the veneers on your tooth. During this visit your dentist will place the veneer on your tooth to examine its fit and color, repeatedly removing and trimming the veneer to achieve the proper fit, before permanently cementing it to your tooth.
Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers
The biggest benefit to veneers is improving the appearance of your teeth, giving you a brighter and more even smile. Dental veneers are often used to treat the following cosmetic occurrences:
- broken or chipped teeth
- severe discoloration or uneven coloring that can’t be fixed with whitening
- gaps in the teeth
- smaller-than-average teeth
- pointed or unusually shaped teeth
Veneers can last for more than a decade, depending on the type of veneer you choose, making them a semipermanent investment that can make you more confident in your smile.
Meet Dr. Sungho Jun
Come visit Dr. Sungho Jun and his associate the dental team at Cathedral Dental Clinic. We are a part of the Canadian Dental Association, and are located in Downtown Regina. We strive to quickly accommodate appointments and will always accept emergency patients. We serve everyone from children to seniors; with knowledge, compassion, and personalized care.
Our experienced dental team will provide detailed advice for keeping your smile healthy. This includes dietary recommendations, specialized oral hygiene products, and brushing techniques.
At Cathedral Dental Clinic we provide general dentistry services, but we have a network of industry connections for other dental services which include: specialist for oral surgery, orthodontic care, as well as periodontal concerns. Call or stop in to make an appointment with us today.