Learn how Porcelain Veneers can improve smiles

If you’re unhappy with the way your smile looks in pictures, we can help. Dr. Kenneth Poznikoff and the team at Riverside Dental Clinic, offer porcelain veneers to help you achieve a perfect smile in two short visits. Patients in the Drumheller, Alberta, area improve deep staining, damaged teeth, and more with a discrete restoration that blends in perfectly with their natural smile.

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are a thin, ceramic appliance designed to fit over the visible portion of your teeth. They are crafted by a dental lab to match your teeth’s natural shade to blend seamlessly with your smile. Dr. Poznikoff may recommend veneers for staining that can’t be treated by bleaching, crooked teeth, small gaps, cracked and damaged teeth, or teeth that are oddly shaped or different lengths.  

Patients with malocclusion or moderately crooked teeth may need orthodontic treatment. Our team will evaluate your teeth and determine if veneers are the best treatment for your issues. Cavities and gum disease can change the shape of your teeth and cause your veneers to fall off over time, so you’ll need to have these issues addressed first before preparing your teeth for veneers.

What to expect from your procedure 

Dr. Poznikoff will need to remove a small layer of your tooth enamel with an abrasive grinding tool to make space for your veneers. Your mouth will be numbed to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. Once the teeth are prepped, Dr. Poznikoff will take impressions to send to the dental lab. Some patients with sensitive teeth may want to have temporary veneers placed while they wait.

Your veneers will typically be ready in two or three weeks, and you’ll return to the office to have them placed. Dr. Poznikoff will check the fit of your veneers and make any adjustments to ensure they are comfortable in your mouth. He’ll apply a special coating to your teeth and use dental cement to bond them into place. Once they’re set, you can leave the office and show off your new smile.

Contact our office in Drumheller, Alberta, today at (833) 575-1855 and set up an appointment to enhance your smile.