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Using Dental Veneers As “Instant Orthodontics”

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If your teeth are only slightly crooked and you’d like to make them look straight very quickly, call Lakewood Dental Centre at 204-977-8515 to find out if dental veneers could be a good solution for your minor alignment problems!

At our Winnipeg, MB dentist office, we offer a broad selection of cosmetic dentistry services to fix smile flaws. You can even review several options during a private consultation and pick and choose ones you are interested in to design your own smile makeover.

For example, if you have just a few slightly crooked teeth, you could make them look straight with dental veneers and brighten your other chompers with a teeth whitening treatment. We’ll match your dental veneers to your newly brightened teeth so your smile will be consistent.

For your convenience, we maintain some expanded hours to better fit your busy schedule. We close a little early on Fridays, but we otherwise open early or stay late on weekdays. For example, we start our business hours at 7:00 a.m. three days a week and provide appointments as late as 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Make Slightly Crooked Teeth Look Straight With Dental Veneers

Dr. Doug McDermid is so interested in improving the beauty of smiles that he has completed special instruction in esthetics at the New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Whether you get dental veneers from him or Dr. Rose K. Dhillon, we’ll be happy to explain some of the many benefits of dental veneers.

As suggested above, using dental veneers as “instant orthodontics” does not actually straighten teeth – instead, the treatment makes slightly crooked teeth appear straight. Using dental veneers in this way only works for patients whose teeth are mildly misaligned.

Dental veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored material that completely cover the front surface of teeth to conceal cosmetic flaws. We offer two varieties of material for dental veneers:

  • Traditional all-porcelain dental veneers, which closely resemble your natural teeth and typically require the removal of some of your enamel to be placed
  • e.max dental veneers, which also look very convincing but are thinner than porcelain, so they sometimes do not require any enamel removal

We will review your specific goals and the various perks of each of the two materials with you to help you make your decision. One thing you may want to keep in mind is that, in some cases, e.max dental veneers can be placed in a single visit. That said, both options have their respective advantages to consider.

Regardless of which material you choose, the procedure will be pretty similar. So you’ll know what to expect, we will explain the steps before we begin, but for now, here’s a basic overview of a dental veneers treatment process:

  • We will carefully measure your teeth to design your dental veneers and plan the procedure
  • We will have your dental veneers made to precise specification
  • If necessary, we will make room for your dental veneers by removing some of your enamel
  • Once your teeth are prepped and ready, we will bond your dental veneers firmly in place
  • To ensure your dental veneers look as good as possible, we will make any final adjustments to them

If we suspect you may experience discomfort, we may provide an anesthetic to help numb sensation.

With proper care, dental veneers can last for many years. They are also fairly easy to take care of because they can be treated just like your natural teeth. You just need to maintain good oral hygiene habits and visit us for routine dental cleanings and exams.

Along with providing the look of straight teeth, dental veneers can cover up many other smile flaws, including:

  • Small cracks
  • Chips
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Stains and/or discoloration

If your alignment issues are too significant for dental veneers to be a good option for you, we also offer a variety of other orthodontic options, including short-term orthodontics. We’ll assess your case and help you determine the best course of action.

To improve your overall experience, we offer various comfort options, including televisions and headphones to entertain and distract you while we work.

Don’t wait to improve the look of your slightly crooked teeth! Get dental veneers in as little as two visits to Lakewood Dental Centre! Call 204-977-8515, visit our Winnipeg, MB dentist office in person during business hours, or use our handy online form to schedule or ask a friendly team member questions. We can’t wait to help you!

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120- 40 Lakewood Blvd Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2J 2M6, Canada