Feel confident with cosmetic veneers that look fabulous in Brampton, ON
Celebrities are humans, too! They may not have naturally “perfect” teeth. The secret to their stunning smiles is often attributed to veneers, thin shells of dental porcelain attached to the fronts of natural teeth to cover cracks, chips, stubborn discolouration, uneven spacing, and other issues. Patients frequently choose to have all the teeth in their “smile zone” perfected with veneers for the ultimate cosmetic boost and uniformity.
Dr. Azeem Sheikh and the team want you to feel confident with cosmetic veneers at Brampton Dental Arts. There are “good” veneers and “bad” veneers. You notice the bad ones, because they may make the smile look overly toothy, or they may appear too opaque, strangely square, or blindingly white. The dentist’s skill, attention to detail, and the use of quality materials make all the difference.
Dr. Sheikh lives the “arts” part of our practice name, lending a skilled and artistic eye to the process, working closely with patients to design veneers whose shade, shape, and overall appearance will have you smiling confidently for years to come!
Worried “red carpet-worthy” teeth will look fake?
You want people to notice your smile, in a good way. During a consultation with you, Dr. Sheikh will go over all the features that contribute to a smile that looks natural and healthy. These considerations include:
- The appropriate shade for your skin tone – Remember: natural teeth aren’t glaringly white. They contain a variety of shades, from reds and oranges to browns and blues.
- The right size and shape for you – The idea is to create tooth structure that is indistinguishable from surrounding, untreated teeth, so it blends in flawlessly with your smile, and complements the rest of your face.
Brampton Dental Arts also welcomes going over “before veneers” and “after veneers” photos with you, to get more of a sense of what you want from your improved smile. If there is something that you like about a celebrity’s smile, show it to us!
Wondering how porcelain will hold up?
The first veneers that originated in Hollywood were temporary, designed to snap on and off trouble teeth. They were also prone to cracks and fractures and didn’t look natural. Dental materials and techniques have come a long way from those days.
Modern veneers are considered to be the gold standard cosmetic dental procedure, because the thin layers of porcelain (no thicker than a grain of sand) combine with quality bonding agents and techniques to create tooth structure that not only reflects light like natural teeth, but also sustains pressure from biting, tearing, and other functions.
Natural teeth are vulnerable to damage from biting fingernails, tearing open packages, chewing ice or other hard objects, and subconscious grinding. So, veneers are susceptible to chips and other damage from these behaviours, too. Chronic teeth-grinders benefit from oral appliances that protect veneers from damage. Otherwise, you can help these beauties last by exercising good oral hygiene at home, and by visiting Brampton Dental Arts as advised by Dr. Sheikh for recall check-ups and cleanings. Our hygienists know how to treat veneers right, with non-abrasive products and polishing techniques.
Worked up over how veneers will feel?
Modern veneers require that only a small amount of the natural tooth enamel is removed. It’s a myth that a tooth must be shaved down a lot to accommodate these ultra-thin shells. Since the procedure isn’t invasive, Dr. Sheikh may prepare the natural tooth without using a numbing local anesthetic, as it is well-tolerated by many patients. Precision veneers design, natural tooth preparation, and bonding all add up to a result that looks, feels, and holds up like healthy teeth.
Your dentist at Brampton Dental Arts expertly places the veneer against the gumline, so there isn’t any space in-between. If a “ledge” exists, and the space at the edge of the veneer and margin of the tooth isn’t smooth, staining or a dark line can occur at the gumline (veneers don’t stain like natural teeth). Over the longer term, improperly-bonded veneers can promote decay around the restoration – leading to extensive damage and even tooth loss without proper restorative treatment. Dr. Sheikh spends a lot of time ensuring the veneers are designed and placed properly, and adjustments are made as needed before they are bonded to the natural teeth.
The experience of getting veneers and other restorations is made even easier with advanced technologies, such as safe digital radiography and “n0-gag” intraoral cameras. Bring your questions and concerns to an appointment with Dr. Sheikh. Call (905) 581-3726 to schedule a personalised consultation.