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Veneers

Chips, cracks, stains, and gaps can affect the appearance of your teeth and make you hesitate to smile.

Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky can conceal these imperfections with porcelain veneers to enhance your smile and your confidence.

Why do patients throughout Edmonton, AB, choose veneers?

Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky can conceal imperfections with porcelain veneers to enhance your smile and your confidence.

How do veneers conceal imperfections?

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If you have an upcoming event such as a wedding, engagement photos, or graduation, veneers can help you completely enhance the look of your smile in a matter of weeks. Get started on cosmetic dentistry today, and feel more confident about the way you look when you smile. Schedule a consultation at our Downtown Edmonton practice today by contacting us online, or by calling:

(780) 428-6846

Are porcelain veneers right for you?

Porcelain Veneers  Can Improve Many Imperfections

Veneers can improve the appearance of teeth that are:

Candidates for Dental Veneers

While veneers are a popular and effective solution that has benefitted many of our Edmonton patients, they aren't right for everyone. Before recommending veneers, we must consider several important factors:

Oral Health

Patients must be in good dental health in order to be good candidates for porcelain veneers. People that have decay or gum disease will need to resolve these issues before moving on to cosmetic enhancement.

Severity of Dental Imperfections

Dental veneers may not be the right option for very severe cosmetic concerns. If you have significant misalignment, for example, you may be a better candidate for orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign®. Meanwhile, minor surface stains can often be addressed with simple teeth whitening.

Bruxism & TMJ

Bruxism and TMJ disorder are conditions that can lead to excessive wear on your teeth and your veneers. Dr. Podilsky may be able to recommend an appropriate therapy for these disorders so you can proceed with veneers.

Treatment Goals

It is important to understand that once your teeth are prepped for veneers, they will always require some kind of restoration. If your goal is to achieve the most natural-looking solution, and you are comfortable with a permanent dental alteration, veneers may be right for you. However, if you are not ready to commit to an irreversible procedure, consider dental bonding instead. 

If you have an upcoming event such as a wedding, engagement photos, or graduation, veneers can help you completely enhance the look of your smile in a matter of weeks.

The Porcelain Veneer Process

Porcelain veneers typically require three appointments at our Downtown Edmonton office:

Examination

We begin with a complete oral examination, taking detailed photographs, digital scans, and x-rays of your teeth, gums, and bite.  Your medical history will also be reviewed.

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Consultation

This is an opportunity to explain the insecurities you have about your teeth and your treatment goals to our dentists. Our job is to listen and explain all of your options so you can make an informed decision about your cosmetic care. After we develop a plan, we will send your photos and impressions to our partner lab to create models of your veneers.

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Preparation

If you are satisfied with the appearance of your preliminary veneer mockups, we will go ahead and prepare your teeth for treatment. Our dentist will remove a small layer of enamel from the front of the teeth you wish to treat in order to make room for the veneers. Then, we take new impressions and place temporary dental veneers on the prepared teeth.

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Check-Up

After you have had a chance to “test drive” your temporary veneers for a day or two, you will return for a checkup. At this time, we can make adjustments to the look and fit of the permanent veneers based on your thoughts about the temporaries.

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Veneer Placement

About seven to ten days later, your permanent veneers will be ready and you can return to the office for placement. We remove the temporaries and lightly etch the front surface of the tooth to achieve a strong bond. After a final cleaning, we apply dental cement to the tooth, attach the veneer, and cure the adhesive under a special light.

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Follow-Up

After about two days, you will return for a follow-up appointment to double-check the balance of your bite and discuss your overall satisfaction. At this time, we can take impressions for a nightguard to protect your new smile from teeth grinding, if needed. 

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Check Out The Transformation

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Dr. Podilsky in Downtown Edmonton crafted this patient's dental veneers to complement his facial features and create a more symmetrical smile. You can view more of our before and after transformations in our smile gallery. 

How does our dental office ensure realistic results?

Understanding The Cost Of Veneers

A full set of porcelain veneers at our Downtown Edmonton practice can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000. However, the restorations are priced individually, so patients looking to treat just one tooth can expect to pay far less. Yes, the procedure is an investment, but when it comes to making permanent changes to your smile, it is important not to cut corners in the interest of saving money. Meanwhile, choosing a dentist like Dr. Podilsky to perform your treatment can help you experience the maximum benefits of this treatment.

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Consider Flexible Financing

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Many patients who are unhappy with their smiles avoid consulting with a dentist because they are worried about cost. However, enhanced teeth that give you self-confidence are a valuable asset that we believe should be accessible to those who want it. 

To help you manage out-of-pocket expenses, we offer in-house flexible financing and third-party options through CareCredit®. Both options are tailored to your budget and needs, allowing you to pay for treatment on a schedule that works for you. Our staff is glad to help you explore these options.

Caring for Porcelain Veneers

After your appointment, Dr. Podilsky can explain how to care for your veneers and ensure they last as long as possible. We recommend our Edmonton patients take the following steps:

Practice Good Hygiene

Like natural teeth, your porcelain veneers should be brushed twice each day and flossed at least once daily. Proper dental hygiene will protect the foundation of your smile from gum disease and tooth decay. Make sure to attend regular dental checkups to prevent serious problems. 

Stop Certain Habits

Putting your dental veneers under excess pressure could potentially lead to fractures or chips in the porcelain. It is best to avoid biting your fingernails, chewing on ice, and opening packages with your teeth as these can all put undue stress on your restorations. 

Avoid Discoloration

While porcelain is stain-resistant, your enamel is not. Avoid black tea, coffee, red wine, or tobacco, which can all discolor your teeth and make your veneers look out of place. We can also provide whitening treatments to brighten your enamel and achieve color consistency. 

To help you manage out-of-pocket expenses, we offer in-house flexible financing and third-party options through CareCredit®.

Porcelain Veneer FAQs

How long do porcelain veneers last?

The lifespan of a porcelain veneer can vary, but with proper maintenance, many patients find their treatment lasts for 10 years or more. While modern dental veneers are much more durable than the ones placed in years past, they will need to be replaced at some point in the future. Also, remember: Once your tooth has been prepped for a veneer, it will always require a restoration of some kind.

What are the potential risks of porcelain veneers?

Treatment is relatively low-risk, and most complications are minor. Potential risks include chipping, and the veneer detaching from the surface of the tooth. These can be avoided with the proper care.

Do temporary veneers look good? 

Many of our patients find that their temporaries look natural and are not perceived as dental work by others. We take great care even with your temporaries because they are an important tool that allows you to provide us with the feedback we need to make your permanent veneer results meet your expectations.

How many teeth should I treat with dental veneers?

This is a personal decision for each patient that really depends on your goals. If you have one tooth with a small chip, a single veneer may be all you need. Most of the time, only the upper teeth are visible, so we treat a majority of cases in the upper dental arch.

Do I have other cosmetic dentistry options?

One of the most common alternatives to veneers is a procedure known as dental bonding. In this procedure, we apply composite resin to conceal chips, stains, and cracks. Although the composite resin is carefully matched to the color of your teeth, it is not as lifelike or durable as porcelain, and will not last as long. We also offer Invisalign and teeth whitening. To find the right option for your needs, schedule a consultation at our Downtown Edmonton office and speak directly to one of our dentists. 

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