Skilled dentist in London, ON for natural-looking porcelain veneers

During smile makeover consultations at Hyde Park Dentistry in London, ON, we may recommend that patients show us photos of smiles that they like. Often, those admired smiles grace familiar celebrity faces. However, the Hollywood secret is that those celebrities often grew with completely different smiles than what you see now. Porcelain veneers frequently are responsible for transforming their gapped, chipped, stained, or otherwise imperfect teeth.

You don’t need to be a star or have a celeb-sized budget to benefit from these thin layers of dental porcelain. What you do need is a skilled professional like Dr. Papneja or Dr. Moaveni to design, prepare, and place your veneers, as this is one of dentistry’s most technique-specific procedures. In less skilled hands, you can end up with veneers that are too white, look “fake” (like “false teeth”), or jut out too much and feel awkward in your mouth.

Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.

Trust your smile to us

Dr. Papneja is among the select 6% of dentists in North America to achieve status as a Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry. There is peace of mind that he has the demonstrated training and experience to handle even the most complex and challenging dental cases expertly. 

If our dentists determine that you can benefit from veneers, the surface of the natural tooth to be treated is buffed. The natural tooth is further prepared by shaping its surface. In this way, we assure that the veneer fits on top of the tooth perfectly, supporting the most lifelike appearance and natural feel. We also use materials and techniques that preserve maximum natural tooth structure. These conservative approaches further promote optimal smile aesthetics and lasting functionality and durability. 

Since little to no enamel is removed, veneers at our office are well tolerated by most patients. Even patients with a history of sensitivity or who are concerned about discomfort can easily benefit from “prepless” porcelain veneers. Once the natural tooth is prepared, we move on to preparing your permanent veneers. An impression of the tooth (or teeth) to be treated is taken. This impression serves as a model or guide in the making of your veneers. Generally, porcelain or indirect veneers are completed in two visits. We may apply temporary or provisional veneers to protect the prepared teeth while your permanent veneers are being made in a lab. Once your veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office. Temporaries are removed, and the teeth are cleaned and conditioned with a unique solution to achieve a secure bond between each tooth and each veneer. We’ll confirm that the veneer looks and feels perfect before securing it to the tooth. 

Patients love that porcelain veneers are:

  • Indistinguishable from natural and healthy teeth in how they look
  • Resist stains
  • Strong and can last a lifetime 
  • Low maintenance, care for veneers like natural teeth

There is also an array of alternatives available at our office, from direct veneers (bonding) to dental restorations like partial crowns and full-coverage crowns. Hyde Park Dentistry even offers “teeth in a day” with the advanced CEREC® system. Call us today at 226-271-2522  to schedule your visit. We are at 994 Gainsborough Rd, Unit A, London, ON, N6H 5L4, Canada .