Porcelain veneers are frequently used in the world of cosmetic dentistry, as they offer a quick, painless, and affordable solution to many aesthetic dental concerns. At Trillium Dental, we are pleased to offer porcelain veneers at each of our eight dental clinics in Ottawa, including Alta Vista, Downtown Ottawa, Stittsville, and the Bayshore and Westgate Malls. From our team of family dentists and dental hygienists, here’s what you need to know about porcelain veneers!


Though this may seem obvious, the main benefit of porcelain veneers is that they can greatly improve the appearance of your teeth. So, what are veneers, exactly? Dental veneers are very thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the teeth in order to cover up cosmetic imperfections, such as cracked or chipped teeth, yellow teeth, or teeth that are not shaped to your satisfaction. These tooth cover-ups are also incredibly discreet, given most dental offices offer a variety of different shades of white veneers, so you can choose the one that best matches your ideal tooth color. The end result is a beautiful, white smile in no time!


Another great thing about dental veneers is that they can be customized for each individual dental patient. As previously mentioned, our dentists will work with you to determine which shade of white you’d like your new teeth to be, as well as which imperfections you want to cover up. Got a chipped tooth that drives you crazy? Porcelain veneers can smooth it over, leaving the tooth looking good as new. Tired of having stained teeth from tobacco, cola, medications, or drinking coffee every morning? Porcelain veneers offer an effortless alternative to at-home teeth whitening kits, and they are sometimes even cheaper than using professional teeth whitening gel at your local dental clinic, depending on your dental insurance coverage.


Despite being extremely thin, porcelain veneers are strong and long-lasting — that is, unless you take a baseball bat to the face, trip and fall on the sidewalk, or bite into something hard, like a jawbreaker candy. Because of this, you won’t have to walk on eggshells with your newly covered teeth, but do keep in mind that they can break if enough force is applied or if you grind your teeth at night. Fortunately, if one of your porcelain veneers does chip or break, this is easy for our family dentists to touch up when you visit us in Ottawa.


There’s nothing better than being able to smile from ear to ear without hesitation, and porcelain veneers can help you regain confidence in your smile if you’ve been holding back due to insecurities. Whether you’ve been battling with yellow teeth and have tried all the teeth whitening strips at the drugstore or you’ve got a tooth crack that’s driving you nuts, porcelain veneers offer the perfect cosmetic dentistry solution to get your confidence back up. If you’re interested in learning more about dental veneers or any of our other cosmetic dentistry options, such as white fillings, dental crowns, or complete smile makeovers, contact us today or book an appointment online at Trillium Dental in Ottawa!