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How dental veneers are changing Port Credit smiles

The term “veneer” is derived from “furnier,” an old Germanic word meaning “to furnish or equip.” That’s an apt description for dental veneers. A dental veneer is a thin façade of strong, lustrous porcelain that mimics the translucency of natural tooth enamel. It is precisely fitted to the front surface of a tooth and bonded in place to furnish or equip you with a new smile. With an artistic touch Dr. Rina Kotecha has been changing smiles in Port Credit and nearby areas with dental veneers for more than a decade.

Beautiful young woman with perfect smile.

How dental veneers change your smile

Veneers are an extremely versatile technique to cosmetically improve teeth. Dr. Rina uses veneers to:

  • Disguise chips, cracks, and natural flaws (bumps and pits) in tooth enamel
  • Hide stubborn discoloration that does not respond to professional whitening
  • Cover old, dark dental work
  • Improve the look of teeth that are worn down, appear too short, or have an unusual shape
  • Correct the appearance of mild misalignment – gaps, overlaps, shifted, or twisted teeth – without orthodontic straightening
  • Bring faultless uniformity to your smile

A single tooth may be treated in this manner, or all those that are readily visible when you speak, smile, or laugh.

More about veneers

The process begins with a consultation to determine if veneers are the best option for your cosmetic goals, and if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Patients who grind or clench excessively may damage veneers, and existing oral problems such as gum disease or tooth decay must be addressed before veneers are applied.

Dr. Rina prepares teeth and takes impressions. That information and your choice in shading goes to a professional dental laboratory where the veneers are fabricated. In about two weeks you return to Dentistry on 10 for your new smile! Precise adjustments are made to the fit, if necessary, and the veneers are cemented securely into place. Then your smile is polished to perfection.

Dr. Rina gives care instructions to help your veneers last a long time. For example, you may need to wear a night guard and avoid biting directly into very hard foods to protect your veneers. It is important to brush after meals with a little extra attention where the veneer meets the gum line, and to floss daily. The veneers won’t decay, but your teeth underneath can, and good oral hygiene helps prevent gum disease.

It’s not quite instant, but you can have a whole new look in just two visits. Call Dentistry on 10 today at (905) 455-9262 for a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Rina.

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What issue did you have before you came here with your teeth? Before I came to see Doctor, there was a front tooth of mine which broke and that were two teeth put for me in front. Many years ago, in Tanzania and a slum. So, one day when I was eating something hard It broke so I had to come to doctor. I came and I showed Doctor and Doctor said this has to be removed. Once I remove this, we will have to put a bridge for you And I said Okay because without that two teeth in the front, I could not smile. I was looking terrible You know, so I said to doctor. Okay I’ll, I’ll, put a bridge, she said I’ll put fight for you and I said how much will it cost Doctor, and Doctor gave me the price and I told her OKAY. I have my son in Tanzania. I’m going to tell him about it, tell him about the price and see what he’s saying and asking should I do it here, Should I come to Tanzania and do it, and he told me no mum. I want you to do it with Doctor Rena. So go ahead. So, I came back and I told doctor I want to do it and she started working on me and one day I was called. That’s the day I was going to get my bridge. She told me you’ll have to have patience. You have to for three hours this work will take. I said Okay she handled me so well. The reason is I cannot lie flat on the bed, so I brought my pillow. I put my pillow and doctor worked and worked. Maybe Doctor was getting tired because you know they had to bend down, but she did it then she gave me a break after one and. 1/2 hour. I got up. I came out, had a walk, went back again, then she started again and after three hours she fixed the bridge and she said to me. Look, how do you look now? Oh God, I was shocked. I was shocked. I said doctor, look at my smile, it’s so good Now I don’t have to worry You know, so I can show Everybody, my teeth now like. That so that was it. And I’m so happy with Doctor Reena and I would recommend her to Anybody who ever wants to do a bridge Because she really handled me with care. I do not really know If I had gone some other dentist, if they would have had the patience, the patience she took with me was fantastic and I’m always thanking God for giving such a good doctor.

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Meet Dr. Rina Kotecha

Dr. Rina Kotecha is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She possesses 19 years of expertise in the dentistry field specializing in general dentistry. She has further qualifications from the MGE Executive Training Program and Master Implant Training Program while holding certification in Soft Tissue Management Program by DenMat. She completed the Rondeau Seminars in Level I Orthodontics and she is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and Ontario Dental Implant Network.