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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.

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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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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.