Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?

Porcelain Veneer Candidates – Toronto

The smile is an expression of joy and pleasure, so Dr. Sol Weiss believes it is only right that the smile itself be a source of pride and happiness. No one should feel the need to hide his or her smile because of cosmetic flaws. Unfortunately, many patients do feel self conscious about the appearance of the smile. Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of the teeth by masking various dental imperfections. Porcelain veneer candidates at our Toronto practice are often concerned about their tooth colour, alignment, or shape.

Porcelain Veneer Candidates

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, it is highly likely that porcelain veneers can help. Porcelain veneers are thin, porcelain shells that sit over the visible face of the teeth. These custom-made fabrications conceal the teeth and create the appearance of a straight, white, even, healthy smile. Any patient who is concerned with cosmetic flaws and who has healthy teeth and gums is likely an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers treatment. Below are some of the imperfections that can be addressed through the application of porcelain veneers:

  • Tooth discoloration and stains (even intrinsic stains can be concealed)
  • Minor alignment problems
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Crooked, turned, or twisted teeth
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Small cracks or chips
  • Worn-down teeth

Important Considerations

Candidates for porcelain veneers treatment should understand that this is considered a permanent treatment. In order to accommodate the placement of veneers, a small amount of natural tooth enamel will be removed. Because of this, when the original veneers become worn down or damaged, the teeth will need to be covered with a new set of veneers.

To determine if permanent veneers really meet the needs and want of our patients, we allow them to test out our porcelain veneers prior to treatment. If Dr. Weiss determines that a patient is a suitable candidate for treatment, he will create a “wax-up,” that will show patients what their teeth will look like after porcelain veneers treatment. We encourage patients to take this wax-up home, look it over, and share it with friends to decide if they feel that porcelain veneers treatment is right for them. This is a good way for us to determine is a patient is truly a good candidate for veneers treatment.


Porcelain veneers are one of the best ways for patients to give their smiles a complete makeover. The veneers are fabricated using strong and durable porcelain that can withstand daily wear and tear. Porcelain veneers are also resistant to stains so they should continue to look their best throughout their lifespan.

Schedule an Appointment

If you want to enhance the beauty of your smile and you have a number of minor blemishes that require attention, porcelain veneers may be your ideal cosmetic treatment option. If you’d like to find out if you are an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sol Weiss at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!

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