SOURCE: Susie Ang, DDS

Susie Ang, DDS

May 09, 2013 05:01 ET

Toronto Dentist Takes New Conservative Approach to Porcelain Veneers

Due to Recent Developments in Materials and Technology, Dr. Ang Is Able to Offer Minimal-Prep and No-Prep Porcelain Veneers to Her Toronto Cosmetic Dentistry Patients

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) - Dr. Susie Ang offers porcelain veneers as a durable alternative to crowns or orthodontics to help her Toronto dentistry patients enhance the color, shape, and size of their teeth. Porcelain veneers address cosmetic concerns such as chips, stains, and misalignment. According to Dr. Ang, this procedure has been increasing in popularity and -- thanks to newly available materials and advanced technology -- veneers can now be applied with a minimal-prep or "no-prep" technique.

These minimal-prep and no-prep porcelain veneers are made from ultra-thin custom shells of porcelain that are bonded to the patients' pre-existing, natural tooth structure. Dr. Ang says the goal of the procedure is to minimize the amount of tooth structure altered during the application of each patient's veneers. Unlike other cosmetic enhancement procedures that require the removal of a substantial amount of natural tooth structure, she aims to use the patients' pre-existing teeth as a base for cosmetic enhancement.

In regard to the veneer process itself, Dr. Ang uses a wax-up model of her patients' teeth to show them a preview of the end results they can expect. Together, they collaborate to create a plan that will best achieve the patient's desired aesthetic. She also highlights that recent advancements in materials and technology have allowed cosmetic dentists to be more inventive with how the porcelain veneers are made and applied. The new material used for porcelain veneers is stronger, which allows the veneers themselves to be substantially thinner. The thinner veneer takes up less space in the patient's mouth, requiring minimal to no alterations to the patient's natural teeth.

Additionally, the Toronto cosmetic dentist says this advanced material is highly stain resistant, making porcelain veneers the optimal choice for closing gaps or masking discolored teeth that do not respond well to whitening procedures. Dr. Ang adds that though the materials and the technology have changed, porcelain veneers still deliver the same high-quality cosmetic results.

While Dr. Ang talks to her patients about how minimum prep porcelain veneers will yield a more natural looking result, not all patients are aiming for the same aesthetic: "There is a spectrum of aesthetics that patients are looking for in regard to the results of their teeth." Dr. Ang recognizes this range of patient aesthetics, and for this reason, she strives to work with her patients to customize the veneer process and match their individual expectations.

About Susie Ang, DDS

A graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Susie Ang has completed rigorous dental training and continuing education courses including a post graduate program in Esthetic Dentistry at SUNY Buffalo. She is an active member of a number of prestigious medical organizations such as the Academy of General Dentistry, the Canadian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the American Society for Dental Aesthetics. Dr. Ang offers her Toronto cosmetic dentistry patients a variety of dental treatments and procedures ranging from porcelain veneers and teeth whitening, to dental implants and Invisalign®. She is available for interview upon request.

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