Improve the shape, size, and colour of teeth for a beautiful, natural-looking smile with Porcelain Veneers.
If you are unhappy with the look of one or more of your teeth, porcelain veneers can dramatically alter their appearance. Porcelain veneers are permanent, durable, and stain-resistant. They can be applied in as few as two visits.
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin, tooth-coloured shells that cover the front of the tooth. They can fix teeth that are chipped or worn, misshapen, discoloured, too short, or spaced too far apart.
The application process begins with a consultation to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for receiving them. Poor candidates include those with weak or unhealthy teeth, thin enamel, or those who grind or clench their teeth frequently.
If porcelain veneers are right for you, we will begin by slightly reshaping the teeth to make room for the porcelain. An impression will then be taken, from which perfectly-fitted, personalized veneers will be made. You may receive temporary veneers until your permanent ones are ready. On your second visit, any temporary veneers will be removed, and the tooth surface will be prepared to receive the permanent porcelain veneers. We will examine the shape, size, colour, and fit of the veneers, and make any necessary adjustments before they are permanently installed. Once you are happy with the look and feel of the veneers, the porcelain shells will be glued to your teeth using dental cement. The result will feel comfortable and natural, and the look of the veneered teeth will be significantly improved.
Veneers must be cared for like regular teeth; if they are treated properly, they will last up to 10 years or so before they require replacement.