Veneers help to restore the appearance of a beautiful smile in patients with damaged, uneven or stained teeth. It’s an effective and minimally invasive treatment option for patients looking to achieve a straighter, whiter smile. Veneers are very thin, tooth-coloured pieces that are made from materials such as porcelain or composite resin.
Veneers are often attached to the front of teeth to change the size, length, shape and colour of teeth to create a more uniform and beautiful smile. Porcelain veneers often last longer but may take some time to create. Composite veneer placement can be a faster and more cost-effective solution as they can be sculpted in-practice. Both types look and function beautifully.
How can veneers improve my smile?
While veneers used to be exclusively for the wealthy and famous (think movie stars and models), these days they’re one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments for anyone looking for minimally invasive and amazingly effective procedure.
Veneers come in a wide variety of shades, shapes, and sizes. They’re ideal for:
- Darkened or excessively discoloured teeth
- Teeth with chips, cracks, or breaks
- Uneven, short, or small teeth
- Teeth damaged by an injury
- Teeth worn down by excessive grinding
Are dental veneers safe?
Yes! In fact, veneers are not only safe, but they’re also a way to protect your natural teeth from damage or excessive staining, as they provide a buffer between your tooth and your mouth.
Veneers are made using non-harmful materials such as composite resin or porcelain which are safe for natural teeth. As they are custom-made to fit to a patient’s mouth, they ensure the utmost comfort.
While your teeth may require contouring before the veneer can be placed, the overall process is usually relatively quick and minimally invasive.
How long do dental veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can last anywhere from 5-10 years; composite veneers generally last for 3 to 5 years.
Proper oral care and maintenance will contribute greatly to the lifespan of veneers. It’s important that patients maintain daily brushing and flossing habits. It’s essential that patients book a regular check-up with a dentist to maintain your smile and to avoid drinking dark beverages (e.g. coffee or tea) or chewing on hard items (e.g. ice, pencils or crunchy foods). This may dull or damage both veneers and natural teeth.
How do I know if veneers are right for me?
Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments and can be ideal for patients who are looking to alter their smile without removing teeth or simply seeking to change the appearance of a few teeth with a minimally invasive procedure.
To discover if veneers are the right solution for you, simply schedule a consultation with our professional team. We’ll perform a thorough assessment to determine which procedures are right for your unique needs and desires.
Do you accept payment plans for dental veneers?
We aim to make a beautiful smile accessible for everyone which is why we offer a number of flexible payment options such as Humm, allowing you to access up to $12,000 interest free. Learn more about our payment options or contact us to set up a consultation today.