Bring Back Your Bright Smile
Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain or composite resin shells that are permanently bonded to your teeth.
They are custom-made, shaped, and coloured to match both your smile and the structure of your face.
Veneers are resistant to permanent staining from food, drinks, and cigarettes and can be a fix for chipped, stained, or slightly misaligned teeth.
Lumineers are one of the kinds of porcelain veneer treatment options we offer for our patients looking for dental veneers.
Lumineers are thinner than conventional porcelain veneers and can be applied through a quicker procedure. All of this may mean that treatment with Lumineers may be more convenient to some patients.
Ask our Marine Dental Clinic team about whether Lumineers are the right kind of veneer treatment for your smile.
How Veneers Work
If you have stains that our teeth whitening procedures aren't able to remove, veneers can cover the discolouration. Both kinds of veneers offered at our office are bonded to your teeth to give your smile a natural appearance.
You may be able to see very slight variations in the colour of porcelain veneers compared to the rest of your teeth only if you look closely.
Some patients may decide to have their teeth whitened prior to having veneers placed so the veneer colour can be matched to a whiter shade.
The Veneer Procedure
The exact procedure involved in applying veneers to our patients will vary based on what kind of veneers they have chosen to have applied to their smiles.
Porcelain Veneers Procedure
Porcelain veneers first require a model, or impression, to be taken of the teeth on which you will have veneers placed.
the dentist will make a 3D scan of the tooth surface. This scan will then be used to develop a virtual model of the tooth for your custom porcelain veneer.
When ready, the veneer will be cemented to the front of your tooth – providing an updated and natural appearance to the tooth.
Composite Resin Veneers Procedure
Veneers made from composite resin can either be applied directly to the front of your teeth or prepared outside of your mouth and then bonded to your teeth.
For direct composite veneers, they will be shaped by your dentist after your mouth has been prepared in order to create the desired level of evenness to your smile.
Indirect composite veneers will be shaped outside of your mouth, and then placed on your teeth after the same preparation process is done as is required for direct veneers.