Our dentists at North Burnaby Dental Group can apply dental veneers — thin slices of tooth-coloured porcelain — to your teeth to change the look of your smile as a non-invasive treatment option.
Bring Back Your Bright Smile
Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured ceramic shells that are permanently bonded to the front of your teeth. They are custom-shaped and shaded to match your smile and facial structure.
Veneers can provide a lasting fix for cracked, chipped, stained, or slightly misaligned teeth, and they resist permanent staining from food, drinks, and cigarettes.
How Veneers Work
If you have stains that cannot be removed with teeth whitening, veneers can cover them and help make your teeth appear more even. Porcelain veneers are permanently bonded to the tooth, giving your smile a natural appearance.
Since a veneer is very thin, there is minimal risk to your natural teeth.
Veneers are also resistant to staining from tea, coffee, or even cigarette smoking.
With porcelain veneers, we can cover cracks, chips and even the toughest stains. Patients who choose veneers leave with a bright, natural-looking smile.
This procedure is a relatively easy way to change the shape and appearance of your teeth and requires little to no anaesthesia.
First, 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.
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.
That said, colour variations can even occur in natural teeth and the casual observer will likely not notice these.
Some patients may decide to have a teeth whitening procedure prior to having veneers placed so that the colour of the veneers is matched to a whiter, brighter shade.