Veneers are thin shells made from ceramic, porcelain or resinous compound, which are fixed to the visible part of the tooth. They are used to correct the appearance of stained, spaced-out or irregularly-shaped teeth. Veneers are mostly placed on anterior teeth to improve one’s smile. They are a good option when we are looking simply improve dental aesthetics.
There are two types of veneers to choose from: composite and porcelain veneers. Our team will be happy to help you in determining which is best suited to your situation.
Composite veneers, made on site
Entirely made of resinous compound, this type of veneer is fabricated in the dental chair during a single visit. Composite veneers are often used to correct the aesthetics of one tooth or of two teeth.
• Technique requiring little time.
• Many teeth can be made in a single visit.
• The colour is less stable over time.
• Doesn’t last as long as porcelain veneers.
Between 3 to 5 years if it is properly maintained and of course, with regular dental follow-ups.
Porcelain veneers, made in a laboratory
Porcelain veneers require a little more work because they are custom-made in a laboratory. First, the dentist must take an impression of your tooth and send it to the laboratory to create a veneer that will match the tooth, both in shape and colour. A temporary veneer will be placed on your tooth while waiting for your permanent one to be sent from the laboratory. During your second appointment, the dentist will fix the porcelain veneer to your tooth with cement that was specially created for it to stay permanently in place.
• Lasts longer than a resinous compound veneer.
• Choice of shade closer to your adjacent teeth.
• The tooth has a very natural look.
• More resistant than a composite veneer.
• Resists food stains.
Between 5 to 10 years if it is properly maintained and of course, with regular dental follow-ups.
Please contact us and it will be our pleasure to set up a consultation for you with one of our professionals.