Improve Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored overlays, custom made to cover the front surface of teeth. Once in place, the veneer enhances and/or improves the length, shape, size, or color of each individual tooth.
If you are feeling insecure about your smile or about the shape of your teeth, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sidhu to learn more about this transformative cosmetic dental procedure.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Traditionally, patients have a preliminary consultation with Dr. Sidhu to cover all of their options and to determine if they are a good candidate for dental veneers. If the patient is in good oral health and is ready to proceed, we detail all aspects of treatment, from teeth preparation through veneer application.
In a follow up appointment, we have our patients participate in the smile design process by sharing their preferences for the shape, length, width and colour of the veneers. We use technology that allows patient’s to see anticipated results before the procedure. During the smile design process our goal is to understand patient expectations so that we improve the appearance of their teeth in the most natural way.
At this time we also remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth and take impressions of your mouth, which are then sent to a dental lab. The lab creates a model of your teeth, crafts the thin ceramic shells, and sends the customized veneers back to Alma Dental Centre.
In a follow up appointment, we bond the ceramic shells to the front of the teeth and give you that new and improved smile you have been looking for.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers typically last 10 – 15 years and can help to:
- Reshape imperfect teeth that are too short or too long
- Restore chipped, cracked or broken teeth
- Align teeth to refine your bite
- Brighten teeth without chemical procedures
- Fill in excess spaces or gaps between teeth
For more information on what to expect with this procedure, check this Dental Association Link for an overview. If you interested in porcelain veneers and live in the Vancouver communities of Kitsilano, Point Grey or UBC, please contact us to book an appointment today.