At South Granville Dentistry in Vancouver, our dentists use porcelain dental veneers, which are bonded to the fronts of teeth, as an effective and non-invasive option for improving the appearance of your smile.
Veneers can mask stains that cannot be removed with teeth whitening and can help make teeth look more even. They are permanently bonded to the tooth, resulting in a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Because a veneer is very thin, there is minimal risk to the natural teeth. Veneers are also highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking.
This procedure requires little or no anesthesia, making it a relatively easy way to improve the appearance of your teeth.
First, a highly accurate 3D scan is made of the tooth surface. This scan is used to create a virtual model of the tooth which is then sent to an onsite milling unit that will create a porcelain veneer.
The veneer is then cemented onto the tooth to affix it permanently.
Upon close inspection, it will likely be possible to see very slight variations in the colour of porcelain veneers compared to the rest of the teeth. However, this occurs even in natural teeth, and will not be noticeable to the casual observer.
You may want to consider a course of teeth whitening prior to having porcelain veneer work done so that the colour of the veneers is matched to a whiter, brighter shade.
We are always happy to accept new patients to our dental clinic! With a comprehensive range of dental services, South Granville Dentistry can help you maintain and protect your oral health. Get in touch with us today to book an appointment.