Porcelain Veneers with Allied Dental Centre

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are custom-fitted restorations (shells) that are applied and bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth in your smile “zone.” They are used to cosmetically camouflage teeth that are crooked or misshapen or to cover up gaps, stains and chips in your teeth.

How are Porcelain Veneers Applied?

In order to create a custom, natural fit, the dentist starts by meeting with you to determine the “look” you’d like to achieve, while checking the appropriateness of your teeth for veneers and obtaining the best color matches.

Next, the dentist prepares the front surfaces of the teeth to be fitted with veneers. Then, we take an impression of your teeth, so the veneers can be made by the laboratory for a good fit, with the correct color and shape. While your new “teeth” are being made, we may place temporary veneers on your teeth until the permanent ones are ready.

At the next visit, we will have you approve the color and shape of your new veneers prior to cementing them. Your teeth will be cleaned with a mild acidic solution and then a tooth-colored bonding adhesive is applied along with the veneers to cement them into place.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

As a conservative dental approach to cover teeth imperfections and fill in the gaps, porcelain veneers are an ideal choice because:

  • Minimal tooth structure is removed
  • They are strong and stain-resistant
  • With proper care, they can last
  • The procedure produces very little pain or discomfort