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Dental Veneers for a Brighter Smile

Your smile is one of the first things that most people notice about you. Your smile can be enhanced using teeth whitening treatment. A Dental Veneer could help you improve your smile when whitening cannot.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are customized for your teeth to be attached to the front surface to augment their appearance. They’re often made from porcelain or resin-composite materials and are bonded to your teeth. Veneers can be used to treat for various cosmetic purposes, like discolored, chipped, misshapen, broken, or smaller teeth.

Types of dental veneers

Dental veneers can be of two types:

  • Direct veneers: They are made out of composite resin restorative material directly on the tooth surface. They are completed in a single appointment.

  • Indirect veneers: They are made out of porcelain, fabricated in laboratory to custom-fit the tooth surface, They are externally bonded on the surface of the tooth preparation. They may require more than one appointments.


Getting dental veneers usually requires three trips to the dentist. The dentist performs the consultation and takes impression of your teeth. Your dentist may take X-rays to evaluate your teeth’s health to look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or the need for root canals. If you have any of these, you may not be a candidate for veneers.

In the second appointment the surface of teeth are prepared that is, they are trimmed to receive the veneers. One tooth or many teeth can undergo the veneering process at the same time. Dental impression is taken and the models are sent to the lab for veneer fabrication. In the third appointment, the veneers are bonded on the teeth surface with dental cement.

Benefits of dental veneers

Veneers offer these advantages:

  • They provide a natural and esthetic appearance by improving your smile

  • They can fix chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, misalignment and/or discoloration

  • They are stain resistant replace enamel damaged by Abrasion, Erosion, attrition, etc.

  • Veneer treatment is painless and does not involve the use of anesthesia

  • They can make your teeth appear more white.

  • They are stronger and look better than crowns

Taking care of your veneers

  • Veneers can chip under pressure so avoid chewing hard foods

  • It may take you a few days to get used to your veneers. However let your dentist know if your bite does not feel right after the veneer placement

  • Keep your teeth and gums clean by brushing and flossing each day. You can still get cavities under or around veneers.

Alternatives to Dental Veneer

Alternatives to veneers include:

  • Teeth whitening treatment

  • Dental crowns

Veneers may be your best choice if you want to change the shape of your teeth more than just a little bit, as is done with bonding, but not enough to require a crown. BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH US, ETOBICOKE TOP RATED DENTAL OFFICES.


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