Porcelain veneers are strong, custom-formed, natural-looking covers that are bonded to the surface of teeth. They look just like perfectly healthy and natural teeth. Veneers are often used to repair chipped, decayed or stained teeth and to reshape teeth and close gaps.
Bring out the best of your smile with veneers
There are a few different options for improving the look of your smile. Veneers are just one of many different options. Whether or not dental veneers are right for you will depend on your vision for your smile and the condition of your teeth and oral health. What sets dental veneers apart from other treatments?
With modern dental veneers, very little to no material must be removed from the tooth before the veneers can be permanently bonded to the tooth. This procedure is less invasive than a crown and preserves more of the natural tooth.
Veneers can be matched to your natural teeth or can strategically improve the whiteness and brightness of your smile. Dental veneers will give you a whiter and brighter smile that lasts much longer than with just teeth whitening.
Close gaps without unnecessary orthodontic treatment, repair misshapen, chipped or cracked teeth without dental bonding and enjoy a whiter bright smile all from the same treatment. For a complete smile overhaul, dental veneers may be the complete package.
Getting veneers is simple and easy
Before we get started we’d like to hear from you how and why you would like to improve your tooth or teeth. We want to ensure veneers are the best option for you and will help you achieve your smile goals. We may recommend a treatment plan before veneers are done, to ensure your gums are as healthy as possible and your veneers have a clean and healthy foundation.
Preparing your teeth
To make space for your veneer, a thin layer of enamel is removed from the front of your tooth. We numb the area before we start working and the amount of enamel removed is very minimal. Next, we will take an impression of your prepared tooth and it’s neighbours to make sure your veneers fit perfectly and blend in with your smile.
Creating and placing veneers
A temporary veneer will be placed for your comfort while your permanent veneers are being created. Once they’re ready to go, your temporary veneers will be removed and the perfect permanent veneers will be permanently bonded in place. After some finishing touches and a quick polish, your smile will be ready to dazzle.
Caring for Veneers
Your new veneers will look and feel like natural teeth, and you must take care of them like you would your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing twice a day and routine cleanings and checkups are highly recommended! With proper care, your veneers will last ten years or more.
Cost of Dental Veneers in Toronto
The out-of-pocket cost for a dental veneer can vary widely from patient to patient. With a typical insurance plan, a single veneer averages out to about $600+. Without insurance, a reasonable ball-park figure for a veneer would be about $1400 and up.
So what goes into determining the cost of veneers?
- The number of veneers that are needed.
- The complexity of the procedure.
- Your vision for your smile.
- Supplies and equipment that are required for your specific treatment plan.
Remember, no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone. Ultimately, your needs are as unique as your smile. It’s important to speak with a dentist and undergo an oral exam to find out all your treatment options and to receive an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, we would be happy to supply you with a quote to submit to them so you can find out your out-of-pocket costs before you make a decision.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
A porcelain veneer is a layer of porcelain placed over a tooth. Veneers strengthen and restore damaged teeth or improve the aesthetics of a smile.
It’s ultimately up to you to decide how many veneers you need. You may wish to get veneers just on the teeth which are most visible when you smile.
Veneers are permanently bonded to your tooth and need the same care as your natural teeth. With regular brushing, flossing and check-ups, your veneers can last ten years or more.
Care for your veneers the same way you would care for your natural teeth. Brush at least twice daily with a non-abrasive toothpaste and floss at least once per day. Avoid sugary or acidic drinks and foods after brushing and especially before bed. And don’t forget to book your routine cleaning and checkup every 6 months!