At our North Vancouver dental clinic, our dentists can place thin slices of tooth-coloured porcelain called veneers, onto a tooth, to alter the look of a patient's smile.
Bring Back Your Bright Smile
Veneers are tooth-coloured and thin ceramic shells that a dentist permanently bonds to the fronts of your teeth. They are custom-shaped and shaded before adding them to your smile to match the natural colour of your teeth and your facial structure.
Veneers can provide a lasting fix for cracked, chipped, stained, or slightly misaligned teeth, and they can resist staining from food, drinks, and cigarettes.
Veneers not only cover stains but can help with the appearance of chipped or abnormally sized teeth, creating a more even contour to your smile and lengthening teeth that may be noticeably shorter than others.
The Procedure & Results
Every set of dental veneers is custom-designed based on your needs—to help you achieve the results you want. This means we will schedule two appointments with you, the first to take impressions of your teeth and the second to apply and adjust the veneers to your teeth.
The shade of veneers can be adjusted to your tooth colour and they are applied with minimal discomfort. Dental veneers are strong and durable and will last for many years before they require replacement or repairs.
Some patients decide to have a teeth whitening procedure before having veneers placed so that the colour of the veneers is matched to their brighter teeth shade.
Dental Veneers FAQs
Read the frequently asked questions about veneers available at Seycove Dental.
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are thin shells that are placed on the front surface of the teeth to enhance their appearance—they will hide any noticeable flaws and help the teeth appear straight and even.
Dental veneers are great if you’re experiencing crowding problems, chipped teeth, worn down teeth or have areas of stained teeth.
They are strong and durable and will last for many years before they require replacement or repairs.
How do dental veneers work?
Dental Veneers are incredibly thin shells that are applied on the front surfaces of a person’s teeth.
Depending on the style of veneers, the teeth may be prepped first by removing a small amount of enamel. Once installed, the veneers can cover noticeable flaws to make adjustments to alignment.
They can also adjust the thickness of the teeth to improve spacing.
They are very easy to apply, requiring preparation of the teeth and then securing them in place with a strong dental adhesive.
How much do dental veneers cost?
Veneers typically are not covered by insurance since they are considered to be a cosmetic dental procedure.
The cost of your dental veneers will be determined by a number of factors. In order to get an accurate estimate of the cost of dental veneers to help improve the appearance of your smile, speak to your dentist.
Once your dentist has examined your smile they will be able to recommend next steps and provide you with a detailed estimate that applies to your unique case.
What is the difference between veneers and crowns?
Dental veneers and dental crowns are both used for cosmetic purposes—to resolve chips, stains, discoloration, or crooked teeth.
The main difference between the two is that dental crowns cover the entire tooth surface whereas veneers only cover the front portion of the tooth. Crowns (2 mm) are much thicker than veneers (1 mm) and the price for each is similar.
Crowns provide additional support to damaged teeth whereas veneers do not. However, veneers are a much less invasive procedure and require less removal of the original tooth structure.
Veneers and crowns are both great solutions for patients looking to get a white, straight smile that looks and feels natural.
If you’re interested but unsure which option is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
What is the difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers?
The two main types of dental veneers are porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Both are good options to help you improve the appearance of your smile.
Composite veneers are manufactured in-office, using tooth-coloured resin, and applied directly to the teeth. They are typically less expensive and quicker to apply than porcelain veneers, and they work well to cover up many aesthetic problems.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, out of porcelain, to fit your teeth. These are typically made in a laboratory and sent to our office. We will apply them and ensure they fit your teeth as they should. Porcelain veneers generally last longer because of the stronger material, provide a more natural look, and can fix larger cosmetic issues such as very dark stained teeth or teeth positioned incorrectly.