Porcelain Veneers in Surrey
What is a Dental Veneer?
Veneers are thin, custom-constructed shells of material designed to cover dental imperfections. The veneer is placed over the front surface of a tooth in order to improve appearance
Types of Veneers
Veneers are typically composed of either composite resin or porcelain. Dr. Chohan offers direct veneers with custom-tinted composite resin. These are done in one visit, usually. Resin veneers are thin and require less off the surface of your tooth before they are put on.
We also offer indirect porcelain veneers, made in a dental lab. Porcelain veneers are more durable and long lasting, and they require 2 or 3 visits to complete the procedure. Resin veneers are essentially the minimally invasive way to cover up small chips or discolouration in teeth. Porcelain veneers are generally more appropriate for severe cases of cracking, discolouration, chipping and spacing of teeth
Veneers have been called the “instant smile makeover” and “instant orthodontics” because they quickly and completely transform a smile’s appearance.
Who Needs Porcelain Veneers?
In a world where your smile is an important aspect of life, any kind of procedure to improve it should be considered by everyone. The appearance of your teeth can make a difference in getting that high-paying job or meeting that special someone – and dental veneers can help you get there. Image conscious teens and adults who want a more appealing smile and more natural-looking teeth may also benefit from composite or porcelain veneers. Still, veneers serve a purpose. They help aid specific issues with the appearance of teeth and can correct these common dental issues:
- Permanently stained tooth enamel
- Chipped teeth
- Wide spacing between teeth
- Short, stubby-looking teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Slightly crooked or twisted teeth
- Unevenly sized teeth
What to Expect at a Dental Veneer Appointment
Dr. Chohan will look at your records, perhaps take new x-rays and intraoral photographs, and discuss your goals. Your input, feelings and needs are critical to the veneer process. She will want to know what you like and dislike about your smile, and what traits you admire in a smile. You may review photos with the doctor, and feel free to bring photos of smiles you like. Once the doctor understands your preferences and dental records, she’ll prepare your teeth for veneers.
The Dental Veneer Process
Following the initial appointment, if you opt for composite veneers, Dr. Chohan may place them in a single visit. Should you prefer lab-crafted porcelain veneers, your first clinical appointment will involve preparing your teeth for the restorations and taking an impression for the laboratory ceramist. You will wear temporary dental veneers while the permanent restorations are being fabricated. When you attend a final clinical appointment, the doctor will replace your temporaries with your custom-made, beautiful, durable porcelain veneers.
Simplified, the dental veneer process (for porcelain veneers) breaks down to 3 steps:
- Diagnosis. The first appointment where Dr. Chohan will work with you to understand your situation and dental needs.
- Preparation. The second appointment where Dr. Chohan will prepare your teeth for veneers and install temporary dental veneers.
- Bonding. The final visit where Dr. Chohan will replace the temporary dental veneers with permanent, porcelain veneers.
Remember: The entire dental veneer process can take 2-3 visits to the dentist, depending on a number of factors including the type of veneers involved.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers offer the following advantages:
- They provide a natural tooth appearance.
- Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
- Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
- Porcelain veneers can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
- Veneers offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.
What to Expect Following Treatment
Care for veneers as you do your natural teeth. Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, floss once a day, and visit Dr. Chohan for six-month checkups and cleanings. Your veneers will not stain at the same rate as your natural tooth enamel, so you might need periodic teeth whitening to maintain uniformity in the colouring of your teeth. With proper care, composite veneers generally last seven years or longer, and porcelain veneers can last ten to twenty years or longer.
If you opt for composite veneers, Dr. Chohan may place them in a single visit. Should you prefer lab-crafted porcelain veneers, your first clinical appointment will involve preparing your teeth for the restorations and taking an impression for the laboratory ceramist. You will wear temporary veneers while the permanent restorations are being fabricated. When you attend a final clinical appointment, the doctor will replace your temporaries with your custom-made, beautiful, durable porcelain veneers.
Book a Consultation Now!
Call us to book a consultation today if you are interested in getting porcelain veneers and be one step closer to having the smile of your dreams! We also offer sedation dentistry as an option to make you as comfortable as possible. You may also be interested in our other cosmetic dental services including teeth whitening and Invisalign™.
Our dental clinic serves patients from Surrey, Delta, White Rock, Langley, and surrounding communities.