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  • What is a veneer?
    • A veneer is a thin layer of material that is placed on the outside of the tooth. This allows us to change the shape, colour, and orientation of your tooth. A veneer can either be recommended for cosmetic reasons such as to correct the colour, shape, or length of teeth, or for functional reasons like patients with wear.
  • What kind of material is a veneer made out of?
    • There are two types of veneers. Composite veneers and Ceramic veneers. Composite veneers are made filling material and are completed in a single appointment on the same day as the veneer preparation. On the other hand, ceramic veneers involve a dental laboratory to custom make the shape and shade of the tooth using life like ceramic materials.
  • How much of my tooth will be shaved off?
    • A typical veneer preparation is very conservative and involves removing between 0.3-1.0 mm of the outside layer (enamel) of your tooth
  • What’s the difference between composite and ceramic veneers?
    • Composite veneers
      • The procedure is completed within a single visit with artistically free handing filling material to correct the shape and shade of the tooth.
      • Composite veneers are weaker than ceramic veneers. They are not recommended with patients that grind their teeth or have a harsh diet.
      • Composite veneers tend to change colour over time. They are not recommended in patients with diets that involve heavy staining foods like coffee, red wine, and turmeric.
    • Ceramic veneers
      • The ceramics provide an unparalleled life like result that mimics natural teeth
      • They are significantly stronger than composite veneers
      • Ceramic veneers don’t stain over time.
  • What’ s the procedure like for ceramic veneers?
    • 1st appointment
      • Tooth preparation and conservative removal of the outer layer of the tooth. A set of dental impressions & records are then taken to communicate with the lab and a set of temporary veneers are inserted during the wait period. The temporary veneer phase ranges from cases to case but typically takes 2-3 weeks. During the temporary phase is not unusual to feel some minor sensitivity to cold.
    • 2nd appointment
        • The final veneers are tried in. After you approve of them and are happy for them to be inserted, the final permanent cementation of the veneer in completed.




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