Porcelain Veneers in West/North Vancouver

Change Your Smile with Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain fixed onto teeth to enhance appearance, and in some cases, to protect the teeth. Veneers allow many patients to achieve a dramatic smile makeover without highly invasive treatments. The results are also durable, lasting 10-30 years.

Veneers typically require 2-3 appointments:

The first is a consultation to determine the desired look, and plan the shape of the veneers to achieve it.

During the second visit, the tooth surfaces will be prepared, by removing a very thin layer of enamel and taking impressions of the teeth. Using these impressions, veneers are fabricated to fit onto the surfaces, either on-site or at a lab facility.

On the third visit, our dentist will apply a cleaning solution to prepare the tooth surfaces for bonding, and the permanent veneers will be cemented.

The North Vancouver and West Vancouver Dental Veneer Procedure

At North Shore Smile, we prioritize a personalized approach to North Vancouver and West Vancouver cosmetic dentistry. Here’s a general overview of the dental veneer procedure you can expect:

Consultation: During an initial consultation, our experienced dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, discuss your cosmetic goals, and assess your suitability for veneers. We’ll listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. X-rays and digital impressions may be taken to create a personalized treatment plan.

Preparation: If porcelain veneers are chosen, a minimal amount of enamel will be removed from the front surface of your teeth to accommodate the veneer thickness. This ensures a natural and comfortable fit. For composite veneers, minimal to no preparation may be required.

Temporary Veneers: Temporary veneers may be placed on your teeth while the custom-made permanent veneers are being crafted in a dental laboratory.

Veneer Placement: Once your permanent veneers are ready, your dentist will carefully bond them to your teeth using a strong dental adhesive. The color, shape, and size will be meticulously checked to ensure a flawless and aesthetically pleasing result. Any minor adjustments can be made at this stage.

Follow-Up Care: Maintaining good oral hygiene practices is crucial for the longevity of your veneers. Brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and attending regular dental checkups will ensure your veneers continue to look their best.

Benefits of North Vancouver Dental Veneers

Veneers offer a multitude of benefits for those seeking to enhance their smile:

  • Improved Aesthetics: Veneers can dramatically transform the appearance of your smile, boosting your confidence and self-esteem.
  • Durability: Porcelain veneers are highly durable and can last for 10-15 years or even longer with proper care. Composite veneers may require replacement sooner, typically within 5-7 years.
  • Stain Resistance: Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining, allowing you to enjoy a bright white smile for years to come.
  • Versatility: Veneers can address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, from minor chips to gaps and discoloration.
  • Natural Appearance: Advanced materials and techniques allow dentists to create veneers that seamlessly blend with your surrounding teeth, achieving a natural and beautiful

You can schedule an appointment in one of our dental clinics in West Vancouver or North Vancouver. We are committed to excellence in individual, health-centred dental care.