Veneers in West Vancouver
A dental veneer is a cosmetic shell that is bonded to the front of an existing tooth. Veneers are ideal for individuals who have chipped, worn, or stained teeth that sit at the front of the mouth. Your dentist will colour-match your veneer to the surrounding teeth for a completely natural look.
Porcelain and Ceramic Veneers
Veneers can be made from porcelain, ceramic, and resin. We must fabricate porcelain and ceramic veneers in a dental lab, and the tooth requires more preparation to fit these veneers. Your dentist will grind down the front of the tooth to make room to fit the veneer. They will then take a mould of your teeth and send it to the dental lab for fabrication. Your dentist will fix a temporary veneer until the custom veneer arrives.
Resin-based veneers offer several advantages over porcelain and ceramic veneers. The tooth requires much less preparation, and your dentist will simply create the veneer by adding layers of composite material to the front of the tooth. They will then shape and cure the veneer with a special light.