Dental veneers:
improve the appearance of your teeth

Dental veneers are simply a thin layer of porcelain, acrylic or composite resin attached to the visible part of the teeth. Veneers are among the alternatives that can improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. They are most often considered to be cosmetic dentistry. When used, dental veneers have the ability to correct certain imperfections in the smile by improving the colour, shape, length, angle, spacing and apparent position of the teeth.

Do you want to improve the aesthetics of your smile or correct the appearance of a tooth with a veneer? Ask our staff for more information. We will be happy to give you all the information you need to make an informed choice.

Our dental office is located near the Papineau metro station and has a qualified staff and all the necessary equipment to meet your needs. Contact us for more information!

What is the purpose of a dental veneer?

Dental veneers can conceal some deep and unsightly stains that are impossible to remove by simple dental cleaning. They also help correct tooth colour when teeth whitening is not enough. Veneers can also be used to hide cracks in a tooth’s enamel, as well as to fill a gap between two teeth. They can correct the shape of a tooth and other apparent defects. However, dental veneers have a “biological cost”. It is generally necessary to remove the healthy enamel from the teeth to be covered in order to clear a space that will allow a suitable thickness of veneer. Dental veneers may need to be replaced. These points must be taken into consideration.

What types of dental veneers are there and how are they applied?

There are two types of veneers: the direct veneer and the indirect veneer. The direct veneer is made from composite resin. This veneer is placed in the mouth and is hardened by light. The indirect veneer is made of ceramic, porcelain or acrylic. It is custom-made in the lab based on a tooth impression. A temporary veneer is installed for about 2 weeks, the time required to manufacture the indirect veneer.

To make a dental veneer, the dentist takes an impression of the cut and prepared tooth, then places a temporary veneer that will protect it until the final veneer is made. The veneers are simply glued to the visible side of the teeth.

Maintenance and post-operative follow-up

Good oral hygiene is always essential, even when it comes to dental veneers. Since this treatment is irreversible, it forces the patient to wear veneers for life. However, this solution does not require any special maintenance. Daily dental care therefore remains the same.

Choosing the right practice for dental veneer placement

Dental veneers are used to correct tooth colour when bleaching is not enough. They also restore the shape of worn, broken, too short or damaged teeth. They correct misaligned teeth, slight overlapping and interdental spaces. Dental veneers therefore provide many benefits when needed. Are you considering dental veneers and would like to know more about this efficient and quick method? You are welcome to contact Clinique Dentaire 1935 in Montreal. We will be happy to explain the process in detail. If your situation is urgent and requires immediate assistance, contact our dental emergency service immediately. We provide daily time slots to welcome you when these situations arise.