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Treatments > Cosmetic options > Veneers

Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made layers of porcelain that are permanently fixed, directly to your teeth.

Veneers are used to close gaps, straighten teeth, replace worn edges or resurface discoloured teeth that for various reasons did not get white enough with the whitening procedures. The best candidates for all veneers are people whose teeth are healthy and free of decay and periodontal disease. However, cavities or tooth decay can be repaired at the time of veneer preparation.

If your front teeth are chipped or crooked or if you have a gap that is beyond what conventional bonding can cover, then veneers might be the best option for you. Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer covers mainly the visible front part of the tooth and slightly wraps over the biting edge.

Veneers can be made of composite or porcelain. Composite veneers are not as strong as porcelain and are more susceptible to staining. Porcelain has an extremely impervious surface that does not pick up permanent stains and retains its beautiful natural appearance.

Cosmetic options > Lumineers™

We are happy to be able to offer the option of Lumineers™. Hand-crafted in California, these are ultra-thin veneers which are unique in that they are contact lens thin and super translucent. Since Lumineers™ are so thin, little or no tooth reduction is necessary depending on the improvement needed. Each case is different and we will be happy to advise you on your solution.

Click here to visit the LUMINEERS™ website


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