Feel Like a V.I.P. with Porcelain Veneers in Victoria, BC

Veneers can help you look and feel your best. No more feeling self-conscious when you smile. No more shying away from the camera. No more hiding! At Vancouver Island Prosthodontics, we provide veneers in Victoria, BC, for patients who are ready to improve the appearance of their discoloured, worn down, chipped, broken, misaligned, or uneven teeth.

At least 2 appointments are typically required to receive dental veneers. At your initial consultation, we'll talk about the condition of your teeth and develop a treatment plan for you. During the procedure, a very thin layer of enamel will be removed from your tooth so the veneer can be securely bonded to its surface using a special adhesive. Your veneers will be precisely placed and polished to perfection. We’ll give you the smile that you’ve always wanted!

What exactly are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells of porcelain used to resurface the teeth. Veneers improve the appearance of your teeth by changing their shape, length and colour. Porcelain is the ideal material for dental veneers because of the strength and durability it provides. It also resists stains and reflects light just like natural teeth so it's not obvious that you have veneers.

Are there other types of veneers?

Composite veneers are also an option for some patients. When a composite veneer is placed, the resin is applied to the tooth and then shaped to fix a chip in the tooth or less severe discolouration. Composite veneers can be removed and replaced, but they don't reflect light in order to closely mimic the look of natural teeth. Porcelain is the material preferred by many dental professionals.

How will veneers change my smile?

Whether your teeth are worn down, chipped, uneven or discoloured, veneers can greatly improve their appearance. Veneers can also be used to close gaps in your smile. Talk to one of our dentists today to learn more about how veneers can meet your unique needs.

What kind of results can I expect if I get veneers?

Your veneers will look, function and feel exactly like natural teeth, only better! Porcelain veneers generally last between 5 and 10 years. Practicing proper dental hygiene is vital if you want to extend the life of your veneers. That means that you should still brush and floss them just like your regular teeth.

Can anyone get veneers?

Unfortunately, veneers aren’t right for everybody. If any of the following situations apply to you, then you may not be ready to get porcelain veneers:

  • One or more of your teeth are in a state of decay.
  • You have gum disease.
  • The enamel on your teeth is very worn.
  • Your teeth are severely damaged or misaligned.
  • You suffer from bruxism (unconscious grinding of the teeth).

The conditions mentioned above have to be addressed first if you would like to get veneers. Talk to one of our dentists at Vancouver Island Prosthodontics in beautiful Victoria, BC, to discuss whether or not veneers are right for you. We provide an array of cosmetic procedures to correct every dental problem imaginable. Contact us today to book an appointment. We’ll treat you like a V.I.P!

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