Veneers & Lumineers
At Collingwood Dental Centre in Collingwood, our dentists may recommend porcelain veneers as a treatment option to correct discoloured, chipped, misaligned or gapped teeth.
What is a Dental Veneer?
Porcelain dental veneers are custom-made, tooth-shaped cosmetic dental restorations that adhere to the surface of your teeth to alter their size, shape or colour.
At Collingwood Dental Centre, veneers are used to create a more uniform, natural smile for our patients. Porcelain material is well-tolerated by gum tissue and unlike natural tooth enamel, porcelain is stain-resistant.
Veneers are generally considered to be a minimally invasive treatment option because they don't typically need extensive tooth shaping like dental crowns.
At Collingwood Dental Centre, we offer Lumineers to our patients. Lumineers are thin veneers that can typically be placed while removing little to none of the natural tooth structure.
How Veneers Work
Your custom veneers will be created from an impression your dentist takes of your teeth.
Once your veneers have been manufactured, they will be bonded to the fronts of your natural teeth.
Made from a razor-thin piece of porcelain, veneers are custom-shaped and molded to match your tooth. The porcelain imitates the tooth enamel's natural translucency and has a very natural look and feel.
Benefits of Veneers
If you wish to improve the shape of individual teeth or the alignment of your entire smile, you may want to consider dental veneers as a less intrusive alternative to dental crowns.
Veneers can be used to repair worn, crooked or discoloured teeth, in addition to reducing unwanted spacing and changing the size of your teeth.
If cared for properly, dental veneers can last for many years.