What is a dental veneer?

Dental veneers are used in cosmetic dentistry to change the color, shape, angle or spacing of teeth. It is a thin layer of material that is placed on the surface of the tooth to improve its appearance. Veneers mimic the shape, color and position of a natural tooth. They can be compared to small shells. They are generally made of porcelain or composite resin.

Veneers are used to correct discoloration, chips, and cracks in teeth, as well as to fill gaps between teeth and make them straighter. They are also used to correct minor tooth misalignments.

To install a dental veneer, we prepare the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel, impressions are taken, then the porcelain or composite resin shell is glued to the tooth with a dental cement suitable for this type of intervention.

Why choose dental veneers?

Do you have spaced teeth? Are your teeth worn or too short? Dental veneers can transform and rejuvenate your smile by making your teeth whiter and more elegant.

Dental veneers can be used for:

    • Teeth whitening in case of discoloration, stains, yellowed teeth.
    • Teeth alignment: The size and angle of the teeth are corrected for a more harmonious alignment.
    • Modification of the shape of the teeth, for a balanced and radiant smile.
    • Repair of imperfections: teeth that are chipped, cracked or damaged, worn prematurely or have suffered trauma.
    • Correction of spaces between teeth for greater aesthetics and uniformity.

In short, the installation of dental veneers adapted to your needs offer a perfectly durable solution to restore the aesthetics of your smile!

What are the different types of dental veneers?

1. Composite dental veneers (white filling)

Composite resin dental veneers are a practical and economical choice for enhancing the beauty of your teeth. They are generally more affordable than porcelain veneers and require less preparation. However, they offer a less aesthetic and less natural finish than porcelain veneers, and are less resistant to stains and discoloration.

Although less durable than the porcelain veneer, the composite resin dental veneer is an interesting option for those looking to transform their smile at a lower cost.

2. Porcelain (ceramic) dental veneers

Made in a specialized laboratory, porcelain veneers are recommended for more complex cases. They are smooth and translucent because they reflect light like enamel, while composite veneers absorb light. Porcelain veneers are therefore more aesthetic. However, ceramic or porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite veneers, and their manufacturing and installation is more complex.

On the other hand, their appearance is more natural and they are more durable. Since they never stain or change color, they are also an excellent substitute for teeth whitening.

How much do dental veneers cost

Are you thinking about having dental veneers fitted and wondering what price to expect? A dental veneer can vary in price depending on several factors such as the material chosen (porcelain or composite resin), the complexity of the treatment and the number of veneers required. At the Richard Landry Dental Clinic, the price for installing a dental veneer is $481 for a composite veneer and < strong>$1445 for a porcelain veneer (price subject to change without notice and to be confirmed after an evaluation of each case).

In any case, it is important to discuss it in detail with your dentist to find a solution that meets your needs.

Would you like to know more about dental veneers? Contact us to get a personalized quote today!