The dental professionals at Lansdowne Dentists know that you want a perfect smile. When minor dental defects are present, veneers are often the solution to a range of tooth irregularities like:
- Excessive spacing between the teeth
- Advanced tooth wear
- Deep discoloration of enamel
- Tooth length
- Slight overlapping
What Are Veneers or Laminates?
Veneers are wafer-thin, translucent ceramic or porcelain “masks” that are bonded to the front surface of each tooth. They cover and correct things like mottled, discolored or chipped enamel, excessive spaces between front teeth, irregular shaped or misaligned teeth or to lengthen short teeth.
These cosmetic restorations are translucent, lifelike and incredibly strong. Very little, or in many cases, no healthy enamel reduction is needed to place the veneers, which eliminates the need for anesthetics or drilling. As few as two teeth, and as many as ten or more can be placed at one time to correct a variety of issues.
With your treatment, you can achieve corrective results much faster than braces, depending upon the condition to be treated. Superb cosmetic results in a short period of time is the outstanding feature of veneers.
How Long Does it Take to Get Veneers in Richmond, BC?
A complete exam is performed by our dentist to evaluate the viability of veneer placement to correct the problems. Then, photos and impressions are taken of the teeth and models are made from these. The models and detailed instructions are sent to a lab for fabrication.
In a short period of time, the veneers are sent back and are now ready to be “seated” and permanently bonded to the teeth. You and our dentist have already worked together to select the right shade and shape of your new veneers and in just a few hours, you’ll have acquired that perfect smile you’ve been dreaming of!
How Long do Veneers Last and How Much do Veneers Cost?
Veneers can last from ten to fifteen years with proper home care and periodic evaluation and maintenance. And while insurance typically only pays for medically necessary treatment, claims for veneers placed to repair teeth accidentally injured or cracked could possibly be considered for payment by your carrier. Ask our Richmond dental team for a consultation, cost estimate and possible payment assistance through Care Credit or any number of dental care lenders.