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What You Need to Know About Veneers

Interested in perfecting your smile but not sure what options are available for you? Perhaps you’re not a good candidate for braces, or you are just looking to fix the look of one or two teeth, and you want to make sure they match the rest of your smile. Or maybe, age has taken its toll on your teeth and your smile just doesn’t have the same luster it used to.

Is it still possible to get the perfect set of pearly whites you’ve been wanting? The answer is yes! With dental veneers you can completely change the appearance of your teeth and smile.

What are Veneers?

A dental veneer can be considered as a natural-looking cap made of porcelain or resin that is placed over the tooth. The porcelain material makes it easy to match the current texture and shade of your existing teeth with the new veneer. This cap is bonded to the natural tooth to create a permanent seal between them and can also last anywhere between 10 to 20 years.

Are Veneers Right for Me?

Almost anyone has the option of getting veneers! Whether you’re looking to whiten your smile, change the shape for your teeth, correct the alignment of your teeth or cover any chipped or broken teeth, getting dental veneers is for those who are looking to change the overall appearance of their smile.

The health of your teeth and gums matter. Veneers can’t be placed over weakened teeth that are loose, have remaining cavities, or if the surrounding gums are infected with gum disease. People who grind and clench their teeth often should also be wary as these habits may damage the veneers.

Before and After Photos of our Patients with Veneers:

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Pros and Cons of Veneers

The best thing about porcelain veneers is that they not only offer a natural appearance as compared to resin but gum tissue typically responds much better to porcelain in terms of healing and forming around these new teeth!

This material also isn’t as prone to staining as easily as natural teeth, meaning that your teeth will stay white. They are also considered quite durable in comparison to other options such as crowns and don’t require nearly as much reshaping; in essence, veneers are much simpler.

It’s important to remember that getting veneers is a permanent procedure and so you should be absolutely sure of the colour, shape and length before they are bonded onto your teeth. As veneers are also bonded to the enamel of your teeth, some people do report feeling sensitivity from the procedure.

Lastly, don’t forget to brush, floss and rinse! Veneers are still susceptible to build-up and decay so you do have to remember to keep up with your oral care routine everyday.


Let us help you finally get back that confident feeling a healthy white smile gives off. At Dental Health Clinic, we even offer 3rd party financing options so that treatment is affordable. Everyone deserves to feel their best! Contact us today at (416) 742-2300 to reserve your free consultation.

Dr. Priya Chaudhry

Dr. Priya Chaudhry

Dr. Priya Chaudhry, a talented dentist. She loves making smiles better by combining her knowledge with a caring approach. Dr. Chaudhry's blog is full of helpful dental tips, helping readers feel confident about their oral health and sporting a bright, happy smile.