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Our dental veneers will improve your look and boost your confidence.
WELCOME TO MARTINDALE DENTAL BURLINGTON
Porcelain Veneers in
Our dental veneers will improve your look and boost your confidence.
What are porcelain veneers from Martindale Dental in Burlington?
Our porcelain dental veneers are very thin ceramic shells that can be placed over stained, damaged or misaligned teeth to help conceal the many cosmetic issues that may have dampened the brightness of your smile. Dental veneers are commonly used, placing them among the most effective and best-looking treatment options for cosmetically enhancing your teeth. Our porcelain dental veneers are often used in smile makeovers and give our patients the confidence to show off their smiles like never before.
The process can correct a wide range of dental issues and deliver a natural-looking smile for our patients. The best part is that the process is simple, typically requiring only two visits to our Burlington dental office—one for a consultation and another to get your veneers. Our talks aim to determine your expectations so we can recommend a treatment plan to give you the smile you want. From there, the treatment is straightforward and virtually pain-free.
Our Burlington dental veneers specialists make it easy
Step 1 - Planning your treatment
Getting started is easy. The first step to getting a more radiant smile with porcelain veneers is all about figuring out the results you wish to achieve. This means we’ll schedule a visit at our Burlington location for a detailed consultation with your dentist. Your teeth will be examined to ensure that dental veneers are the correct treatment option and that the procedure is able to provide the smile you want. This might require X-rays and impressions of your teeth to be taken, but the process is straightforward and common. Your dentist will also outline the treatment and speak with you about the results you can expect.
Step 2 - Preparing for treatment
Our treatment for dental veneers in Burlington begins with getting your teeth prepared to accept a porcelain veneer. A porcelain veneer is a thin, tooth shaped shell that is bonded onto your problem tooth or teeth. This means removing less than half of a millimeter from the enamel surface of your tooth, which is closely similar to the thickness of the veneer that will be attached in its place. This process may require a local anaesthetic to numb the treatment area and make you more comfortable. Next, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth, so that our dental laboratory can create your custom dental veneer. Once the impression has been taken, temporary veneers are attached while your custom veneers are being made.
Step 3 - Attaching dental veneers
Once our office receives your custom-made porcelain veneers from the lab, we will schedule a fitting and attachment appointment with you. During this appointment your new veneers will be physically bonded to your teeth for a secure and permanent fit. Your teeth and the veneers are prepped with a mild “acid etch” to ensure the adhesive adheres properly. Then, thanks to what is known as a “micromechanical” bond, your new veneers and your existing teeth become fused into one unit and your smile is ready to shine.
Benefits of porcelain veneers compared to other treatments
A natural looking smile that's durable
Minimal visits to the dentists required
Biocompatible and health conscious
Porcelain veneers are considered a healthy option due to their biocompatibility. This is important for dental veneers as it ensures they are safe for use in the mouth without causing adverse reactions. Porcelain veneers are also viewed as the premium option due to their durability, natural appearance, and longevity. Not only do porcelain veneers closely resemble natural teeth, their durability, and stain-resistant properties. Our team of dental veneer specialists in Burlington is proud to recommend and offer high-quality porcelain veneers to our patients.
Our office offers dental veneers in Burlington that provide a stain resistant solution to a dull smile that will last for years. The results are much better compared with a teeth whitening treatment that requires bi-annual touch up appointments and wont be able to achieve the radiance of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are stronger than composite resin and also reflect light better, so your smile will be much brighter. However, porcelain veneers are more expensive than alternatives like cosmetic bonding or teeth whitening procedures, but the results more than justify the cost.
What do dental veneers cost in Burlington?
The total cost of dental veneers from our Burlington clinic varies depending on the requirements of our patients. A precise estimate necessitates a brief consultation appointment and dental checkup. However, to offer a rough estimate, the cost for an individual dental veneer typically ranges from $200 to $600+ when factoring in a standard dental insurance plan. If dental insurance is not involved, the range extends from $800 to $1100 or more.
How does Martindale Dental determine our dental veneer services costs?
- Number of Veneers Needed
- Time Required for Preparation and Placement
- Veneer Material – Porcelain, Ceramic, or Composite Resin
- Patient’s Desired Smile Outcome
Smiles are as distinct as individuals, and dental veneers are tailored accordingly. We advise patients to understand that without a comprehensive examination and consultation, providing an exact quote is challenging. To explore how we can enhance your smile, we urge you to schedule a dental veneer appointment at our Burlington dental veneer clinic.
Porcelain veneers can unlock your best smile. To find out more please, get in touch with our office to schedule a consultation appointment.
How long does it take to get porcelain veneers installed?
The answer to your question of how long does a typical porcelain veneer treatment take is – it varies!
Excuse us for being vague, but installing dental veneers involves a lot of moving parts. We need to know the shape of your mouth, the type and number of veneers required, and then we have to have them custom-made before we can install them onto your teeth.
The process usually takes two or three appointments and you can expect the following:
1. Consultation phase: During the initial consultation, your dentist will engage in discussions regarding your objectives, conduct an examination of your teeth, and assess the suitability of dental veneers. You will also be informed of what’s involved, how long you can expect the process to take and how much it will cost.
2. Preparation stage: In your subsequent appointment, the dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers. This process involves creating the space needed for veneers to be installed. This is done by thinning out the front of your teeth by delicately removing a thin layer of enamel. Precise impressions or digital scans of your teeth will be taken, facilitating the creation of bespoke veneers that achieve an impeccable fit.
3. Temporary veneer installation: In certain scenarios, interim veneers may be positioned as your permanent ones are being manufactured in a dental laboratory. The temporary veneers protect prepared teeth until the final placement and can offer a preview of the finished aesthetic.
4. Final veneer placement: Once we receive your permanent veneers from the manufacturer, we will schedule you for a placement appointment. Your dentist will test fit the new veneers to ensure an impeccable match in terms of fit, colour, and contour prior to permanently affixing the veneers to your teeth using a robust dental adhesive. This step is generally swift, often taking around an hour.
Follow-up appointment: In rare cases, patients may require a follow-up appointment to adjust the shape of a veneer. The new shape of your teeth will feel different at first but should feel normal after a couple of days. If something still doesn’t feel right, call our office, and we’ll schedule a follow-up for you.
The entire sequence typically spans two to three weeks for completion. However, the actual time spent in the dentist’s chair is much less, as a few hours are spread out over a few appointments. After an initial check-up and consultation appointment, we will be able to give a more precise time estimate.
What to ask your dentist about porcelain veneers
When considering dental veneers, it’s important to have a thorough discussion with your dentist to ensure you make informed decisions. Here are some key questions to ask your dentist about dental veneers:
Are veneers the right option for me?
Understand whether veneers are suitable for your dental concerns and goals. Your dentist can assess whether your oral health and cosmetic aspirations align with the benefits of veneers.
What are the different types of veneers?
Inquire about the various veneer materials, such as porcelain, ceramic, and composite resin. Each type has its own characteristics and advantages.
What Is the dental veneer procedure like?
Get a detailed overview of the entire process, from the initial consultation to the final placement. This will help you mentally prepare for each step and understand the time commitment.
Can you show me before-and-after photos of previous cases?
Viewing photos of previous patients who have undergone veneer procedures can give you an idea of the potential outcomes and the dentist’s skill level.
How many veneers do I need?
Discuss the number of veneers necessary to achieve your desired aesthetic outcome. Your dentist can recommend the optimal placement for a balanced smile.
What is the cost and payment options?
Understand the cost of the procedure, including consultations, preparatory work, and the veneers themselves. Also, inquire about available payment plans or financing options.
What are the risks and benefits?
Ask about the potential risks associated with veneers, such as tooth sensitivity or the need for future replacements. Also, discuss the benefits, such as improved appearance and durability.
How long do veneers last?
Learn about the expected lifespan of veneers and how to care for them to ensure their longevity.
Are there any alternatives to veneers?
Explore alternative cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening or orthodontic options, and understand how they compare to veneers.
What maintenance Is required?
Inquire about the maintenance routine needed to keep your veneers in good condition, including oral hygiene practices and any restrictions on eating or drinking.
Do veneers require special care?
Ask about any specific care instructions, such as avoiding certain foods or habits, to ensure the longevity of your veneers.
What’s the recovery process like?
Understand if there’s any downtime or discomfort associated with the procedure and what you can expect during the recovery period.
Can I see a mock-up of my new smile?
Some dentists offer digital mock-ups or physical models that can give you a preview of how your smile will look with veneers.
Remember that your dentist is there to address your concerns and guide you through the decision-making process. Open communication will help you make the best choice for your oral health and aesthetic goals.