WELCOME TO MARTINDALE DENTAL
Porcelain Veneers in
Repair discolouration, fix uneven teeth, and restore your confidence.
WELCOME TO MARTINDALE DENTAL ST. CATHARINES
Porcelain Veneers in
Repair discolouration, fix uneven teeth, and restore your confidence.
Our St. Catharines dental veneers services
Our team at Martindale Dental in St. Catharines specializes in transforming smiles through exquisite dental veneers services. With our passion for aesthetic dentistry, we combine precision and artistry to create stunning smiles that radiate confidence.
Every dental veneer treatment begins with a personalized consultation to understand patients’ desires and tailor treatment plans accordingly.
As your St. Catharines dental veneer dentist, we create custom-made veneers using cutting-edge techniques that seamlessly correct imperfections like discoloration, chips, and gaps. Our organic approach and attention to detail ensure a comfortable experience and natural-looking results. We take pride in our role as a smile enhancer, helping patients achieve the radiant smiles they’ve always dreamed of through our expert dental veneers services.
Keep reading to find out what is a porcelain veneer, how does it protect your smile, how much do porcelain veneers cost in St. Catharines?
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that can be fixed onto teeth that are damaged, stained or out-of-alignment to conceal any cosmetic problems that have robbed your smile of its lustre and shine. Veneers are a standard dental procedure and are among the most effective treatments to enhance teeth. We use porcelain veneers in many smile makeovers to deliver unique, confidence-inspiring results for our patients.
Our St. Catharines dental veneer dentists can quickly correct a variety of cosmetic dental concerns to give our patients back their vibrant smiles. The whole process is simple and usually requires as little as two visits to our St. Catharines office.
Martindale Dental St. Catharines dental veneers in three simple steps
Dental veneers can significantly boost one’s self-confidence by addressing various aesthetic concerns in the smile. The resulting harmonious, attractive smile can have a profound impact on an individual’s self-esteem.
People with dental veneers often experience increased confidence in social and professional settings, as they are no longer self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth. This newfound self-assurance can lead to enhanced communication, a more positive attitude, and even career advancement. Furthermore, the psychological benefits of a beautiful smile can extend to improved overall well-being and mental health. By investing in dental veneers, individuals transform their smiles and empower themselves with renewed confidence and self-assurance.
What can our porcelain veneers fix?
Although porcelain veneers can bring back natural-looking smiles, it’s important to note that they primarily serve cosmetic purposes and aren’t suitable for addressing intricate dental concerns or orthodontic conditions. They are designed to conceal imperfections such as chips or fractures in the teeth. Porcelain veneers are also a reliable option for rectifying tooth discoloration resulting from root canal treatments, stains caused by medications, excessive fluoride exposure, or previous fillings. This dental procedure is particularly recommended for teeth that are misaligned, excessively worn down, irregularly shaped, or uneven. Your St. Catharines veneer specialist possesses the expertise to recommend the most appropriate veneering approach to tackle noticeable flaws and enhance your overall appearance effectively.
Step 1: Your treatment plan
Taking the first step towards the smile you’ve always wanted is easy with porcelain veneers. Schedule a visit to our Martindale Dental office in St. Catharines for a detailed consultation about veneers that will help us understand the current state of your teeth, the results you expect to see and how you want your new smile to look. During your first visit, we will examine your teeth and mouth so we know that porcelain veneers are the correct treatment option for your particular case before we begin planning your treatment. An X-ray is often required to give us a detailed picture of your teeth and mouth. The treatment is very straightforward, and your Martindale dental veneer dentist will review the entire process with you and discuss any questions or concerns you might have.
Step 2: Prepare for treatment
The next step to getting dental veneers in St. Catharines is to prepare your teeth for attaching a porcelain veneer. A porcelain veneer looks like a thin shell that is shaped like a tooth, and can be bonded on top of any damaged teeth. For the veneer to fit correctly, your existing tooth enamel must be reduced by roughly half a millimeter (about the thickness of a veneer). The process is virtually pain-free, but some patients may do better with a mild anaesthetic to keep them comfortable. Once your teeth have been prepped, your dentist will take an impression mould of your teeth and send it to our lab where your custom dental veneers will be fabricated. The process takes about a week so your dentist will attach temporary veneers to your teeth in the meantime.
Step 3: Attach your dental veneers
Once your custom veneers have been received from the lab, we will call you for an appointment to have them fitted and attached to your teeth. Your porcelain veneers will be attached using what is called a “micromechanical” bond to create a permanent fit. This involves prepping your teeth and the veneers with a mild “acid etch” that will help the adhesive adhere properly. Your teeth and the veneers will essentially be bonded into one unit so that your smile will be bright but function just as before. The process is pain-free and quick, so you’ll be in and out the door of our office in no time.
Cost of dental veneers in St. Catharines
Due to differences in the needs of our individual patients, it’s difficult to determine the cost of a dental veneer without a quick consultation appointment. However, to give you some ballpark figures, a single dental veneer may cost about $200 – $600+ with a typical dental insurance plan. That figure rises to $800 – $1100 and up without dental insurance.
How do we determine the cost of our dental veneer services?
- How many veneers are required
- How much time will be necessary to prepare existing teeth and place the veneers
- The type of veneer being used – porcelain, ceramic or composite resin
- How the patient envisions their smile
Every smile is unique, and one size does not fit all when it comes to dental veneers. We ask our patients to keep in mind that we are unable to provide an accurate quote without an oral exam and consultation session. Please contact our St. Catharines office to schedule a dental veneer appointment to find out how we can help enhance your smile.
Benefits of porcelain veneers vs other treatment options
The Martindale team delivers dental veneers services in St. Catharines as a solution for a dull smile that will last for years. Compared with other cosmetic treatments, like teeth whitening or dental bonding, our veneers provide some amazing benefits. For starters, porcelain veneers are much stronger than traditional dental bonding and reflect light better to deliver a brighter smile than teeth whitening can. They also allow us to shape your teeth correctly for a smile filled with perfect looking teeth. There are no touch-up treatments required, and while the initial cost is more expensive, the results speak for themselves.
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Contact our St. Catharines office today to get started on the path to a beautiful smile that’s bright and natural looking. We are dedicated to providing all our patients with a confidence-boosting smile they’ll love to show off.
How long does a dental veneers treatment take?
The duration of a dental veneer treatment can vary based on several factors, including the number of veneers being placed, the complexity of the case, and the specific procedures involved. Generally, the process takes place over a few appointments and can be summarized as follows:
During the initial consultation, your dentist will discuss your goals, examine your teeth, and determine if dental veneers are the right option. They will also explain the procedure and potential outcomes and answer any questions.
Your dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers in the next appointment. This involves removing a thin layer of enamel from the front surface of the teeth to make space for the veneers. Impressions or digital scans of your teeth will be taken to create custom veneers that fit perfectly.
Depending on the situation, temporary veneers might be placed while your permanent veneers are being fabricated in a dental laboratory. These temporaries protect your prepared teeth and give you an idea of the final appearance.
Once your permanent veneers are ready, you’ll return to the dentist for the final placement. The dentist will ensure perfect fit, colour, and shape before bonding the veneers to your teeth using a strong dental adhesive. This step is relatively quick, usually taking about an hour or so.
Overall, the entire process typically takes two to three weeks to complete, but the actual time spent in the dentist’s chair is usually a few hours spread over a couple of appointments. Our veneers specialists can provide a more accurate timeline based on your specific case during your consultation.