Veneers & Facings

Veneers are ultra-thin coatings that are bonded onto the front teeth to change the colour or shape of your teeth.

This is an ideal solution for people who want to achieve that perfect smile they have always wanted. Veneers last longer than bonding and provide a superior appearance. They are also less expensive than crowns and is the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions

As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.

There are two forms of veneers – porcelain (constructed in the lab) and composite (sculpted and placed by hand in the surgery).

Many reason to choose veneers are:

  • Correct peg laterals/short teeth
  • Reshaping of teeth to desired shape
  • Smile design or makeover to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
  • Discolored or permanently stained teeth
  • Fractured, chipped or worn
  • Thin teeth or Enamel
  • To close the gaps from unwanted or uneven spaces.
  • Teeth that are too small or large

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and colour) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.They are a beautifully simple way to correct minor malalignment of teeth, close up gaps or cover up discoloured teeth that won’t respond to bleaching.

Porcelain can also be an alternative to crowns if it’s just to change shape or colour of teeth and require minimal preparation hence preservation of your natural tooth structure

Patients who have misshapen or broken teeth can also take advantage of porcelain laminate facings. This service can literally change your smile in a week or so. This procedure is relatively simple and comfortable and is much less invasive than past techniques.

Composite Veneers or Build ups

Veneers are lamination of white resin material over minimally prepared teeth to alter shape, size and colour of your teeth. It’s a fast, usually single sitting, easy, painless and cost effective procedure to achieve your desired smile.

At Spring Orchid Dental we have an eye for aesthetic, details and beauty. We consider your needs and suggest the best possible option to you

What does getting porcelain veneers involve?

Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (colour) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.

Porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory, so you need a second visit to the dentist to have them inserted.

On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.

You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.