At Dr. Matthew S Ng Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Coquitlam, our dentists may recommend porcelain veneers as a treatment option to correct discoloured, chipped, misaligned or gapped teeth.
What is a Dental Veneer?
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom-made to match the shape and colour of your teeth by a dental laboratory.
At Dr. Matthew S Ng Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our dentists use veneers to create a more uniform smile for our patients. Your dentist bonds the restoration to the front of your natural tooth to help improve the symmetry, shape or colour of your smile.
Veneers in Coquitlam: How They Work
First, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth which will be used to create your custom veneers in a dental lab.
Once your veneers have been made, you will return for your next appointment where they will be bonded to the fronts of your natural teeth.
Veneers are custom-shaped to match your tooth. The porcelain imitates the natural translucency of tooth enamel and can have a very natural look and feel.
Benefits of Veneers
If you are looking to improve the evenness of your whole smile or the shape of individual teeth, dental veneers are a less intrusive alternative to dental crowns.
Dental veneers can reduce unwanted spacing, change the size of your teeth and also help resolve cosmetic issues including worn, crooked, or discoloured teeth.
When properly cared for, including regular brushing and flossing, dental veneers can last for many years.