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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Cost in Montreal, Canada

Doctor Wisdom provides porcelain veneers in Montreal and prides on its utmost quality. The cost of veneers will vary from one’s need to another but usually ranges from $1,500 to $2,500 per tooth in Canada. At Dr. Wisdom, porcelain veneers are $1,300 per tooth instead of $2,000.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a layer of tooth-colored dental porcelain designed to be placed over the surface of a tooth to improve their overall esthetic. They are fabricated specifically for each individual to ensure a perfect fit according to one’s smile and face.

What Dental Issues Can Porcelain Veneers Correct?

Porcelain veneers can greatly improve the esthetic of one’s smile by correcting:

  • Uneven teeth
  • Gaps
  • Minor misalignment
  • Discoloration
  • Chips and cracks

Composite Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers

The main difference in both types of veneers is the material used. Composite veneers are a minimally-invasive type of tooth covering made using composite resin. Long term, these types of veneers will most likely change in color, chip or even break. Conversely, porcelain veneers are made of a more durable material that will not change color over time and its lifespan well expanded due to its high quality.

How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?

Porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory upon receiving an imprint of your own personal teeth. They are made individually to alter the length, width and color of one’s original tooth. We can also alter the position of the teeth by placing the veneers in a specific way to correct mild misalignment or even small gaps.

The Porcelain Veneers Procedure

Porcelain veneers procedure requires two separate visits to the clinic. During the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the teeth by trimming a small amount of enamel off the teeth. This creates space for the veneer placement. An impression of your teeth and all the information needed such as the color, length, width, etc. will be taken to be sent to the lab to create your perfect veneers. Temporary veneers will also be placed during this appointment to test drive it and make sure you are satisfied with the overall look. 

When the final veneers are ready, the dentist removes the temporary ones and will ensure proper fitting during the second appointment. If it is satisfactory, the veneers will be bonded by using a special light that will ‘cure’ the material on your teeth to ensure that they are firmly and permanently attached.

The Pros and Cons of Porcelain Veneers

Pros:

  • Natural-looking smile
  • Overall improvement of the smile
  • They will not change color over time
  • Durable and high quality 
  • Only requires two visits 
  • Less invasive than crowns

Cons:

  • Higher cost
  • It’s an irreversible procedure
  • Possibility of increased sensitivity if not well taken care of
  • Veneers have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years depending on how you take care of them

Who is a Good Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers may not be suitable for everyone. The ideal candidate for porcelain veneers is someone who has minor cosmetic imperfections or severely stained teeth. Additionally, someone with plenty of tooth enamel and who has overall good oral health is also optimal.

Alternatives to Porcelain Veneers

There are some cosmetic alternatives you could do instead of porcelain veneers. For example, if you are mainly unhappy with the color of your teeth, you can opt for dental whitening. In a similar matter, if it’s the misalignment of your teeth, then you could do an orthodontic procedure such as Invisalign. There is also composite bonding as stated above if you want something less permanent, but still change the shape of your teeth. Crowns are also an option, but it’s a very invasive procedure to do. There is also another type of veneers called  “Lumineers” which are basically extremely thin veneers. They are durable, and look even more natural than porcelain veneers since they are thinner and ultimately it is a procedure that is reversible since we don’t need to shave as much of the natural tooth to install them.

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

Porcelain veneers are very durable and can last for at least 10 to 15 years before you need to replace them since they could chip or stain a little bit with time.

How to Care For Your Porcelain Veneers

It is important to care for your veneers as they were your natural teeth. Brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing every day is a must, as well as regular follow-ups to your regular dentist every 6 months. It is important to have great hygiene and pay attention to the gingival margin between your veneer and your gum so you don’t develop any cavities under the veneer. It is also recommended to avoid using your teeth as a tool (i.e. opening a beer bottle with your teeth) or biting on hard foods with your front teeth (we recommend cutting your food, such as apples, into smaller pieces before eating).

Porcelain Veneers: Before and After

Understanding The Cost of Porcelain Veneers

The cost of porcelain veneers will vary depending on each and everyone’s needs. It depends on various factors such as how many teeth will need to be done and the type of material that will be used.

Are Porcelain Veneers Worth It?

Porcelain veneers are a long-term investment as they can last for 10 years or more. They can change your smile completely in a span of only two visits to the clinic. Therefore, it is important to consider the pros and cons before deciding if this is the treatment for you.

Ask Your Dentist if Porcelain Veneers Are Right For You

Altogether, it is right to consider all possible options regarding any cosmetic alterations and to inform oneself as to which kind of procedure is best for you. As such, we recommend a full evaluation and consultation to make your final decision. You can book a free consultation appointment at Doctor Wisdom clinic through our phone (514-778-4444), email (doctorwisdom@hotmail.com) or the form in contact us.