Dental Veneers & Lumineers®

Better Tooth Shape & Colour
with Dental Veneers

If you’re not happy with the shape and colouring of your teeth, then visit Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor for dental veneers. Veneers are very thin shells, typically made of porcelain or resin, that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile. 

Our dentist may recommend veneers to correct several types of smile imperfections. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the colour and translucence of porcelain is a great match for the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Porcelain is stain resistant as well, so your smile will stay bright for years to come. Resin veneers can also be matched to your natural tooth colour. With dental veneers, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you will love to show off.

Dental technician creating a dental bridge
Woman smiling while her tooth colour is being matched for a new dental crown

What Can Veneers Help With?

Our dentist may recommend veneers if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile. Custom-made veneers can be used for just one tooth or for your entire smile. We may suggest veneers to:

Close Large Spaces & Gaps Between Teeth
Improve the Appearance of Irregularly Shaped Teeth
Whiten Teeth That Are Severely Stained or Discoloured
Correct Slightly Crooked Teeth
Restore Teeth That Broken, Chipped, Worn, or Fractured

If you’re looking for a solution for any of the above, veneers might be the right choice for you! We also offer other cosmetic dentistry treatments that may better suit your needs like cosmetic tooth contouring or dental bonding. Skyline Dental Associates are equipped with experienced staff, the right tools, and a variety of dental treatments for all your cosmetic dentistry needs. 

Veneers or Lumineers - Which is the Better Option?

Veneer Pros:

  • Longer Lasting
  • More Opaque
  • Better at Hiding Tooth Discolouration

Veneer Cons:

  • More Expensive 
  • Permanent & Non-Removable

Lumineer Pros:

  • No Preparation Required
  • More Affordable
  • Semi-Permanent & Removable

Lumineer Cons:

  • Don’t Last as Long
  • Not as Good at Hiding Tooth Damage & Discolouration
woman smiling while having her tooth colour matched during a teeth whitening in Ottawa appointment

Frequently Asked Questions

Porcelain veneers are made to last a long time. Provided they are taken care of properly, traditional veneers can last up to 15 years. No-prep veneers, which are placed without filing down the tooth enamel beforehand are a slightly more temporary solution and are only meant to last between 5 and 7 years when properly cared for.

Lumineers are a commercial brand of porcelain veneers. They can be fitted to your existing teeth without any additional preparation. They are considered as a great alternative to veeners.

Porcelain veneers are very stain-resistant. In fact, they are more stain resistant than natural teeth. However, it is important to keep in mind that they are not stainproof.  Proper cleaning and oral care is required to make sure they keep their white shade for years to come.

Since porcelain is a somewhat delicate material and veneers are bonded to existing teeth, there are a few types of foods and drinks that should be avoided such as:

  • Hard foods such as raw fruits & vegetables, nuts, and hard candy.
  • Sticky foods such as caramel, chewing gum or soft candy.
  • Tough & chewy meats.

Eating these kinds of foods puts your veneers at risk of chipping, cracking or becoming dislodged from your teeth.

When porcelain veneers are properly fitted and bonded, they will feel completely natural in your mouth. Patients who receive veneers at our clinic tell us that they don’t even notice them when they talk or eat and that they feel just like real teeth.

Dental veneers have advanced quite a bit since they were first used in dentistry. Today’s porcelain veneers are extremely thin. This means very little enamel (if any at all) needs to be shaved off to accommodate the veneer on a tooth. Consult with your dentist and see if this is possible in your case.

Just like with your natural teeth, brushing twice a day and flossing daily is a healthy oral health care routine for your veneers as well. Wearing a bite guard are night is also a great way to help protect your veneers. 

Veneers & Lumineers In Ottawa

Dental veneers are a great way to hide damaged, crooked, or discoloured teeth. It’s a permanent change, so if you’re unsure about whether or not they are right for you, our team can help discuss all your options.

If you’re looking to improve your smile with veneers or lumineers in the Ottawa area, then look no further than Skyline Dental Clinic. Contact us to book a consultation!

Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor the Dentist and Director of Skyline Dental Associates