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How do dental veneers work?

chemical is applied to the tooth to help the composite resin stick to it.


Do you avoid smiling because you don’t like your teeth? Do you have a tooth gap that makes you self-conscious? Are you embarrassed by the colour of your teeth? Dental veneers can help. They cover chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth and more.

What Are Veneers

Veneers are a wafer-thin material applied to the front of a tooth. They are predominately aesthetic; they do not strengthen or repair your teeth. However, they do improve the look of your teeth by changing the colour, shape, angle, or spacing of your teeth.


Two Main Types

The two main types of veneers applied in Prince George dental clinics are:

Composite resin veneers are beautiful, cost-effective solutions that you can get in one dental visit.

How They Are Applied

1.    A mild chemical is applied to the front surface of your tooth to help the composite resin stick to the enamel.

2.    A composite resin that matches the natural colour of your teeth is added onto your tooth in layers.

3.    A bright light hardens each layer in a process similar to that used in the application of gel nail polish.

4.    Once the last layer of composite resin is hardened, your dentist will shape and polish it to form your tooth.

The finished product blends naturally with your other teeth. It will look natural and be smooth. You will be able to talk and eat normally.


 Porcelain veneers are stronger and last longer than composite resin veneers. They generally take two dental visits to be applied, and they may require a local anesthetic (or freezing). Sedation may be an option for patients who require more relief.

How They are Applied

1.    A thin layer of enamel is removed from your teeth to make room for the veneers.

2.    Your dentist makes a mould of your teeth that they will use to create your custom-made porcelain veneers. This takes times, so as you wait for the custom veneers, your dentist will place temporary veneers on the front of your teeth where the enamel was removed.

3.    Once the porcelain veneers are ready, the temporary veneers will be removed, a chemical will be applied to your teeth to help the veneers adhere, and then your porcelain veneers will be glued to the front of your teeth with composite resin cement.


Contact us for Veneers in Prince George

Both porcelain and composite resin veneers look natural. They are easy to maintain and do not require any special dental attention. Veneers cover chipped, cracked, and discoloured teeth. They also close tooth gaps. The greatest benefit of veneers is that they increase your confidence in your smile and in yourself.

Looking for Dental Veneers in Prince George? If you are looking for a long-lasting solution to your chipped, cracked, or discoloured teeth, contact Wilczek Dental Group in the Victoria Medical Building in Prince George. Our friendly team has been providing excellent dental care since 1984. Call us with your questions about veneers or to schedule a consultation.



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