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Dental Veneers

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Your smile is the first thing that people notice about you, and if you’re self-conscious about your teeth, it can affect your confidence and social interactions. At St. Anthony’s Dental Clinic, we believe that everyone deserves to have the smile they’ve always wanted. 

If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your teeth, dental veneers may be the perfect solution for you. Let’s explore what dental veneers are, the benefits of getting them, and what to expect during the procedure.

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What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are placed over the front surface of your teeth. They are typically made of porcelain or composite resin, and they are designed to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. Veneers can be used to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including chipped, stained, misaligned, or worn-down teeth. The veneers are bonded to your teeth with a special dental adhesive, and they are durable and long-lasting.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

One of the main benefits of dental veneers is that they can dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth with minimal invasiveness to your healthy teeth. They can also be used to correct teeth that are too small, too large, or have gaps between them. Unlike crowns, which require a significant amount of tooth structure to be removed, veneers are a minimally invasive treatment option that preserves your natural tooth structure. They’re also easy to care for and can last for many years with proper maintenance.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Getting dental veneers typically involves two or three visits to our clinic. During your first visit, one of our dentists will evaluate your teeth to determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers. Once you’ve decided to move forward with the treatment, we will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. This is necessary to ensure that the veneers fit properly and don’t feel bulky in your mouth. We’ll then take an impression of your teeth to send to our dental lab, where your veneers will be custom-made to fit your teeth.


Once your veneers are ready, we’ll schedule a second visit to our clinic. Our dentists will ensure that each veneer fits perfectly and that the color matches your natural teeth before bonding them to your teeth with a special dental adhesive. We may need to make some minor adjustments to your bite or the veneers themselves to ensure optimal fit and function. You’ll leave our office with a beautiful, confident smile.


After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures for a few days. However, this is normal and should subside shortly after your procedure. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits and to schedule regular dental checkups to ensure the longevity of your veneers.


Dental veneers are an excellent cosmetic dentistry option if you want to transform your smile. They are custom-made to fit your teeth, and they can correct a wide range of cosmetic issues, including chipped, stained, misaligned, or worn-down teeth. At St. Anthony’s Dental Clinic in Victoria, BC, we’re committed to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with minimal invasiveness. 


If you’d like to learn more about dental veneers or to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, please contact us today!

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