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If you’d like to have teeth as straight, white and bright as a Hollywood star’s, veneers could be the answer.

Veneers are custom-made thin tooth-colored shells or layers that cover the front of one’s natural teeth.

At Dental Care For You we often recommend veneers if teeth are stained, crooked, decayed or chipped.

The procedure is quite simple. After an initial exam, the dentist makes a model of your teeth. The model is sent to a dental lab, where the personalized veneers are built. While veneers are commonly made of both composite resin and porcelain, the Canadian Dental Association recommends porcelain as the better alternative as it has the most natural appearance and superior stain resistance.

Veneers are not for everyone. Those with decay or gum disease will need to treat those issues prior to getting veneers. Also if a tooth has been significantly damaged or chipped, a crown may be the better option.

Most people, however, are able to safely and easily accept veneers to better their smiles, and their overall quality of life.