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New Westminster, BC / 604-524-0800

North Vancouver, BC / 604-986-0800

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are a thin device designed to cover the front of your teeth. Custom-designed veneers are meant to create the illusion of white, straight, healthy teeth. Veneers are designed to look natural, hopefully allowing you to smile with confidence in any situation.

Request an appointment to find out if veneers are an option for you.

Porcelain Veneers

Artis Dental Centre uses porcelain veneers, which offer a similar strength, aesthetic, and density to natural teeth. They are similar in thickness to that of your fingernail. Once bonded to your teeth, they offer superior esthetics and strength.

If you grind your teeth (or have been told you do so), we commonly recommend that you wear a custom made night guard each night to protect your investment.

What to Expect From Veneers

Once we’ve determined that veneers are a good option for you, we start the fitting process. We’ll begin by reshaping your teeth to make space for your veneers. Once your teeth have been prepared, we will take an impression of your mouth, which serves as a template off of which your veneers will be designed. The cast will be sent to a laboratory, where specialized technicians will create a beautiful set of teeth just for you.

The lab will require up to a few weeks to build your veneers. We will apply temporary crowns or veneers for you to wear in the meantime. Once your veneers are ready, we will roughen the surface of your teeth and apply permanent adhesive to keep your veneers in place. Given proper care and regular visits to the dentist, porcelain veneers tend to last an average of 15-20 years.

Caring for Your Veneers

While porcelain veneers are designed to be strong and sturdy, they do require a high standard of care. It’s important that you brush your veneers with non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day and floss them once a day, just as you would with your natural teeth. Remember to be careful while you floss, as too much force could cause your veneers to break.

You may also want to avoid food like beets and blueberries and drinks like coffee and red wine to prevent your veneers from developing stains.

Visit One of Our Two Locations

New Westminster Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Our New Westminster location is easily found on 6th Street, right next to London Drugs at Westminster Centre.

  • Address

  • 523 6th St
  • New Westminster, BC V3L 3C8
  • Monday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
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New Westminster Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Our New Westminster location is easily found on 6th Street, right next to London Drugs at Westminster Centre.

  • Address

  • 523 6th St
  • New Westminster, BC V3L 3C8
  • Monday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
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North Vancouver Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Our North Vancouver location is located next to Life Labs in the Thrifty’s Food Plaza.

  • Address

  • 845 Marine Drive, Suite 100
  • North Vancouver, BC V7P 3K6
  • Monday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
Request an Appointment

North Vancouver Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Our North Vancouver location is located next to Life Labs in the Thrifty’s Food Plaza.

  • Address

  • 845 Marine Drive, Suite 100
  • North Vancouver, BC V7P 3K6
  • Monday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
Request an Appointment

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