5 Simple Steps To Your Dream Smile
Perhaps you just want your teeth to be taken to the next level and have a better, brighter smile. Porcelain veneers can improve the look of your teeth and help protect and strengthen them too. The process is quite simple.
What to do first
Before you decide on repairing your smile with porcelain veneers, it’s best to arrange for an obligation free comprehensive consultation with Dr Shawn Rama and our in house ceramist Ms Chloe Park. We need to understand what you want and need, examine your teeth and determine how we can best deliver it. The cost of this obligation-free one hour consultation is approximately $90.
Once this consultation is complete, the next step is to get some moulds and photographs of your teeth. For your convenience, this can be done at the same appointment as the consultation.
These moulds are then passed over to ceramist Chloe who puts it all together and creates a ‘wax up’ – a model of your teeth that are transformed into the new smile using special lab wax. We can then use the wax up to discuss the end result with you and very importantly to create your trial smile.
The cost for records and wax up and discussions is approximately $250.00.
This is an optional process but we strongly recommend it. A trial smile process is a great way for you to see what the end result will look like before you make the investment. Why not try before you buy right?
Using special matrices and dental materials, temporary veneers are placed on your teeth using the measurements produced in the wax up. Most clients love it right away, but some clients like to play with a few changes to colour, shapes or lengths of the temporaries in the mouth, before sharing the information with our ceramist to make the final porcelain veneers. We also strongly suggest that you show your new smile to your loved ones and get their input.
The cost for a trial smile process is approximately $350 and is credited towards the final cost of your veneers.
Using the temporary veneers and wax up as a guide, Dr Shawn exactly prepares your teeth and takes an impression of the preparations. At the end of this procedure, you are again placed in temporaries so you walk out exactly how you walked in! This appointment usually takes 2 hours and is painless.
Ceramist Chloe then works her magic in creating your unique veneers. We encourage you to come visit her lab and watch your veneers being made.
Porcelain veneers cost approximately $2,000 per tooth and is adjusted and packaged depending on the number of teeth to be prepared.
One to two weeks later, your custom veneers are bonded onto your teeth!
Yes, its that simple! Over the years, after performing countless smile transformations, we have streamlined and exacted this process to ensure that you leave with the smile of your dreams.