Cosmetic Dentistry: This term refers to any dental work that improves the appearance (however, not necessarily the function) of a person's teeth, gums and/or bite. It predominantly focuses on improving the colour, size, shape, positions and alignment of the teeth to enhance the overall smile appearance.
A dental veneer is a thin piece of material (porcelain or composite) that goes over the surface of the existing tooth to improve aesthetics or protect a damaged tooth surface.
Veneers are either placed directly (fabricated directly in the mouth by the dentist) or indirectly (fabricated in a dental lab and then cemented in the dental chair by the dentist).
This is considered a "cosmetic procedure" and is typically not covered by insurance benefits.
**Please be sure to ask Dr. Dickinson or your hygienist if you are a candidate for dental veneers and check out some of our cases in our gallery!**