Porcelain Veneers

porcelain veneers brochure for Dr. BarakatPorcelain Veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure that can create a beautiful, bright and balanced smile. A highly trained Ottawa cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ami Barakat offers several options and varieties of porcelain veneers for a personalized smile makeover.

Porcelain veneers can help patients regain confidence in their smile, improving their quality of life.

Porcelain veneers are a permanent dental restoration that can be used to correct a range of cosmetic concerns. Veneers are like a thin ceramic shell that attaches to the front and sides of the tooth covering up cosmetic blemishes and help to protect the tooth from further damage.

A dental veneer is permanently bonded to a prepared tooth and can be used to treat one tooth or several teeth.


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Made from an ultra-thin high quality ceramic, porcelain veneers cover the front of the tooth, masking cosmetic concerns. Dental veneers are custom-designed to fit precisely over your teeth for a natural and comfortable smile.

The ultra-thin porcelain reflects light like natural teeth do, so your veneer will blend beautifully with your natural smile. Veneers are durable, stain resistant and designed to be a permanent dental restoration. With proper oral hygiene and dental care they can last for many years.

Dental Veneers in Kanata by cosmetic dentist Dr. Barakat

Dr. Barakat will prepare the teeth that will be treated by removing a thin layer of tooth enamel. Then, impressions will be made of the prepared teeth. Dr. Barakat will work with you to choose the right colour, size, and shape for a natural and beautiful result.

Then, the final design will be finalized and sent to Classic Labs for fabrication. You may be fitted with a set of temporary veneers while your final restoration is being created.

Once fabricated, the permanent veneers are adhered to your teeth using a special bonding agent. Once adhered, the veneers are ready to use and will provide instant results. Patients will enjoy a beautiful smile makeover that will enhance their natural smile.


Looking for porcelain veneers in Kanata, Ottawa, Richmond, or porcelain veneers in Stittsville? We welcome patients from all over the Ontario Providence. Dr. Barakat and his dental associates are proud to serve patients with high quality, state-of-the-art cosmetic dental care.

Whether you have a specific treatment in mind, or just want to consult with an experienced cosmetic dentist on treatment options, we provide patients with complimentary cosmetic smile makeover consultations. To learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can improve the look and health of your smile, contact our Kanata, ON area cosmetic dentist office or schedule a consultation online.

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

Your porcelain veneers can last anywhere from 10-15 years if you take care of them. Their durability depends on your oral hygiene habits and any underlying dental issues that may affect the longevity of your veneers. While veneers are not considered a permanent solution, they are a long-term cosmetic option. The natural tooth structure is still intact underneath the veneer, so if necessary, it can be removed or replaced by a dentist.

What Can I Expect From the Veneer Procedure?

We need three appointments to apply your new veneers. During the first appointment, your dentist takes impressions of your teeth to create custom veneers that fit your mouth. During the second appointment, we remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth to prepare them for veneer placement. The final appointment involves bonding the veneers to your teeth using a special dental adhesive. In the vast majority of cases, there is no pain associated with the veneer procedure, but we can use local anesthesia if you experience pain or discomfort. You might feel sensitivity in the days following your last appointment.

What Are Some Porcelain Veneer Benefits?

There are numerous benefits to opting for porcelain veneers. Our dental team can help you decide, but we have found these are the five key advantages:

  • Aesthetics: Porcelain veneers mimic the look of natural teeth. We can custom-make them to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth.
  • Durability: Our veneers feature sturdy construction and materials that are stain and chip-resistant, allowing them to stand up to the rigors of daily life.
  • Versatility: Veneers can transform discolored, worn down, chipped, misaligned, or unevenly spaced teeth and enhance your smile.
  • Minimal Intervention: Veneers require less tooth shaping compared to crowns, allowing the healthy part of your tooth to remain intact.
  • Improves Confidence: You won’t feel hesitant to smile in public, leading to better social interactions and a positive outlook on life.  

Are Veneers a Suitable Cosmetic Dental Solution for Me?

Dental veneers may not be a suitable cosmetic dental solution for you. We recommend a veneer consultation with our specialists. We will examine your teeth and determine whether veneers are the best fit for your situation. Veneers offer more than aesthetic improvements. They also offer durability and strengthen your teeth. Fortunately for those who do not qualify for veneers, other cosmetic dental procedures achieve the same goals. We can also try teeth whitening or dental bonding to improve your smile.

Are Veneers Covered By Insurance?

Most insurance plans do not cover cosmetic dentistry, and porcelain veneers are no different. If you are exploring your options , we recommend first calling your insurance company. A benefits expert can tell you whether your policy covers veneers and how much you might have to pay out-of-pocket. We can do the same for you. If your insurance will not pay for veneers, speak to a member of our staff for options. We want you to smile brightly and confidently.

Can I Eat and Drink What I Want With Porcelain Veneers?

Yes, you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages with porcelain veneers on your teeth. They are designed to withstand normal chewing and biting forces, making them an ideal cosmetic procedure. But we do suggest caution when consuming extremely hard or sticky foods, as they have the potential to cause damage to the veneers. By being mindful of your eating habits and following good oral hygiene practices, you can ensure the longevity and beauty of your porcelain veneers. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Most patients can benefit from the cosmetic perks of dental veneers. Dental veneers do require substantial healthy tooth and gum structure for long term success. Your dentist will help you determine if dental veneers, dental crowns, or dental implants will best restore your beautiful smile.

The dental veneer procedure may take 2-3 visits to our dentist office. Dental veneers require careful planning for natural results as well as significant tooth preparation. Your dentist will custom design veneers to blend seamlessly with your natural smile. Once complete, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful smile for many years to come.

Dental veneers are a permanent cosmetic dental restoration that can both improve the aesthetics and the health of your smile. Exact cost will depend on the number, size and location of your veneers. If you are not ready to financially commit to dental veneers, ask your Villanova dentist about dental bonding, an economical alternative.

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