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Dental Veneers

Patients with damaged or decaying teeth may benefit greatly from dental veneers as a solution to their problems. At the Mackenzie Dental Centre, Dr. Lloyd Pedvis can discuss the pros and cons of the treatment plan and recommend a suitable course of action. In general, dental veneers are thin translucent “shells” (porcelain or composite) that fit perfectly over the teeth in order to correct a deficiency. Dental veneers are custom fabricated for fit, and noticeably improve the aesthetic look of the teeth. Depending on the patient’s condition, veneers may well be the best option.

Dental veneers can be prescribed for various problems:  chipped and/or broken teeth; teeth that are permanently stained; crooked and/or misshapen teeth; unattractive spaces between teeth; even fillings that are unappealing. But as any dental professional will profess, dental veneers are designed only to improve the aesthetic appearance of teeth. In fact, veneers may not be suitable for all – that’s why a comprehensive dental examination is required. Here, the Mackenzie team can assess if veneers are right, and if the potential results warrant the treatment protocol.

For patients experiencing a serious level of tooth decay, or for those faced with symptoms of gum disease, there may be additional treatment required before veneers are applied. As well, patients who have poor tooth structure or insufficient enamel may not be good candidates. Finally, in such cases where patients are known to grind their teeth, here too, veneers may not be the answer. At the Mackenzie Dental Centre, all issues are diagnosed, and all dental procedures are considered, depending on the patient.  If veneers aren’t appropriate, there are other options, such as crowns.

In terms of procedure, there are two options with dental veneers. For instance, composite resin veneers stick directly onto the enamel surface of an existing tooth. These are designed to colour-match a patient’s natural teeth, and are applied in layers. When the layers of resin fully harden, the dentist can shape and polish the newly veneered tooth accordingly. The finished tooth looks smooth and natural, and aesthetically, the results are impressive. With a high quality approach to treatment, composite veneers look so natural that they’re often difficult to distinguish.

Porcelain veneers are another option, and with a number of benefits. They are solid, durable, and resilient. They will sustain for about 10 or 15 years. They won’t attract or retain stains. And they have a very “life-like” look. Porcelain veneers provide exceptional results overall, although the procedure is somewhat more costly than other methods. This is primarily because the treatment is complex and requires a higher level of professional expertise. As it is, patients at the Mackenzie Dental Centre can rest assured that Dr. Pedvis will recommend and prescribe the best options.

For all dental veneer procedures, long life will depend on day-to-day oral hygiene, consistent maintenance, and a commitment to regular dental examinations. Needless to say, patients with veneers must be more careful than others with the way they bite, chew, or grind.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Thoroughly impressed from top to bottom. Beautiful facility, state of the art equipment, phenomenal dentist Dr. Lloyd Pedvis is indeed!! Beyond knowledgeable and best of all is his calming influence. He has such a down to earth approach, I just find it reassuring and just don't have the anxiety that I've had with past dental work. Just moved into the city and thrilled with our families new dentist and dental clinic!

Josh Katz

Dr. Pedvis and is staff are absolutely wonderful! My family and I are so happy that we have found him. He is absolutely amazing with young children. Both my kids needed work done and he was very gentle and patient. Both of them left his office happy and with great smiles! We are very happy we switched to Dr. Pedvis.

Holly D.

Our Family has gone to Dr. Pedvis for over 25 years in his previous location. You are all so lucky to have him and his team to look after you in Vaughan now. I am a very complicated dental patient due to healthcare issues… I knew I was always safe with Dr. Pedvis!  I will miss your great stories, and trying not to laugh, as you work on my dental issues. Most people do not get to laugh at "The Dentist". Your new office looks awesome! 

Dorothy McMahon

I have been a patient of Dr. Pedvis for 13 yrs now. He is the greatest dentist I've ever had. He's extremely gentle, listens to your concerns and is compassionate. I once emailed the office with a severe toothache when it was closed. Shortly after Dr Pedvis contacted me with my concerns, he called in a prescription for me to get me out of pain. He then took me first thing in the morning and did a root canal. I highly recommend this dental office to anybody looking for a caring dentist. Also the staff is fantastic and they truly care about you as a person.

Kimberly Oppermann

I have seen many dentist prior to Dr. Pedvis, so I believe I have ample reference points to say that Dr. Pedvis is at the top of his field. He keeps up to date with developments in the field, invests in the latest equipment for his office and is able to handle a wide variety of procedures, from simple to complex. He also maintains a equally top level network of professionals to add to his service capabilities if needed.

Christopher Omiecinski

I am pleased to share my experience I had at the office of Dr. Lloyd Pedvis. From the moment I stepped into the office, I was made to feel welcome and comfortable, by the friendly competent staff. I found the office environment very pleasant. Dr. Pedvis is an excellent dentist. He takes the time to explain every procedure, and is attentive that I was comfortable at all times.

Melissa Lombardo

Me and my family have been going to Dr. Pedvis 's dental practice since 1995. He always performs excellent services, and is often available to handle emergencies. First class staff ,as well. Their new location in Vaughan is stunning! Highly recommended.

Cameron A M Muir

Dr Pedvis was so amazing! I can't say enough good things about him. Not only did he get me in quickly for a root canal (replying on a Sunday to my plea for help!) He was so great about addressing my pain, and understanding my irrational fear. His follow up after the root canal was absolutely amazing! I was shocked at his follow through and care for his patients even after the procedure. I would recommend him to anyone in need of dental work.

Nancy B.

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