At Sydney Road Dental Care, we strive to use only the highest quality dental materials provided by our expert off-site dental technicians to create beautiful, yet natural looking smiles. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for patients seeking the most comprehensive option for improving their smiles.
Porcelain veneers are very thin sheets of porcelain attached onto the front surfaces of your teeth to improve their appearance. They require significant knowledge and technical skill by the clinician, who is supported by an off-site dental laboratory. They are often designed through the use of Digital Smile Design (DSD) software, which allows patients to view their new smile as a simulation prior to committing to the procedure.
What can porcelain veneers be used for?
Masking discolouration or staining, especially when it is too deep or unresponsive to conventional whitening procedures.
Minor chips or wear, including lengthening of teeth.
Reshaping minor irregularities in shape and size, as well as matching the shape of adjacent teeth to improve inconsistencies in the overall smile.
Closing or minimizing spacing between teeth.
An alternative to, or following orthodontic treatment to correct minor misalignments.
What is the process for porcelain veneers?
At your initial consultation, you will discuss with your dentist your specific goals and ideal aesthetic result. This will involve looking at all possible procedures and outcomes, prior to settling on porcelain veneers. We will then take a complete range of clinical photographs, dental x-rays, 3D scans etc. and start planning your new smile. If required, at a subsequent follow-up appointment, we will show you a simulation via our Digital Smile Design software of a possible aesthetic outcome. Here you will be able to advise us of any changes you would like to make to your future smile. If you choose to go ahead, your next appointment will involve shaping your teeth to fit your new porcelain veneers. You will be given temporary veneers to wear for two weeks during the fabrication process, after which we will cement your permanent veneers.
Why choose Sydney Road Dental Care for your porcelain veneers?
Our dentists are highly trained in cosmetic dentistry, and only source the best materials from dental laboratories specializing in porcelain veneers. We allow extensive time to discuss, plan and provide the treatment, as we recognize the complexity of this procedure. We strongly believe that patient education is the cornerstone of all cosmetic procedures, and strive to help our patients understand how we will reach their desired outcome.