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What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers (also known as ‘porcelain veneers’ or ‘dental porcelain laminates’) are wafer-thin shells made from either porcelain or a resin composite. They are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to improve the appearance of tooth shape, color, size and alignment.

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When are dental veneers used?

Dental veneers can assist in creating a straight, symmetrical, white smile and are an ideal solution for people wanting to improve the appearance of:

  • teeth that are discolored due to root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or the presence of large resin fillings
  • worn down teeth
  • chipped or broken teeth
  • misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped teeth
  • teeth with unsightly gaps between them.

What are the benefits of dental veneers?

Dental veneers offer cosmetic benefits to people wanting to improve the appearance of their teeth:

  • offer dynamic color variation and translucency which mimics the appearance of tooth enamel to create a natural looking smile are made of bio-compatible material that gum tissue usually tolerates well
  • require minimal tooth shaping during the fitting procedure, approximately half a millimeter of enamel from the front of the tooth is removed
  • can be fitted during a painless procedure and often without anaesthetic
  • are stain resistant
  • do not require a separate or special cleaning routine
  • can last up to 15 years, depending on the type of veneer selected and how well the veneers are maintained
  • are often less expensive than other dental solutions for improving the appearance of teeth, such as dental crowns and orthodontic braces.
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Considerations

Veneers are not a good choice for individuals who:

  • Clench and grind their teeth
  • Have unhealthy, weakened teeth
  • Have an inadequate amount of existing enamel on the tooth surface

The initial appointment with our dentist will confirm your suitability.

 

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