Dental veneers are a common solution for people who are not completely happy with their smile. They are very thin (equivalent to a contact lens) shells made either from porcelain or a resin composite that adhere to the front of the tooth. Veneers change the shape, colour and size of the natural tooth. They fix a number of dental problems.
How Porcelain Veneers Can Help To Create A Winning Smile
Chipped, broken and worn down teeth are easily repaired and strengthened with veneers. They can also fix tooth discolouration and irregularly shaped teeth with minimal alteration to the original enamel. For people who don’t want to invest time and endure discomfort by wearing braces, veneers are used to make an even, straight smile.
Crowns Versus Veneers
When deciding between a crown and a veneer, the latter is a more conservative approach to changing the appearance of a tooth. A crown requires extensive shaping of the original tooth, whereas with porcelain veneers, your dentist removes only half a millimetre of enamel from the front of the tooth. In many cases, the application of a temporary veneer isn’t necessary while awaiting the laboratory’s completion of a patient’s custom veneer.
Veneer Colour Can Be Customised
Porcelain veneers also have a natural tooth appearance. Colour variation in the casting replicates the dynamic appearance of an original tooth and translucent areas in the porcelain imitate the clear biting edges of enamel teeth. Patients can also custom select the colour of their veneers when using porcelain. This means dark teeth or teeth with uneven colour can be lightened and given a uniform appearance. However, once veneers are applied, teeth can no longer be whitened. Patients planning on whitening should complete their whitening treatment prior to the application of veneers.
Porcelain Veneers Are Bio-Compatible And Durable
Porcelain veneers comfortably integrate into a patient’s mouth. Gum tissue readily accepts porcelain, as long as there isn’t pre-existing gum disease or decay. Porcelain is also highly durable, though patients should exercise caution and avoid chewing on pencils, ice and other hard objects.
Porcelain Veneers Are Easy To Maintain
With veneers, patients can continue to practice their regular oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. There are no extra steps required to maintain veneers.
Are Veneers Right For Me?
We warmly invite you to make an appointment to discuss your specific needs so that we can determine if veneers are the right solution for you.
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Veneers can be a great solution for anyone wanting a permanent fix to their smile. Being a cosmetic procedure, veneers are usually used to enhance the appearance of teeth — they are not used to repair damage. Porcelain veneers may be a good option for you if your teeth are stained or discoloured, chipped, cracked or oddly shaped, or if they are widely spaced or smaller than average.
The right amount of veneers for you
Some people opt to get a single veneer to correct a chipped or broken tooth, and some opt to get several veneers in order to create an even smile. It is purely an individual choice. In any case, the end result of veneer treatment should be a natural-looking, confident smile.
A quick recovery process
A great benefit of choosing veneers as a treatment option is the relatively short recovery process. Unlike with some other more extensive dental procedures, you will be free to eat and drink as normal once your veneers are applied and any anesthetic has worn off.
Suitable candidates for veneers
Are you thinking, ‘Should I get veneers?’ Veneers can be a great choice for people wanting to enhance their smile, but it’s important to note that they are only a suitable option if your teeth and gums are in good condition prior to your veneer treatment. If you’re thinking of getting veneers, then we invite you to make an appointment with us in order to discuss your unique needs. In consultation with you, we’ll determine if veneers are the best treatment solution.
At Sydney Road Dental Care, we do our best to ensure that each visit to our clinic is a welcoming and comfortable experience. Be sure to have a look at what you can expect from your new patient appointment and contact us if you’d like further information on dental veneers in Sydney. Our friendly and professional team are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
With good oral hygiene and care, your porcelain veneers should last between 10 and 15 years.
Yes. Porcelain veneers from Sydney Road Dental Care are designed to blend in with, and mimic the appearance of natural teeth.
Along with good oral hygiene, it’s important to avoid chewing or biting on hard objects, and avoid chewing with your front teeth to avoid chipping your veneers.
We are always here to offer you a personalised service, specific to your unique needs. If you are thinking of getting veneers in Sydney and are interested to learn more, please make sure you get in touch with the friendly team at Sydney Road Dental Care. If you have questions about veneers, including how much dental veneers cost, we can provide you with further information and talk you through our patient-friendly payment options.