Dental Veneers in Wheelers Hill

Do you have chips and cracks in your teeth or naturally yellow or grey teeth? Veneers are becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic dental treatment.Veneers not only improve the appearance of teeth, but they also help to make them stronger and better protected, giving you a healthy, beautiful smile.

What Are They?

Porcelain veneers are custom-fitted ‘shells’ that are applied and bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth in your smile zone and then shaped and coloured to best suit your natural smile. They are used to cosmetically correct teeth that are crooked or misshaped or to cover up gaps, stains and chips in your teeth.

How Are They Applied?

Your dentist will meet with you first, to determine the finished look you’d like to achieve while checking the appropriateness of your teeth for veneers and obtaining the best colour matches. Next, the dentist lightly sands the enamel on the teeth to be fitted with veneers to maintain the same tooth thickness. Then, an impression of your teeth is made so the veneers can be shaped for a perfect fit, with the correct colour and shape. While your new smile is being crafted, we may place temporary veneers on your teeth until the permanent ones are ready. At the next visit, we will have you approve the colour and shape of your new veneers prior to cementing them. Your teeth will be cleaned with a mild acidic solution, and then a tooth-coloured bonding adhesive is applied along with the veneers to cement them into place. Then the veneers are buffed to blend in with your other teeth. The result? A new smile and a happy face!

Benefits

As a conservative dental approach to cover teeth imperfections and fill in the gaps, porcelain veneers are an ideal choice because:

  • Very little of the actual tooth enamel is removed
  • They provide a natural-looking alternative that is less expensive than crowns
  • They are strong and stain-resistant
  • With proper care, they can last 10-15 years
  • The procedure produces very little pain or discomfort

Chairside Composites

Bonding or chairside composite restorations are a different type of cosmetic procedure that corrects the appearance of chipped, broken, or misshapen teeth, but without the multiple steps required of porcelain veneers.

Composites are a quick and affordable alternative, when only one or two teeth has an aesthetic flaw that needs to be addressed. They’re a relatively affordable procedure and can last for several years.

This single appointment treatment is custom matched and shaped over the tooth, then bonded using a bright light. In less than an hour, your tooth can be completely reshaped. Composite is very similar to the material used in tooth colored fillings. After applied, we buff and polish the material so that it blends right in with your tooth.

Want to Know More?

Porcelain veneers are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they’re functional because they protect your damaged teeth. They may also save you time and money and eliminate the need for more invasive crowns. Contact Waverley Park Dental Care today and our experienced team will help you determine the best options for making the most of your smile!

How much do veneers cost?

As per any dental treatment, the cost of getting your veneers fitted in tends to vary from patient to patient so we won’t be able to give you a direct quote without understanding how complex the procedure would be. Costs usually tend to differ when you take into account the possible X-rays needed, the process of bonding and your choice in material. Schedule a consultation with us today so we can assess your needs and give you a costing!

Why you may need veneers

Getting veneers is a personal preference but here are some of the more common reasons as to why our patients select this dental treatment:

  • Genetic features- This could include anything from unusually shaped teeth to gaps and crowded front teeth.
  • Trauma- Injuries that have left you with chipped/cracked teeth.
  • Antibiotics- A childhood history of antibiotics that left stains on your teeth.
  • Aging- Natural wear and tear as you get older.

Choosing between composite and porcelain veneers

It’s always important to identify which type will suit you best so let us help make your decision easier. Composite veneers tend to be more affordable and can be fabricated faster than their porcelain counterparts. Fitting in composite veneers is a single-day operation that ensures minimal alterations are done to your natural teeth- so if you want the material to be removed and replaced at a moment’s notice, you can do so easily! Porcelain tends to be a far stronger material so they surpass composite veneers in terms of durability! They can last for up to 10-15 years if maintained well and its strength makes it highly resistant to staining and chipping. We will conduct an oral health evaluation during your consultation and lay out which option may be best for you.

What is the after-care process?

Maintaining your dental health after a procedure is extremely important. Any special after-care requirements and follow-up appointments will be given to you by your practitioner. In terms of general oral health, you can make sure you stick to that usual routine of brushing and flossing because, while your veneers can’t decay, your underlying teeth can! Avoid grinding your teeth or biting down hard on things- in fact, when you chew, try and shift your food to your back teeth and avoid using your front teeth.

To restore your smile,  call our team