Porcelain veneers are a popular option at My Dental Care @ West End.
Did you know that porcelain veneers are a quick and easy way to fix any imperfections in your smile? They can create a smile that makes you beam from ear to ear.
What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells which are personally designed to suit the front of your teeth. They sit on front of your existing teeth to create a natural looking surface.
Veneers are used for people who want to change the appearance of their discoloured, stained, crooked or gapped teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a single tooth or multiple teeth depending on the kind of smile you want to achieve.
Who would benefit from veneers?
People opt for veneers to enhance the appearance of their smile if they have:
- Chipped or worn down teeth
- Stained or discoloured teeth
- Uneven or crooked teeth
- Gaps in between teeth
What are the benefits of having porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry service due to the wide range of benefits that comes with them.
- They are very natural looking, meaning they blend in with your existing teeth
- Can provide a straight, more symmetrical looking smile
- They can solve any staining problems which teeth whitening would be able to correct
- They are personally designed to fit your own teeth, giving them the best fit possible
- They are resistant to food and drinks that usually stain teeth, such as wines and coffee
- They can fix multiple corrections with your teeth, even filling in gaps or wide spaced teeth
- Have a high resistance to chipping and damage
How are porcelain veneers applied?
Having your smile made over with veneers usually takes about three office visits. In the initial consultation, the dentist will first plan your new smile by determining what size, shape, and type of veneers that will best complement your smile and aesthetic desires.
Next, your teeth will be carefully prepared by removing a small amount of enamel to accommodate the veneer. This ensures the veneers sits as closely and as comfortable as possible, enhancing how natural they look.
Temporary veneers will be placed to protect the teeth while the final veneer is fabricated in a dental laboratory so you don’t have to worry about any aesthetic issues whilst you wait.
When the permanent veneers are ready, you will return for your third visit to have your veneers cemented. This is the final step in your smile transformation, and you can leave the dentist’s office knowing that you now have a brand new, beautiful smile.
How long to veneers last?
On average, veneers can last from 7-10 years. It all depends on how well they are cared for. Veneers need as much care, if not more, than your existing teeth. Good oral hygiene, frequent brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist can prolong their life. This also means that any foods that are tough on and could potentially break your existing teeth, could also damage your veneers.
Porcelain Veneers Brisbane
If you want more information about porcelain veneers or want to book in a consultation, contact us today and take that step towards improving your smile and overall oral health.
Generally you cannot whiten porcelain veneers, instead they must be whitened before they are installed. so make sure you clean properly to prevent stains from occurring.
No, dental veneers do not damage your teeth. During the process of having dental veneers placed, composite resin is used to bond them to your teeth, but this material does not cause any damage. When the veneers are bonded, your teeth will remain unharmed. In fact, veneers can protect the teeth from damage and stains because they are made from a very durable porcelain material.
Our dental veneers are made from porcelain that are very natural looking, and blend in well with the existing teeth. The porcelain material is also resistant to stains caused by foods and drinks, plus it has a very high resistance to chipping and other forms of damage.
Although we offer porcelain veneers at our practice, they can also be made of resin composite materials. Resin composite veneers, however, are not as stain resistant as porcelain veneers and do not provide as natural a look.