Porcelain Veneers are an effective treatment in cosmetic dentistry to help achieve your new smile. Porcelain veneer’s can be a fast, painless, and affordable solution for discoloured, worn or unsightly teeth. Now a beautiful new smile can be customised for you in less time than ever before.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers are a thin tooth coloured porcelain (ceramic) facing crafted to bond to the outside surface of the tooth. Porcelain Veneers can also be made from composite resin layered directly on to your tooth. There are numerous options, Dr Charlie Kahwagi, Dr Geoffrey Storey and Dr Jaclyn Fahey will be able to discuss both the benefits and any concerns with you before you decide on which option is right for you.
Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
- Minimal dental visits to achieve your desired result
- Pain-free and fast
- No needles, no drills
- Non-invasive: No grinding or shaving
- Unbelievably affordable
- Super strong, ultra-thin Porcelain Veneers
- You may be able to achieve your desired results without orthodontic work.
What kinds of issues can dental veneers repair?
Dental veneers are most often used for cosmetic purposes and can be used to treat a wide range of concerns. Veneers can be very helpful in concealing imperfections like discolouration and stains; chipped teeth; and unwanted gaps between the teeth. They can also be used to address issues like misalignment, crowding and unusually shaped or sized teeth. Because they are custom-made, dental veneers greatly improve the appearance of the smile.
What is the difference between a dental veneer and a crown?
Veneers are designed to cover the surface of the tooth. They are essentially thin shells that are bonded to the teeth to improve their appearance and conceal any cosmetic imperfections. While veneers only fit over the front surface of the tooth, which is the part that is visible when you smile, crowns are designed to cover the entire tooth. Crowns, which are a cap-like casing, can be used for cosmetic purposes, but they can also be used as a means of support for teeth that are cracked or have been weakened as a result of decay, trauma or root canal treatment.
How are veneers placed on the teeth?
In preparation for veneers, your dentist will grind down a small amount of enamel and then take an impression of your teeth. The impression is then sent to a laboratory so that your custom veneers can be fabricated. Once your veneers are ready, your dentist will check that the fit, colour and shape are all correct. Your teeth will be ground down a little more before a special dental cement is used to bind the veneers to the surface of your teeth. An ultraviolet light is used to bond the veneers securely.