veneers

Veneers

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or color.

Types of Dental Veneers
Celebrities are often noted for their gleaming white, perfectly aligned teeth, but many often have cosmetic dentistry and dental veneers to thank for their Hollywood smile. Dental veneers can also be used as an alternative to crowns as they are less likely to show discolouration where the restoration meets the gum line. There are two types of veneers that are used by our dentists: Porcelain and Composite.

Porcelain Veneers
This substance is highly favoured for creating veneers because of its strength and durability. If porcelain veneers are well looked after with professional care and regular maintenance they could last for up to 25 years. Another advantage of having porcelain veneers is its ability to reflect light and match surrounding natural teeth.

Composite Veneers
Composite veneers can be built up directly in your mouth, with the veneers able to be bonded and moulded to the front of your teeth in a single dentist visit. This type of veneer can offer an equal standard of improvement to appearance like that of porcelain. Veneers of composite material tend to be cheaper than porcelain though as they are less durable and may be in need of replacement more often. Organise an appointment with one of our skilled dentists to discuss your veneer treatment options.

Benefits of Veneers

Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Unlike natural teeth, custom-made veneers resist coffee and tea stains, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech materials.

- With veneers—as opposed to crowns—your natural teeth remain largely intact with only a minimal amount being altered to fit the veneer.

- For teeth that resist whitening, veneers can make even the darkest teeth appear bright white.

- Dentists may also recommend veneers to quickly fix minor twists, overlaps, and small gaps.

How about Maintenance?

For about a week or two, you will go through a period of adjustment as you get used to your "new" teeth that have changed in size and shape. Brush and floss daily. After one or two weeks, your dentist will ask you to return for a follow-up appointment.