At Passion Dental, we offer many options for cosmetically improving your smile and one of them is dental veneers. Veneers help you in straightening your teeth and improving your bite.
Veneers are thin porcelain custom-made shells to be bonded over the existing teeth to improve their appearance and to protect them. Veneers require very little tooth preparation and are preferred by several customers.
Veneers are most commonly required when:
- Teeth are discoloured (and whitening does not suffice)
- Teeth have small chips or cracks
- Teeth are slightly misaligned
- A tooth has become weak
- There are small gaps between teeth
There are two types of veneers:
Composite veneers are made of a composite resin material very similar to the one used for white fillings.
The benefits of composite veneers are:
- They can be made in one appointment. While you are in the dental chair, the dentist can shape and bond the veneers in place.
- They normally cost approximately half the price of a porcelain veneer.
Due to the advancement in dental technology, composite resin materials have improved significantly and you can achieve a very natural smile that blends in with your existing dentition.
Porcelain veneers, unlike composite veneers, require two to three appointments to be completed.
On the first appointment, we will take an impression of your teeth and design your smile on the computer. This will form a part of your smile blueprint so that we will can design the right veneers. Once you have approved the design, we will then proceed to prepare the veneers and take a second set of impression that will be sent off to the laboratory for processing of your porcelain veneers.
At Passion dental, we get our veneers made by only the top Australian laboratories to ensure that you get the best results.
Once the porcelain veneers are made, you can try them on. At this stage, you will be able to analyse your smile design again. Once you are pleased with the result, the veneers will be bonded to your teeth permanently.
The benefits of porcelain veneers compared to composite ones are:
- They are stronger and can offer greater protection to the underlying tooth structure
- Due to the superior quality of material, the final result is so close to natural that even a dentist would be hard pressed to tell the tooth was veneered
- They normally last longer than composite veneers
- Very aesthetic tooth replacement