"Are you considering porcelain veneers?"
Custom made porcelain veneers are designed to look like natural teeth.
How do veneers work?
Veneers are an excellent solution for closing gaps between teeth, and creating a straight, white ‘celebrity’ smile.
Porcelain veneers are strong and able to repel staining.
Where the traditional veneer process often involved painful grinding and shaving down of teeth, dental technology has now advanced. Pure porcelain veneers used in dentistry allow ultra thin, super strong veneers to be crafted, virtually pain free. Often there is no need to reduce the structure of an otherwise healthy tooth, making porcelain veneers a conservative and enduring cosmetic dentistry option.
Designed to last decades
If you are considering veneers, then we’ll guide you through the decision process, starting with our comprehensive oral health assessment. At this initial consultation, we’ll assess your suitability for veneers. We may even take impressions (moulds) of your teeth and send them to our laboratory.
Digital technology, including 3D scanning and CAD/CAM (computer aided drawing systems) allow a veneer to be crafted to fit the underlying tooth perfectly. As there is often no need for reduction of healthy tooth structure, your follow up appointment will take approximately one hour, as veneers are bonded to your teeth.
An investment in veneers is an investment in you and your future. Did you know you can expect your porcelain veneers to last anywhere from 10 to 30 years? Their durability means that you can expect an improved smile for decades to come.
How do I look after my veneers?
Like natural teeth, veneers require good care. A good oral hygiene program, including regular visits to your dentist, together with a regime of brushing and flossing, and your veneers will serve you well.
Your porcelain veneers are hard, but only as hard as your teeth. Foods that will crack or chip a natural tooth has the potential to crack or chip a veneer, so avoid biting directly into hard foods like carrots, corn or nuts and instead chop them up into smaller, bite-sized pieces. Similarly, while porcelain veneers are resistant to staining, they aren’t immune. Extensive exposure to certain substances can stain veneers just like natural teeth, so avoid cigarettes and either minimise coffee, tea and wine or drink them through a straw to minimise colouration.