COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Veneers

Veneers are made from strong, high quality porcelains and they consist of a very thin shell that fits exactly over the front surface of a tooth. The veneer is bonded onto the tooth and can be used to correct a number of different discrepancies that include:

  • Chips or cracks
  • Teeth which are internally stained
  • To replace worn areas or to hide a tooth that is too small
  • Correcting the position of the tooth that may be slightly out of alignment
  • Closing or minimising unsightly gaps in between teeth

We do need to prepare teeth in order to veneer them which will mean removing a very small amount of tooth enamel. Even though veneers are extremely thin, typically 0.5 mm or less, they still can look too bulky if a tooth isn’t properly prepared. The veneers are custom-made in our dental laboratory to our exact specifications and can be fitted at your next visit.

With proper care, veneers should last for quite a few years. Their natural life can be prolonged through making sure you have regular check-ups and hygiene appointments and that you practice good oral care at home. Eventually all veneers will need renewing and this treatment is generally irreversible.

If you are unsure about this treatment, speak to our friendly dental team on (02) 9971 8992. You can visit the practice at Suite 1, 5 Dee Why Parade, Dee Why NSW 2099.