Overview of Veneers

They are a cosmetic dental treatment used to correct a variety of dental issues, such as discoloration, chips, cracks, and gaps. Veneers are custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth and are designed to look and feel natural. The process of getting veneers typically involves multiple appointments, including a consultation, tooth preparation, impression taking, and final placement.
Veneers are a popular choice for people looking to enhance their smile, and with proper care, they can last for many years. However, they are not suitable for everyone, and it is important to discuss your options with a qualified dental professional.

A More Affordable Option for a Beautiful Smile

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

How Veneers Can Correct Teeth Imperfections and Boost Your Confidence

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. They are made of either porcelain or composite resin materials.

Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are stained, discoloured, chipped, or misaligned. They can also be used to close gaps between teeth or to change the shape or size of teeth.

The process of getting veneers typically involves several appointments with your dentist. First, your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. Then, impressions of your teeth will be taken and sent to a dental lab, where your custom veneers will be fabricated. Once your veneers are ready, your dentist will bond them to the front surface of your teeth using a special dental adhesive.

The lifespan of veneers can vary depending on a number of factors, including the material used, the quality of the bonding process, and how well you care for your teeth. In general, porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years or more with proper care, while composite resin veneers may need to be replaced every 5-7 years.

The process of getting veneers involves removing a small amount of enamel from your teeth, which means that the procedure is irreversible. However, if you decide to have your veneers removed, your teeth may feel sensitive or rough for a few days, but they should return to their original appearance over time.

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