Veneer Cosmetic Dentistry
Everything begins with a smile!
It is common to be insecure about your smile. Around one in every two people are self-conscious about smiling too big and showing their teeth. This nervousness stems from misaligned, cracked, or yellowed teeth. While some of these insecurities are easily fixable, others, not so much. However, dental veneers offer one such solution that can rid you of all your dental insecurities in one simple procedure.
Veneer dentistry, also known as dental or porcelain veneers, is a cosmetic dental procedure that enhances the appearance of teeth. It involves the application of thin, custom-made shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to cover imperfections and transform smiles.
Dental veneers can address various aesthetic concerns, such as:
- Discoloured teeth: Veneers can cover teeth that are severely stained or discoloured and provide a brighter, whiter appearance.
- Chipped or cracked teeth: Veneers can hide minor chips and cracks, restoring the teeth to a more uniform and natural appearance.
- Gaps between teeth: Veneers can close small gaps between teeth, improving the alignment and creating a more even smile.
- Misshapen or uneven teeth: Veneers can reshape teeth, giving them a more symmetrical and harmonious appearance.
- Worn-down teeth: Veneers can protect and rejuvenate teeth that have been worn down over time due to grinding or other factors.
If you are considering veneers, Supercare offers a comprehensive range of veneer services to help you achieve their dream smiles. Our experienced dentists are skilled in providing top-quality veneers that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, creating beautiful and long-lasting results.
At Supercare, you can expect the following veneer services:
- Customised veneers
- High-quality materials
- Minimally invasive approach.
- Expert placement
Understanding the veneers procedure
There are four stages involved in the Veneer Dentistry process at SuperCare:
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Veneers are a great option not only to make your smile prettier but also your teeth stronger! They protect the outer surface of your teeth, preventing them from chipping or staining, allowing you to smile openly without any hesitation.
- Protective layer: Veneers cover the front surface of the teeth and shield the natural tooth enamel from external elements, such as acids and bacteria.
- Stain resistance: Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains and maintain their bright and attractive appearance over time.
- Minimally invasive: Compared to other dental restorations like crowns, veneers require minimal removal of tooth structure during preparation.
- Aesthetic improvement: Veneers offer significant aesthetic benefits by concealing various dental imperfections, including stains, chips, cracks, and gaps.
- Durable and long-lasting: High-quality porcelain veneers are exceptionally durable and can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
- Customised to your needs: Each veneer is custom-made to fit your individual teeth and facial features so that they blend in with your existing teeth.
Choosing the best dental veneer for you
At Supercare Dental, we provide the following variety of veneers so you can choose the material that best suits your dental aesthetic and protection needs:
Ceramic veneers: Ceramic or porcelain veneers, are custom-made from high-quality dental porcelain, closely mimicking the appearance of natural teeth. They are an excellent choice for those seeking a premium, permanent solution for their smile.
Composite veneers: Composite veneers are made from tooth-coloured composite resin. They are applied directly to the teeth and sculpted by the dentist. Composite veneers may not be as durable as porcelain or ceramic and may require more frequent maintenance.
Dental veneers: Before and after
Dental veneers are like magical smile transformers, they can work wonders in solving a variety of dental problems, leaving you with a confident and dazzling smile that you will be proud to show off to the world.
Fixing teeth discoloration. Whether your teeth are stained from years of coffee, tea, or other culprits, veneers can whisk away those stains and give you a brighter, whiter smile that’s movie-star worthy!
Concealing chipped teeth: Veneers can seamlessly cover up any chipped tooth, restoring the smooth and flawless appearance of your teeth and making it look like the accident never happened!
Granting an aligned smile: Veneers can help close the spaces between your teeth, while making them seem longer, more symmetrical, and pretty perfect.
Chew like a pro: Veneers are also versatile problem-solvers! From small dental misalignments to minor bite issues, veneers can help improve your dental functionality, making chewing and speaking a breeze.
Yes. Alternatives to veneers include dental bonding, dental crowns, teeth whitening, orthodontic treatment, enamel contouring, and more, all of which you can avail of Supercare if you do want to opt for veneers.
No. Getting veneers typically involves minimal discomfort, and most patients report little to no pain during the procedure. The dentist will use local anaesthesia to numb the area before bonding the veneers to ensure a painless process. After the procedure, you may experience mild sensitivity or discomfort, but this usually subsides within a few days.
Yes, a veneer can come off, but it is relatively rare. Veneers are typically bonded to the tooth’s surface with strong dental cement, making them secure. However, accidents, improper dental care, or natural wear-and-tear can cause a veneer to come loose.
Veneers, when properly applied and maintained, do not ruin teeth. However, the process of preparing the teeth for veneers involves removing a small amount of enamel, which is irreversible. This alteration can make the teeth more sensitive to temperature changes, and in some cases, if the veneers are not well-fitted or if there are complications, they can lead to issues like tooth decay or gum problems.
To care for your veneers, maintain good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing. Avoid biting hard objects or using teeth as tools. Moreover, limit staining agents like coffee or tobacco. Be sure to visit the dentist for routine check-ups and cleanings to ensure the longevity of your veneers.
Veneers can last on your teeth for an average of 10 to 15 years. However, their lifespan can vary based on individual factors, such as oral hygiene, biting habits, and the quality of materials used.
The process of getting a veneer typically takes two to three dental visits. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare your teeth, take impressions, and provide a temporary veneer. The permanent veneer is custom-made in a dental lab, and during the final visit, the dentist will bond the veneer to the tooth. The entire process usually spans a few weeks to a month.
The cost of veneers can vary based on factors such as the type of veneers (porcelain or composite) and the number of teeth being treated. On average, the cost of a single veneer can range from AUD $800 to $2500 or more.
To get quality dental care without paying too much, consider these tips:
- Look for dental insurance or discount plans. With us, you can use your Super to pay for your dental treatment.
- Consider dental schools for reduced-cost treatments.
- Maintain regular dental check-ups to prevent major issues.
- Prioritise preventive care to avoid costly treatments in the future.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the front surface of teeth. They are used to improve the appearance of teeth by covering imperfections like discoloration, chips, or gaps, creating a natural-looking and attractive smile.
Dental veneers come in two main types: porcelain veneers, which are custom-made from durable porcelain in a dental lab, and composite veneers, made of resin material and applied directly in the dentist’s office. Porcelain veneers require enamel removal and are long-lasting, while composite veneers are less expensive but may not last as long and can be more susceptible to staining.