What is a Dental Veneer?
A Dental Veneer is used when the patient wants to change the look, shade or shape of their smile/particular teeth. Veneers are like little helmets for each tooth. They are a very thin cap and are shaped to be custom fit to each tooth. These caps or shells are bonded to each tooth to improve the appearance and look of the teeth, as naturally as possible.
What do conditions do Veneers treat?
The conditions that Veneers can treat include:
- Making patients smile more symmetrical
- Any teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that may be chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped
- Teeth with gaps between them
- Crooked teeth
- Discoloured teeth
How do we perform a Veneer?
At your Dental Veneers consultation, your Plenty Smiles dentist, will go through your desired look, shade, shape and size for your new smile.
You will go through the cost and the process, including what it entails and what is required moving forward. You will make your next series of appointments to create your new smile.
At your first treatment appointment your dentists will trim approximately ½ millimetre of enamel off your tooth before making an impression of your tooth. Your comfort will be our top priority, and if required, anaesthetic can be provided. Your dentist will then take an impression of the altered teeth. That will then be sent off to our lab to create your veneers.
After around two weeks you will receive your new veneers. Your dentist will clean and polish each tooth preparing to bond your new veneers.
They will then bond your new veneers to each tooth using a special cementing material.
You will then get to look into the mirror with your brand-new smile, specifically designed for you.
Are there different types of Veneers?
Yes, there are in fact two different types of Veneers:
- Composite Resin Veneers: these veneers are usually placed on the tooth in just one appointment. These veneers are a strong material however are not the strongest. These are however moulded directly to the teeth and produce the smoothest shape right there and then.
- Porcelain Veneers: These are a more long-lasting option and are a lot more durable with less maintenance required. The process is longer as they do require to be sent off to the lab once the impression has been taken.
How to look after Veneers?
It is crucial that we look after our oral hygiene always but especially before, during and after a dental procedure like veneers. It is important that you brush and floss twice a day, taking care around each of your veneers.
Once the enamel has been altered before bonding, the teeth will be a lot more sensitive, so it is crucial to be mindful of this, until your permanent veneers have been set.
How long do Veneers last?
Composite Veneers will usually last between 7-9 years, whereas porcelain veneers will last between 10-15 years.
How can I pay for my Veneers?
At Plenty Smiles we provide our patients with many options of how to achieve their dental goals. We take pride in our ability to understand that our patients need flexibility with their payment options. We have a HICAPS machine to claim health insurance on the appointment day, as well as payment plan options with the National Dental Plan.
What is the Plenty Smiles difference?
Plenty Smiles has had over 14 years of offering our loyal patients Veneers . We take pride in the service we offer our patients. We have sought out the best Lab technicians possible to enable us to match the shape, colour and design needed.
Please call 9466 8103 today or follow the link https://plentysmilesappointments.as.me/schedule.php to book your Veneer consultation today!