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Cosmetic Dental Veneers

woman with beautiful smile smilingDo you refrain from smiling due to various tooth imperfections? We have a fantastic solution—veneers. These ultrathin coverings are made of fine porcelain and are placed over the front teeth. Veneers are bonded onto the tooth surfaces to improve the appearance.

Veneers offer dramatic custom enhancement of the teeth at the front of your smile. Depending on the number of teeth that show the most, the average case involves anywhere from 6-10 veneers.

Another function of veneers is they can reinforce teeth with cracks. Or, if teeth are ground down, we can restore the teeth length with veneers.

What Is the Difference Between Crowns and Veneers?

A veneer is much thinner and it’s a more conservative way of restoring a tooth. A crown goes all the way around a tooth, so it’s more destructive to have a crown placed on the tooth.

Why Get Veneers?

Cosmetic veneers are best for healthy teeth that have aesthetic irregularities. As long as your smile is free of active periodontal disease or tooth decay, you likely qualify for this elective enhancement.

We often recommend veneers for cosmetic correction of issues like

  • Uneven or misshaped teeth
  • Severe stain
  • Mild to moderate crowding
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Chipped enamel
  • Atypical tooth shape or size

Since veneers only take one or two visits to complete, they offer a relatively quick solution for cosmetic concerns, making them the go-to treatment for your smile makeover.

Types of Veneers We Offer

We offer two types of dental veneers in our office. Each design has its advantages and benefits, depending on the needs of the individual.

Same-Day (Chairside) Veneers — Composite veneers are relatively inexpensive cosmetic restorations. They’re best used in instances with one or two problematic teeth, rather than several at once. Like white fillings, the composite shade is selected, and the material is hand-shaped over your affected tooth.

Porcelain Dental Veneers — For optimal aesthetic results, we recommend hand-designed porcelain veneers. Each restoration is crafted in a lab for optimal contour and colour, for a beautiful yet natural-looking appearance.

Getting porcelain veneers is a process that generally requires two separate appointments. The first is for prepping your teeth and recording impressions. About two weeks later, the custom restorations are ready to bond to each appropriate tooth.

Porcelain veneers are more durable than chairside composite veneers. As such, we recommend them for optimal aesthetics or when multiple teeth are involved.

What Does the Process Involve?

We may have to remove a few microns of your tooth enamel first to create space for the veneers. A general checkup and X-rays are required to make sure no decay is present anywhere. Then we will take impressions so the dentist can have a look at how your teeth bite together. Next, a lab will create a wax-up so you can see what the veneers will look like.

FAQ

Who is an ideal candidate for veneers?

Veneers are a popular treatment, especially as we get older and people’s teeth aren’t as beautiful as they once were. Or if they have large fillings or fractures, a veneer covers up all those imperfections.

Can people tell if I have a veneer?

If the veneer is well-made nobody can tell as long as it’s not too white. The colour has to be natural as well and suit your complexion.

Should I whiten my teeth before getting veneers?

If you have a veneer on just one tooth, it’s a good idea to get teeth whitening beforehand. The colour of the veneer stays the same, so when your own teeth darken over time you can either bleach them to more closely match the veneer or you could have the veneer replaced.

How long should my veneers last?

Veneers can last for many years. In fact, they’re the longest-lasting restoration. That’s because they’re bonded well onto the tooth enamel. We don’t have to remove the enamel from the tooth when preparing.

How do I take care of my veneers?

You can expect your veneers to last for a long time, but that depends on how you take care of them. It’s essential to maintain optimal oral hygiene. For example, you will need to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once daily. Practicing these habits can help to keep your gums pink and healthy and free of any harmful bacteria. You also should visit us twice a year for your regular dental examinations.

It is very important to refrain from biting into hard foods like apples. Instead, cut these foods into mouth-sized pieces and refrain from chewing on hard items like pens and pencils.

What happens if one of my veneers comes off?

Don’t panic. Occasionally this can occur, but it’s very rare. Try to locate the veneer and never attempt to glue it back in your mouth! Call our office straightaway and we will try to get you in as quickly as possible. You may experience some sensitivity to cold foods or liquids during the time your veneer is off.

Can I still brush and floss my teeth after veneers? Do I still need to come in for professional hygiene appointments?

Yes, you can brush all your teeth in the same manner. You can floss all your teeth that have veneers. It’s also important to continue your regular hygiene visits as you have in the past.

Should I wear a nightguard with my veneers?

If you tend to grind your teeth at night, you should wear a nightguard. Doing so can help prevent any cracks of breakage of the veneers.

Thinking About a Smile Makeover?

During your aesthetic consultation, we’ll discuss what it is you want to change about your teeth and which options are best for your situation. Everyone is different. It could be that veneers are the ideal choice or you might have another alternative like whitening with braces. Ultimately, our goal is to help transform your smile into one of your best accessories.

SMILE CONFIDENTLY AGAIN

Getting dental veneers Sydney CBD can give you a reason to smile again. If you avoid photographs or laughing in front of friends, a smile makeover could change that. Contact She’s Apples Dentistry today for a consultation.
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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Cosmetic Dental Veneers Sydney CBD, Park Street NSW | (02) 9264 5333