Are you suffering from stained, discoloured teeth, chipping, cracks, worn teeth or gaps? If YES, then you might need dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, to improve your appearance by covering the front surface of your teeth with a thin layer of porcelain or a composite resin material.
Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.
Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured tooth or to lighten your front teeth. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look whole again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth, with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) is not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider veneers. Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed.
A veneer takes at least two visits. The first is to prepare the tooth and match the shade, and the second is to fit it. Before bonding it in place, your dentist will show you the veneer on your tooth to make sure you are happy with it. Bonding a veneer in place is done with a special adhesive, which holds it firmly on the tooth.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and would like to explore how veneers can assist in improving your appearance veneers may be the solution for you. Expertly matched veneers can give your smile the proportions and evenness you have always wanted. With access to the latest products on the market, our Maroubra dentists are highly qualified and experienced to help you and your family achieve beautiful smiles.