Veneers are thin slices of precisely made porcelain manufactured to fit over the visible surface at the front of the tooth. This provides a number of aesthetic effects including a change in shape and colour. Teeth look straighter, gaps are minimised or they can be lengthened if they are short or chipped. Veneers can help create beautiful, flawless smiles.
Enamel is removed from the tooth in tiny amounts, which is usually the same thickness as the veneer will be. An impression is taken and the veneer is created in a laboratory by a specialist technician. The veneer is then bonded to the tooth to form a strong and natural-looking tooth often stronger than the original.
Veneers are an ideal way to treat discoloured or unsightly teeth, closing gaps between front teeth, or repairing chips and cracks. At Sailors Bay Dentistry we offer both porcelain and resin veneers depending on your requirements. Either of these two veneer options can restore the true beauty in your smile.
Veneers may not always be the right choice for all patients who suffer from chipped, stained, gapped or corked teeth. Your oral hygiene must firstly be up to a high standard that show no signs of decay or periodontal disease. If you are not suitable, our team of dentists will be able to discuss alternatives to veneers that are both functional and aesthetically appealing. If you and your Sailors Bay Dentist decide that dental veneers may be the best option, you may need to participate in a treatment plan to determine the best course of action. This treatment plan will involve discussions about the appropriate preparation of your teeth, and what is required in order for your dental veneer to fit properly. During your treatment planning you will be able to discuss with your dentist the preferred shape, colour and length you desire.
Porcelain Veneers - Before and After Gallery
On average, dental veneers can last around 5 to 10 years before they will need to be replaced. The longevity of your veneer will also depend on what your veneer is made of and your oral hygiene habits. Tooth decay can compromise the integrity of the veneer and natural tooth beneath it. If you experience a chip or crack you should visit your dentist immediately.
Call us at (02) 9958 0400 to get further details or make an enquiry. The team at Sailors Bay can provide exceptional service and professional treatment when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Get in touch and see how we can help!
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