If you suffer from minor structural or cosmetic issues with your teeth then cosmetic veneers may be beneficial to improve their overall appearance. Cosmetic veneers have a long history in successfully resolving minor cosmetic issues, and the current designs are more lifelike, reliable and convenient than ever before.
Whether you suffer from unsightly cracks, chips, gaps, tooth discolouration or minor misalignment these issues can undermine your confidence and, unfortunately, make you reluctant to smile. Thankfully cosmetic veneers provide a viable way to get the stunning smile you desire and deserve. They are even suitable if you would like to extend short or “stubby” teeth or simply would like to correct stains that don’t respond to professional teeth whitening.
Cosmetic veneers are considered a conservative treatment option, meaning they require few adjustments to your teeth – only a small layer of enamel is removed to apply them. They are individually sculpted for your mouth and smile expectations. At About Smiles we will help you set realistic smile goals and provide high quality options to deliver a lifelike and immediately confidence boosting transformation.
We offer two varieties of veneer – porcelain and composite. Both options require you to keep up your regular oral hygiene practices to properly maintain (i.e. flossing and regular brushing). However, they do involve slightly different advantages and procedures.
Porcelain Veneers – These are fitted over three appointments. In the first appointment we create a digital mock of your teeth and the lab prepares a diagnostic model of how the veneers look. They are then tried on your teeth for shape, colour and fit until you are happy with the look. Then, at the second appointment, we prepare the teeth by carefully removing a layer of enamel before fitting your temporary veneers.
At the third appointment, the final veneers are fitted onto your teeth.
Porcelain is a very good option because it has a true colour, it is highly resistant to stains (such as from wine, tea and coffee), it mimics lifelike aesthetics accurately and, when maintained correctly, can last up to 15 years or longer.
Composite Resin – Composite veneers are created from engineered resin and are a thinner option than porcelain. This provides two advantages: less enamel needs to be removed from the structure of the tooth prior to bonding and they can be made and fitted in a single appointment.
Composite options will last on average between four and eight years. This is because they are less durable than porcelain, and being a porous resin they are more susceptible to stains and chipping. However they cost significantly less and can be removed and replaced as necessary, making them perfect for smaller applications.
If you are not entirely happy with the appearance of your teeth and are looking for an effective option to dramatically improve the look of your smile, book a consultation today. You can get in touch online or at (02) 9415 3555 for Chatswood location, (02) 9313 6388 for Zetland, East Village location.