If the aesthetic of your smile is causing you dissatisfaction, dental veneers from Complete Dental in Coorparoo & Elanora can transform your smile for the better.
Once a luxury only available to Hollywood stars, advances in dental technology have made dental veneers an option that is now readily available and completely achievable. Dental veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain or composite resin shells bonded to the surface of the natural tooth. They can instantly brighten a smile, improve the appearance of misshapen, cracked or crooked teeth, close gaps, or even-out teeth that are too short or long.
As dental veneers are designed specifically to fit your teeth, they can provide a conservative approach to modifying the tooth’s size, shape, angulation and colour. They essentially ‘cover-up’ the imperfections of your teeth, creating a beautiful and white (yet natural-looking) smile.
What is the difference between composite and porcelain veneers?
Both composite dental veneers and porcelain dental veneers serve the same purpose; improving the appearance of your smile. They both involve placing tooth-coloured moulds over the existing teeth. Composite veneers are made using engineered resin or plastic. Porcelain veneers (made from porcelain) are of higher quality, appear more natural, are more stable and generally last longer than composite veneers.
Most patients opt for porcelain veneers for these reasons. However, cost can be the deciding factor in the choice between the two as porcelain dental veneers tend to cost more.
How much do dental veneers cost?
The cost of dental veneers can vary, depending on several factors. These can include the type of veneer (porcelain can cost more than its composite counterpart), the number of veneers required and the state of the existing, natural teeth.
At your initial consultation, your skilled dentist will carefully assess your teeth and discuss the determined treatment path, to create a natural, beautiful result. This consultation will also include a discussion about the cost, payment options and payment plans.
How are dental veneers applied?
The dental veneer journey requires several appointments, to ensure accurate, customised and stunning results. Following the initial consultation and assessment of your teeth, the second appointment will involve preparing the teeth for the dental veneers. This may involve gently filing the original teeth to optimise their shape and preparing moulds of the teeth to models the veneers on.
Once your unique, hand-made veneers have been created from the moulds, a third appointment will involve trialling your new smile. You can discuss any changes to the dental veneers you would like, however large or miniscule. Your happiness with your new smile is of utmost importance. The final, exciting appointment will involve the careful and meticulous application of your dental veneers. The simple procedure generally does not require any anaesthesia, so you will be able to show off your beautiful new smile soon after.
How long do dental veneers last?
Dental veneers can last up to ten years, if properly maintained and looked after. Once bonded to your teeth, dental veneers are incredibly durable and can withstand the pressures of everyday use. Although they are less-susceptible to staining, your new dental veneers should be looked after with the same care as your natural teeth.
If you are interested in creating a beautiful, natural smile with dental veneers at Complete Dental in Coorparoo & Elanora, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff with any questions or concerns, or to book an appointment.