Dental veneers provide optimal aesthetics when it comes to dazzling, dramatic smile makeovers. When you’re searching for a Hollywood-ready smile in just a couple of visits, veneers are the best solution.
When you invest in cosmetic veneers, you’re able to immediately address the appearance of things like
You can specify the size, shape and colour of your veneers for a truly customised experience.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that we bond directly to the front of individual teeth. They’re purposely used to enhance the overall appearance of teeth rather than repair broken or decaying ones.
Each veneer is handcrafted for optimal aesthetic appeal. The texture and hue of the porcelain make it so that veneers are both as attractive and realistic-looking as possible.
Instead of a single-tooth treatment, veneers are usually designed in sets for addressing several teeth at a time. As such, we can adjust the overall contour, colour and alignment of your entire smile.
The Dental Veneer Process
Getting veneers begins with a consultation and exam to determine if you’re a candidate for the process. Your smile will need to be fairly healthy and free of any gum disease or serious areas of decay. From there we’ll discuss the number of veneers needed to help you achieve the desired look you’re hoping for.
In some cases, we’ll also recommend whitening your teeth prior to the veneer design visit. Having a whiter hue to your teeth will ensure that your surrounding smile matches the new veneers as best as possible since porcelain cannot be bleached out at a later time.
After we review the proposed care plan with you, we can book you for the prep appointment or design a mock-up for you to preview. We want you to be 100% satisfied with your veneer design. After the teeth have been gently prepped, we’ll impress for a final model which the lab will use to craft your permanent porcelain veneers. In the meantime, we’ll fit you with some temporary veneers to wear for a couple of weeks.
A short time later, you’ll return to our Kellyville office to have the veneers tried on and bonded in place. We’ll review your home-care instructions and you’ll be on your way!
The number of cosmetic veneers that you’ll need will depend on the shape and width of your smile. Typically we only place veneers across your upper front teeth. Some people only need six of them, but if your smile is wider you may need eight or more.
Properly cared for dental veneers can last for several years. You may need to have them updated about once a decade, depending on your circumstances.
Yes. It’s important to floss around your veneers daily, schedule six-monthly cleans and if you grind your teeth, sleep in an occlusal splint each night. This extra protection will safeguard the porcelain against unwanted chipping or fractures.
No. Since a thin layer of enamel is removed before the veneers are installed, you’ll always need something over your tooth. If a veneer falls off for any reason it will need to be replaced as soon as possible.
Veneers cover the entire front surface of individual teeth. The only alternative full-coverage option would be a porcelain crown. However, crowns are typically reserved for teeth with moderate to severe structural damage, as they tend to be slightly more invasive than a single-surface veneer.
Yes, in fact, it’s required. Proper flossing will not pull off your veneer. However, if you don’t floss around them they could fail. It’s vital to clean your veneers thoroughly each day to prevent decay in the underlying tooth.
In some cases, we may be able to place a same-day composite veneer. These veneers are designed chairside in just one appointment. They’re best for situations involving only one or two teeth, due to the more opaque appearance of the material. Although more affordable than porcelain veneers, chairside options are a bit less durable when it comes to long-term use. They typically need to be touched up more frequently.
Are Veneers Right For You?
Are you a candidate for cosmetic veneers? Contact Kellyville Smiles today to find out!
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.