Customise your smile with veneers – a permanent and beautiful way to change the shape, size and colour of your teeth all at once.
What are veneers?
Made from porcelain or composite resin, veneers are like a ‘cover’ for your natural tooth. Unlike a crown which totally envelopes a tooth (both front and back) and typically involves the need to significantly file down the natural tooth, a veneer is instead attached to the front of the tooth only and does not require any significant reshaping prior to fitting.
Who are veneers suitable for?
Veneers are an excellent choice for anyone who is unhappy with the shape or size of their teeth and has the added benefit of allowing you to choose your ideal shade of white and correct the appearance of misaligned teeth or gaps between your teeth.
How are veneers applied?
During your initial appointment clinical photos are taken, as is an impression of your teeth. This helps with assessment and treatment planning.
After a thorough assessment a mock up or trial smile is usually done for demonstration and/or case approval.
Once accepted by the patient teeth are re-shaped and an impression is then made. Plastic temporary veneers are fitted and the impression are sent to the Dental Ceramist for final porcelain veneers.
After few weeks later the final porcelain veneers are tried onto the prepared teeth, one approved by the patient they are finally bonded onto the teeth.
What’s the difference between porcelain and composite?
Porcelain is a very high quality tooth-like material which is highly stain-resistant and durable. It is the premium choice for veneers and they last the longest.
Veneers can also be made from composite resin, which is a type of reinforced plastic. Composites are a cost-effective alternative to porcelain, and will usually last around 8-10 years before slowly losing their lustre and colour, but they can be renewed by polishing or by re-surfacing with new composite resin, to prolong their longevity at periodic review appointments.
How much do they cost?
At Your Dentist Darwin, we always work with the latest and best material and the finest Dental Ceramists to ensure that we provide the very best veneers. We utilise leading Australian dental lab and do not outsource our cases to overseas laboratories.
The cost of a veneer will vary depending on the material used, the number of appointments required, the cosmetic nature of the case. The overall treatment involving the other surrounding teeth, may also influence the cost.
Rest assured; we strive to do our best to offer premium result without the designer prices!!