Dental Veneers Sydney
What are dental Veneers?
Dental Veneers are carefully crafted custom made facings that are permanently bonded to the front of your teeth to correct issues such as stained, chipped, worn, gapped or crooked teeth. They can be made from porcelain or composite resin enhancing their colour and shape while providing an effective solution to these problems.
Your teeth are meticulously prepared removing a very thin outer layer of the tooth (about 0.33mm). The veneer is precisely fitted resulting in a very natural restoration with a seamless transition to the gum line.
Can anyone get dental Veneers?
Veneers are not always the right choice for all patients who present with chipped, stained, gapped or crooked teeth. Your oral hygiene must be to a certain standard, showing no signs of decay or periodontal disease. Your dentist will be able to discuss other alternatives to veneers that are both functional and aesthetic if required.
If you and your North Sydney Dental Practice dentist decide that dental veneers are the best option for you, you will need to participate in treatment planning to determine the best course of action for your treatment. Treatment planning will include discussion about the appropriate preparation of your teeth for the dental veneer deemed the best option for you as well as a discussion about what is needed in order for your dental veneer to look and fit properly.
Treatment planning allows you to become actively involved in your dental veneer procedure and overall “smile design”. During your treatment planning, you should inform your dentist of your preference for the shape, shade, length and width – your experienced North Sydney Dental Practice dentist can also provide recommendations as to what will look best and suit your needs.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE DENTAL VENEER PROCEDURE?
The dental veneer procedure can be completed in as little as two dental visits over the course of several weeks. After determining your eligibility and creating a customised plan for you, you will be ready for your dental veneer treatment.
First, your dentist will apply a local anaesthetic to the treatment area to reduce discomfort. Please let us know if you are a nervous patient as there are many sedation options available at North Sydney Dental Practice to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Your dentist will then minimally reshape your tooth to provide the best fit for the veneer.
If you are receiving a composite veneer, your dentist will apply a layer of shaded composite onto your teeth which is then shaped to the desired appearance discussed during your treatment planning. Once the correct shape is achieved, the composite is hardened with a high intensity light. The hardened composite will then be finished and polished to complete the procedure.
If you are receiving porcelain veneers, a mold of your mouth will be made which is then sent to a laboratory to custom design your veneers. The veneers are then sent to our dental practice, ready to be applied. Your dentist will ensure that the veneers will not cause any discomfort or alignment issues at the beginning of your appointment. Your dentist will then place an acid gel on your teeth to prep the area for bonding. Your custom veneers are then bonded to your teeth using a dental cement and the cement is set using a curing light.
What are the advantages of dental veneers?
Veneers offer a number of cosmetic and functional advantages.
- They provide a natural aesthetic look, which mimics the cosmetic look of your natural teeth.
- Porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains that composite veneers.
- Different shades of porcelain can be selected to match the natural shade of your teeth.
- Gums are able to easily tolerate porcelain and composite veneers
What is the difference between a composite and porcelain veneer?
Porcelain Veneers are more effective when it comes to resisting stains, as well as possessing a reflecting quality that imitates that of natural teeth. Composite veneers, on the other hand, are often used because they can be much thinner and they also require less of your natural tooth to be removed before the placement of these.
How long will a veneer last?
On average, dental veneers can last for around 5 to 10 years before they will need to be replaced. However, if you experience a chip or crack you should visit your dentist straight away.
Composite veneer Results - Before and After
What do I do if I think veneers are right for me?
If you consistently find yourself covering your teeth when you speak or smile, contact our team at North Sydney Dental Practice on 02 9922 1476, and get one of the effective treatments in Dental Veneers Sydney has to offer.