What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin, custom made shells that bond directly to the front surface of the tooth or teeth. They are crafted from tooth coloured, high quality porcelain materials to look just like natural white teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a simple and versatile choice for anyone looking to improve their smile.
Before and After Porcelain Veneers
In this consultation we will discuss your suitability and expected results, the porcelain veneer costs and costs for alternative cosmetic treatments, including expected treatment lifetime and any other factors.
Who are Porcelain Veneers suitable for?
Porcelain Veneers provide a conservative alternative to traditional crowns and are suitable for:
- Closing spaces or gaps between the teeth (aka Diastemas)
- Restoring broken or chipped teeth
- Correcting crooked or poorly shaped teeth
- Whitening permanently stained or discoloured teeth
- Covering unsightly, stained or washed out fillings
- giving your smile a lift with a fresh ‘make over’
Will they look like normal teeth?
Yes, when bonded to the teeth, the ultra thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
How long will porcelain veneers last for?
Veneers are intended to last for many years. At Island Dental we have been placing veneers on our patients since 1984. Today, veneers are crafted from the highest quality ceramic materials and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available. Unlike most bonding materials, veneers will not change colour over time.
How are veneers fitted?
The tooth is reshaped initially to allow for the added thickness of the veneer, in some instances there is little or no preparation of the tooth.
A moulded image is taken from the tooth and the veneers are custom fitted to your teeth. The veneer is applied with dental adhesive material, which bonds it to your original tooth structure.
What are the advantages of veneers?
- Tooth like Appearance
Since veneers are individually sculptured for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between your veneer and one of your natural teeth.
- Stain Resistant
Custom made veneers resist stains from tea, coffee, red wine, highly pigmented foods and cigarette smoke because they are made of hi-tech, high lustre materials.
With our new techniques, only a very minimal amount of tooth structure is removed when preparing teeth for veneers compared to other forms of traditional dentistry.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
- Minimal tooth reduction
- Total flexibility of colour choice – they can be matched to ensure even the darkest teeth appear white
- Wide range of solutions for many cosmetic problems
- Fast results
- Strength and durability
- Kind to gum tissue
Want to know more about Adelaide Porcelain Veneers and cosmetic alternatives?
If you are considering porcelain veneers and want to find out more about the cost of veneers, cosmetic dentistry alternatives including all the pro’s and con’s then book an initial cosmetic consultation at Island Dental. Call (08) 8449 9777 to find out more today.