Porcelain Veneers for Patients in and around Cranbourne, Melbourne
Porcelain veneers are an ideal solution to cosmetically enhance a smile while maintaining and strengthening healthy tooth structure. As their name suggests, veneers are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain shells which are custom made to bond to the front surface of your teeth.
What do porcelain veneers treat?
If you have a chipped, cracked, discoloured or misshapen tooth or teeth, porcelain veneers could help you to restore the aesthetics and function of your smile. They are also an excellent option for improving the shape, length, size and colour of teeth, and can even serve as an alternative way to achieve a straighter smile if you don’t wish to undergo orthodontic treatment.
How do veneers work?
At your first appointment, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. This will then be used to custom-make your porcelain veneers to perfectly fit your mouth. Once the veneers have been made, and you and your dentist are happy with their colour and shape, they will then be bonded to the outside of your teeth. In order for the teeth to not become too bulky, it is necessary for some of the enamel to be removed from the outside of the teeth onto which the veneers will be placed. This is not cause for concern; the very strong and durable porcelain will cover this area, protecting your teeth, and perfecting your smile.
If you have been considering teeth whitening, we would urge you to undergo this prior to having your veneers made. As your veneers are porcelain, they will not be affected by whitening treatments. Instead, undergo the whitening treatment first, and have your veneers custom matched to the brighter, whiter smile you have achieved.
How long will veneers last?
Once placed, the veneers are very strong and will resist most of the forces placed upon them by a normal diet. Given proper care, veneers should last for around 10 years, though there are cases where they have lasted even longer than this.
What do I need to do before I get veneers?
It is important that the teeth to be restored by Veneers are strong and healthy. If they are suffering from decay, or any other issues, it is essential that this is addressed prior to your veneers treatment beginning.
For more information on veneers, or to request a consultation, please contact our friendly team today.