Protect and improve the appearance of your teeth with veneers. Get the smile you’ve always wanted by giving us a call on 08 9440 4455 or complete the form below to request an appointment with our friendly dental professionals today.
To help improve the appearance of teeth that are misaligned, discoloured, chipped or cracked, veneers can help to improve your smile and protect your teeth from any further damage. Made from an ultra-thin shell of ceramic or composite resin, veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns (where applicable) and can last for many years when properly cared for.
What types of veneers can I get in Perth?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of composite veneers?
The main advantages of composite veneers are the cost and time involved in their application. Made from engineered resin, composite veneers are a cost-effective alternative for those who are unable to afford the porcelain option. Like a white filling, composite veneers are usually applied in one appointment and are very conservative with minimal or no need for teeth preparation.
While composite veneers are cheaper than porcelain, they are considered less durable and will likely need replacement within three-five years depending on various factors such as chipping, staining and every day wear and tear.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers have many advantages. They are extremely resistant to chipping and staining, and as they lack porosity, they are also considered much stronger and more durable than their composite counterpart. When cared for properly, porcelain veneers can last up to 10 years or more.
While porcelain veneers in Perth are considerably more costly then composite, if you would like to preserve your smile for years to come, then porcelain veneers are definitely a worthwhile investment.
To find out more, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment with one of our friendly dental professionals to discuss your smile makeover today.
How are porcelain veneers applied?
Unlike composite veneers which are applied in one appointment, the porcelain veneer procedure usually takes two visits.
At your first appointment, one of our dental professionals will prepare your teeth by slightly reducing them so that the porcelain can fit comfortably and naturally over the tooth. Once reduced, we then take a mould of your mouth and send it across to one of our affiliate laboratories where it is crafted. This process takes approximately two weeks, at which point, your second visit will involve checking the colour and shape of the custom veneer to ensure that it matches your teeth, before bonding it in to complete the process.
How do I care for my veneers?
To ensure that your veneers (and your smile) last as long as possible, it’s important to take good care of them by implementing a strong oral hygiene routine.
Brushing and flossing daily is essential in order to keep any plaque or bacteria build-up away.
Eating habits are also very important in maintaining your veneers. Try to avoid biting your fingernails, bones, ice or anything that could have a hard impact on the tooth. If you grind your teeth at night, then you may want to consider getting a night guard or splint, as it is likely that you will sustain some damage to the tooth from this abrasive action.
Are there any side effects of veneers?
Following the placement of your veneers, you may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity which should subside after a few days. To help preserve the new enamel and minimise ongoing sensitivity, you may opt to avoid very hot, cold, hard, chewy or crunchy foods for a week or so after.
As with any form of dental treatment, there are always risks associated with porcelain or composite veneers. Although rare and often minor, it important to notify your dentist if you experience any of the following:
- Tooth sensitivity which lingers three to six months following your placement of veneers
- Jaw pain or bruxism
- Discomfort while eating, chewing or talking
- Changes to your bite
Most of the time, these issues can be easily corrected however in rare cases, it can indicate an underlying problem such as nerve or dental damage that needs to be addressed.
What is the difference between veneers and crowns?
While crowns and veneers are used to strengthen or make-over a person’s smile, there are some important differences which need to be considered when deciding the best form of treatment for you. A crown is designed to encase the entire toot whereas a veneer only covers the front surface of the tooth.
If you are wondering which treatment is best for you, then give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment with one of our friendly dental professionals today.
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