Veneers are thin laminates that can be bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile and protect the underlying teeth. This minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure can usually be completed in just 2 to 3 visits to the dental clinic.
At Sydney CBD Dental, Wwe understand the importance of a healthy -looking smile in your lifestyle, whether it be for career or social reasons. If you're interested in transforming your smile without the need for complex surgery, arrange a consultation for dental veneers at Sydney CBD Dentalin Sydney today.
Not everyone is suitable for dental veneers, and we can let you know if you're a candidate during our initial consultation with our Sydney dentists. To be suitable for veneers:
If we spot signs of tooth decay, gum disease or other oral health problems during your check-up, these should be treated first before your veneers treatment can begin, or they could affect its success.
Dental veneers are not the only treatment we offer at Sydney CBD Dental for modifying your smile, but they can have certain advantages depending on what you want to achieve.
Our dentists will discuss alternative treatments and the pros and cons of dental veneers during your initial consultation, to make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Here are two common situations where veneers may be preferred over other cosmetic dental treatments:
Teeth whitening can be effective for covering up stains from food, drink and tobacco, but it can't remove other types of discolouration, such as those caused by an injury, health condition or side-effects of medication.
By contrast, dental veneers cover up all types of stains or discolouration. They can also correct other aesthetic concerns such as chipped or misshapen teeth.
Orthodontic braces may be recommended if you have a more severe alignment issue with your teeth or jaws. These treatments can take between 6 months and 2 years to complete.
If your teeth are only slightly crooked or misaligned, or you want to cover up small gaps, dental veneers can offer a more convenient solution in just a few visits to our dental clinic.
You can choose from several types of dental veneers at Sydney CBD Dental, depending on your needs, your preferences and your budget. All types of veneers are approximately 1mm in thickness and can be matched to your natural tooth colour or another shade of your choice for a natural-looking finish.
The 3 types of veneers we offer are:
Porcelain veneers cost more than composite veneers, but they can also last longer, are stronger and more resistant to stains. These veneers need to be custom-made before they can be bonded to your teeth.
Porcelain has a similar shiny translucent quality to teeth enamel, which gives the veneers a more natural appearance. They can also cover up more severe discolouration, chips and cracks.
Composite veneers are made from a composite resin that our dentists can apply directly to the surface of your teeth. This means the treatment can sometimes be completed in a single appointment, after your initial consultation with our dentists.
Composite veneers are cheaper than porcelain veneers and also look natural. The disadvantages are that they are more vulnerable to damage and stains, although they can be repaired more easily than porcelain.
Unlike standard veneers, palatal veneers attach to the inside of the upper teeth. They can offer support for teeth that are damaged or worn down.
As these veneers are not visible and aesthetics are not an issue, they are usually made of gold for extra strength and longevity.
To find out more about porcelain and composite veneers in Sydney or other options, book a consultation today.
We'll explain what the veneers procedure involves during your consultation, so you can decide if it's the right choice for you. The procedure varies depending on the type of veneers fitted, and may involve 2 or more visits to our dental clinic.
On your first visit, we will assess your oral health and develop your personalised treatment plan. We'll discuss the veneer options that could be suitable for you, so you can make an informed decision.
On your next visit, we will prepare your teeth for veneers. This involves removing a thin layer of the enamel and etching the surface to help the veneers bond more easily.
If you're having porcelain veneers, we'll take an impression of your teeth that can be used to make your custom veneers. These are manufactured in an external laboratory, so we'll arrange a follow-up appointment 1 week later to bond them in place. We'll fit you with temporary veneers in the meantime.
If you're having composite veneers, we may be able to sculpt your veneers directly onto your teeth on the same day, or we can arrange a follow-up appointment.
Dental veneers are a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment, so the risk of complications is minor. However, we'll make sure you understand these possible risks before you agree to the treatment.
Your teeth may feel more sensitive after some of the enamel is removed in preparation for veneers. It's important to be aware that veneers are a permanent alteration to your teeth and that they will need to be replaced after a number of years if they become damaged or worn down.
You can help your veneers to last longer by following good oral hygiene and avoiding very hard or sticky foods that could cause veneers to be damaged or dislodged, especially if you have composite veneers.
Dental veneers are primarily a cosmetic treatment, and so may not be covered by your health fund. However, we do offer payment plans to help spread the cost and make your veneers more affordable.
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We understand that some patients avoid visiting the dentist for fear of pain or traumatic experiences in the past. At Sydney CBD we can alleviate your concerns by offering pain-relief and sedation options to help make your experience as comfortable as possible.