What are the different types of dental veneers?
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:
1. Porcelain veneers Sydney
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.
2. Composite veneers Sydney
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.
3. Palatal veneers
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 FREE consultation today.
How are dental veneers fitted?
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 risks and side-effects
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 cost
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.
Find out more about transforming your smile with dental veneers – call (02) 9232 3900 or book a FREE consultation online with our dentists in Sydney CBD.
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