You can improve the appearance of your teeth and your smile.
- Veneers are thin, tooth coloured “fillings” that cover the visible of front unappealing teeth. They are usually made from ceramic or porcelain. They may be a suitable treatment for:
- • Slightly chipped front teeth,
- • Slightly discoloured front teeth,
- • Slightly “crooked” front teeth,
- • Poorly shaped front teeth,
- • Spaced or gapped front teeth.
Types of veneers
Indirect or porcelain/ceramic veneers are the most common veneers used for a smile make-over. These veneers are custom fabricated in a specialised dental laboratory and then attached to your teeth.
Direct or composite veneers are the next most commonly used veneer. These are generally not as durable or as cosmetic as Indirect Veneers. The veneers are made directly in your mouth.
Procedure for Indirect Veneers.
Several visits are required. Initially your mouth is assessed for suitability for veneers. The teeth are prepared for veneers, removing a thin layer from the front and top of your tooth. Models are made of the prepared teeth. Temporary coverage of the removed tooth surfaces may be needed. The models are sent to a specialised ceramist who will custom make veneers to create your new beautiful smile. The veneers are manufactured in Perth, Western Australia and meet the requirements of the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. Once manufactured the veneers are returned to Port Kennedy and are attached to your prepared teeth, creating a new smile.
Caring for your new Smile.
Veneers are not unbreakable, but with a little care may last for a very long time. It is best to avoid biting or chewing on very hard foods such as boiled lollies, ice, bones and similar. Using the veneered teeth to hold hard objects such as pins, nails, screws, bottle tops and similar should also be avoided. Regular brushing with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing will help prevent tooth decay commencing under the veneers. This will also minimise stains on the veneers, keeping your smile looking nice. Keeping the gums healthy, helps minimise gum shrinking away from the veneers to show dark tooth roots.
Suitability of Veneers for your smile
Veneers are not suitable treatments for all people, or for all problem smiles. Veneers are not suitable for major smile makeovers, major dental crowding or excessively heavy bites. At a dental consultation, the complete risks, benefits and suitability of veneer treatment can be assessed and discussed.