If you’ve been dreaming of a flawless, dazzling, natural-looking set of teeth, porcelain veneers may be the ultimate solution you’ve been searching for! Porcelain veneers are a widely known and used cosmetic dentistry procedure that can transform that smile of yours. But, if you’ve been considering porcelain veneers, it’s a good idea to understand what you’re getting into – to know the ins and outs of the process and exactly what you can expect before, during and after the procedure.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are specifically designed to cover imperfections such as chips, cracks, stains, or gaps, and can also be used to change the shape or size of your teeth. This is done by bonding thin, custom-made shells to the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are made from high-quality dental porcelain that closely mimics the natural look and feel of teeth, so that your smile looks seamless.
Composite veneers versus porcelain veneers
Composite veneers are made from a tooth-coloured material called resin, that is bonded to the front of your teeth. In comparison to porcelain veneers, composite veneers are a more affordable alternative. They also provide great results however, in terms of durability and longevity, porcelain veneers come out on top. Composite veneers also require more maintenance and may need to be replaced more frequently than porcelain veneers.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
The first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists here at Everton Park Dental, who will conduct your porcelain veneer treatment. During this consultation, one of our dentists will examine your teeth, take X-rays, and discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure. They will also explain the pros and cons of porcelain veneers and answer any burning questions you may have so you feel completely at ease and prepared to continue through with your treatment.
2. Treatment plan
If you decide to proceed with porcelain veneers, our next step is to create your very own, customised treatment plan. This will involve discussing the size, shape, and colour of the veneers, as well as the number of veneers needed. Our dentists may also take impressions of your teeth to create a model of your mouth, as reference for your veneers.
Before the veneers can be placed, a small amount of enamel will need to be removed from the front of your teeth. This is done to make room for the veneers and ensure a proper fit. Don’t worry! The area can be numbed during this process, to reduce any discomfort.
4. Temporary veneers
Once your teeth have been prepared, temporary veneers will be placed to protect your teeth while the permanent veneers are being made. Temporary veneers are made from a temporary material that is easily removed.
5. Permanent veneers
After a few weeks, your permanent veneers will be ready. The dentist will remove the temporary veneers and place the permanent veneers on your teeth using a strong dental adhesive. They will then make any necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect fit.
Before and after results of veneers
The results of porcelain veneers can be quite dramatic! Many people are amazed at how much of a difference that they make in their appearance. If you want to see evidence of the benefits of teeth veneers or want to see the transformation clearly, before and after photos can really help you see the potential results of your procedure and give you an idea of what to expect.
Caring for your veneers
To keep your veneers looking great, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing regularly. You should also avoid biting down on hard objects or using your teeth to open packages or bottles. Regular dental check-ups are also important to ensure that your veneers are in good condition and functioning properly.
Our experienced cosmetic dentists here at Everton Park Dental can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with custom-made porcelain veneers that look and feel just like natural teeth! Whether you have chips, cracks, stains, or gaps in your teeth, our veneers can cover these imperfections and give you a beautiful, confident smile. If you’re worried about the cost of your veneer treatment, we can assure you that our team will work with you to discuss payment plans and health funds so you can feel at ease. Schedule a consultation with Everton Park Dental Clinic today or contact us and chat to our friendly staff.