Looking to solve aesthetic issues with your smile? Dental veneers could be a potential solution for your concerns; they are a popular and affordable cosmetic dentistry solution. But are they right for you? See below for our comprehensive introduction.
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are thin sheets of ceramic or composite filling material placed over the front surface of your teeth to help reduce or cover visual imperfections. These could be:
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Discoloured and stained tooth enamel
- Irregular gum coverage
- Bite issues
There are two types of veneer, and while both perform the same function, it’s important to consider your individual circumstances to determine which option will work best for you.
1. Ceramic Veneers
A more durable option, lasting for up to 20 years, porcelain veneers are crafted by specialised technicians following an initial consultation. Our team take x-rays and moulds before application to ensure the veneers will be the perfect size, colour and shape for your unique smile, and fit them onto your teeth using a light which forces the cement to bind to the teeth.
2. Same-day veneers
Composed of composite resin filling material, these veneers are a reversible, more affordable option. Placed on the tooth in just one appointment, the composite material is crafted by our expert team to best match your teeth, and then hardened with a special light to fuse the material. This process, however, only lasts 4-8 years on average, and generally requires more frequent maintenance.
What are the benefits of veneers?
Veneers offer an ideal solution for patients with aesthetic concerns about their teeth, as they hide any unsightly discolouration or misalignment. They also perform the dual function of repairing, protecting and strengthening your teeth following application, making them a hugely popular choice with many of our patients.
Boasting low maintenance and offering beautiful and rapid results, benefits of veneers include:
- A relatively pain-free treatment
- A natural-looking, radiant smile
- A lasting solution with minimal reduction of your natural teeth.
Top tips for veneer care
Just as it’s important to make sure you maintain good oral hygiene before getting veneers, proper oral care is key to maximising the lifetime of your veneers, regardless of whether they are porcelain or composite.
Daily brushing and flossing are a must, and we also suggest limiting excessive consumption of food and drinks which may stain your teeth, such as coffee and tea. Additionally, when playing sport, we recommend wearing a mouthguard to protect your smile.
How can Aardent Dental Centre help you?
Proudly serving the Victoria Park community and surrounds for over 3 decades, Aardent Dental Centre is at the forefront of innovations in dental artistry in Perth.
Using only locally designed and manufactured products, we guide you through each step of the process to ensure your unique smile dazzles and delights.
Don’t hesitate to contact our friendly, professional team today to discuss your treatment options.