What are Veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment which consist of tooth-like facings that fit over the front of your existing teeth. Veneers are often used to treat tooth discolouration but can also be used to correct the misalignment and shape of your teeth.
Unlike teeth whitening procedures, veneers are a permanent process, as the veneers themselves are fused to your original teeth.
It’s also important to note the difference between dental implants and veneers. Dental implants are usually used to replace missing teeth, whereas veneers fit over the existing tooth.
How do I know if I need Veneers?
If you are feeling self-conscious about how your teeth look, veneers may be a great option for you to improve your smile.
There are three main reasons why you might need veneers, firstly, due to teeth staining. Teeth staining can sometimes be remedied by teeth whitening procedures, however, covering up those stains with veneers can be a great option to improve the whiteness of your teeth.
A second reason is due to cosmetic concerns, these can include things like chipped teeth, discolouration or slight misalignment. Veneers can often solve these issues and give you a more even, whiter smile.
Finally, more serious cosmetic issues like gaps, cracks or broken teeth can often be fixed with veneers.
What different types of Veneers are available?
There are two different types of permanent veneers provided through dental practices.
1. Porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are durable and natural-looking veneers which cause the least disturbance to the gums and soft tissue. They do not stain and give a beautiful natural looking result.
2. Composite veneers
Made of composite resin, these veneers are less expensive than porcelain but not as long-lasting.
The Pros and Cons of Veneers
- Resistance to staining
- Veneers can last for a long time
- Don’t damage your gums
- Colour can be chosen to create your perfect smile
- Improved appearance of teeth and smile
- Sometimes part of the tooth’s enamel will need to be removed to make room for the veneer
- Veneers will not last for ever. Often the dentist will encourage you to wear a protective splint at night time to lessen the chance of fracture due to grinding
- Sometimes teeth can become more sensitive for a short time following treatment.
Dentist in Victoria Park
If you are thinking about getting veneers or would like to speak to a dental professional about how veneers could work for you, our team at Aardent Dental can help. The clinic is home to experienced cosmetic and general dentists in Victoria Park and we can assist you through every step of the veneers process.
Contact us today on 6330 8666 to book your first appointment.