Veneers are aesthetic restorations that can improve the size, shape, colour and alignment of your teeth. Veneers are either made with COMPOSITE resin or the high strength PORCELAIN, that are bonded to the teeth. They are used to repair chipped, decayed or stained teeth and may help in closing gaps between teeth. With a bit of contouring, veneers may also correct slightly crowded or overlapping teeth. If your teeth have discoloured with age, a veneer may improve their appearance.
Veneers can also be used for cosmetic reasons instead of crowns, which are more often used for badly damaged or decayed teeth. The tooth enamel needs to be ground down slightly in order to accommodate the veneer. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
Reasons for Veneers:
Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
Severely discolored or stained teeth.
Teeth that are too small or large.
Unwanted or uneven spaces.
Worn or chipped teeth.
How many visits will I need for my Dental Veneers?
Dental Veneers are usually done in pairs to best match the colour of mirroring teeth, and sometimes up to 8 can be placed at once to produce an even level of whiteness and tooth shape for the best looking result for your smile.
Sometimes two visits may be required to complete the treatment process, with little or no anaesthesia required during the procedure. The tooth or teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mould or impression of your teeth is taken and a shade (colour) of the Veneer will be chosen by you and your Dentist. If a second visit is not required, your Canberra Dentist will be able to complete the procedure by cleansing your teeth and varnish with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and the Veneer, and a special light beam will be used to harden and set the bond. Any fine tuning of shape or levelling of teeth will be done as required.