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Key points to consider before getting teeth veneers

Teeth veneers are your quickest way to a beautiful smile. A veneer is a thin piece of material used to re-create the natural look of teeth; it is perfect for people who have chipped, stained or even gaps in their teeth. Similar to dental crowns, at Dentists at Surrey Hills, we tailor-make veneers to perfectly match the contours of your natural teeth. This ensures you achieve a flawless, personalised smile that’s uniquely yours.

When choosing to get teeth veneers there are some key points that are important to clear with your dentist before committing to the procedure.

  • Veneers are a permanent fitting designed to last between 7-20 years
  • Porcelain veneers are known to last between upward of 10 years
  • Composite veneers have a shorter lifespan, often less than 7 years.
  • Porcelain veneers while more costly are considered to be less susceptible to staining than composite veneers
  • Once fitted veneers cannot be removed since the contours of the original teeth commonly need to be cut to specifically fit the veneer implant
  • In Australia, the cost of porcelain veneers can reach above $2000 per tooth, whereas by comparison composite veneers more typically range between $400-800 per tooth.
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Teeth Veneers Procedure

1. Consultation

The process of getting teeth veneers begins with a consultation between you and your dentist. During this dental appointment, the dentist looks into your dental history, current status and whether or not you are a favourable candidate for teeth veneers. They might also take X-rays and diagnostic images to assess your teeth and identify any underlying issues that could affect veneer placement.

2. Tooth Preparation

Once your initial consultation is done and you are ready to get your teeth veneers, your teeth are prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel (approximately the same thickness as the veneers). The dentist may use local anaesthesia to eliminate discomfort and pain. Then, impressions of the prepared teeth are taken and sent to a dental lab along with a colour sample.

3. Fabrication of Teeth Veneers

After that, the laboratory custom prepares the veneers based on the impressions and colour sample. They’ll either use porcelain or composite resin as materials based on your preference and budget.

4. Bonding the Dental Veneers

After your dental veneers are ready, the dentist thoroughly cleans, polishes, and etches the tooth to prepare it for veneer application. Etching is a necessary step as it roughens the tooth surface, ensuring strong bonding. Then, a special dental cement is applied to the veneer, which is then placed on your tooth. Finally, a special light beam activates the cement, causing it to harden quickly and securely.

5. Aftercare and Maintenance

Even after the placement of teeth veneers, there are steps you need to take to ensure its longevity. Avoid chewing on hard foods, protect your teeth from injury and maintain good oral hygiene.

Key Advantages to getting teeth veneers

Where the above limitations are correctly weighed up there are certainly several very clear advantages of having teeth veneers, including:

  • Immediate brightening of your smile
  • Teeth veneers can cover up original teeth stains/chips
  • The colour of the veneer can be adjusted to give you your optimal level of teeth whitening
  • There are no ongoing maintenance requirements above and beyond the regular pattern of teeth cleaning/flossing that all people are encouraged to do.
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Frequently Asked Questions

On average, teeth veneers typically cost between $500 and $2000  per tooth in Surrey Hills, Australia.

Porcelain veneers typically last around 10 to 15 years or longer depending on how you take care of them. On the other hand, composite resin teeth veneers last around 5 to 7 years and are budget-friendly.

Teeth veneers are bonded to the teeth using a special cement that hardens with a blue light. After the bonding is completed, excess cement is removed, and bite alignment is checked.

Veneers cover the front surface of teeth, effectively hiding imperfections such as gaps, discolouration, and misshapen teeth. While they don’t straighten teeth, they create the appearance of a straighter smile.

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