Dental Veeners In North Lakes
If you’re considering dental veneers, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Mango Hill Dental, we offer the best in porcelain and composite veneers, so our simple and pain-free procedures allow you to quickly revitalise your smile without breaking the bank.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are an irreversible tooth treatment often used by people with a chipped, broken or stained tooth.
Although there are different types of veneers, as explored below, they are all custom-made and bonded to your tooth’s enamel. The entire process takes place over several appointments.
How Do Veneers Work?
Anyone can have a veneer fitted to their teeth. Veneers are commonly used to:
- correct chipped, broken or fractured teeth
- enhance the brightness of a smile
- correct issues such as discolouration
- provide straightness, if teeth are crooked or misaligned
- close gaps between teeth.
Should I Get a Veneer?
Veneers provide an alternative to crowns and braces and are often considered less intrusive. After braces, some people turn to veneers if they experience further issues with their teeth.
However, many people get veneers done for cosmetic reasons, as they can whiten, brighten and generally improve the health and strength of your teeth.
How are Veneers Applied?
The way dental veneers are applied to your teeth depends on the type you’re getting:
To make a composite veneer, your dentist will apply several thin layers of a special resin to the front surface of your teeth. As these layers gradually build to form a strong cover, your dentist will shape them to achieve a smooth and natural look. This procedure can be completed in just one appointment and the cost of composite veneers is lower than porcelain veneers, although they are not quite as strong.
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell which is custom-made to fit your natural teeth. In order to fit the veneer securely and make sure that they look natural, your dentist will first remove a small amount of the surface of the teeth to be covered. Porcelain veneers are more expensive than composites, but they are stronger and highly resistant to chipping and staining.
Are Dental Veneers the Right Choice for Me?
Dental veneers are perfect for those who have only a few bad teeth affecting the appearance of their smile. Our patients choose veneers to help cover malformed or misshapen teeth, staining, discolouration, unwanted gaps, chips and cracks on one or more teeth.
Patients may also choose to receive partial or full veneers. This depends on their situation and needs.
The Affordable Way to A Perfect Smile
Porcelain or ceramic veneers are extremely natural-looking with a slightly translucent finish that our patients love.
Composite veneers don’t have the same translucent finish but are instead colour-matched to your existing teeth to replicate their appearance.
Dental veneers hug the front of your teeth and are permanently bonded in place to give a subtle boost to the appearance of your smile.
- Possible teeth sensitivity
- Possible gum tenderness
If anesthesia is used:
- Anaesthetic will wear off between 1-3 hours post procedure
- Do not chew food on the numb side until feeling has returned
- Hot, cold and pressure sensitivity may be present for a few days
- The injection site may feel a little sore for a few days
- Use a soft toothbrush
- Use a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste
- If you grind or clench your teeth, ask us about a mouth guard
- Brush often but with minimal pressure