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What Are Dental Veneers

What Are Dental Veneers
Published By Dr. Rachel Hall at 23 October, 2019

 

Dental Veneers - What Are They and How Do They Work

Understanding the Advantages of Dental Veneers

When you have healthy, stable teeth, but don’t like the way they look when you smile, it’s possible to change their appearance without having to fully cover them with a restorative crown. Aesthetic dental veneers provide dramatic results to enhance the way you look and help you regain the confidence of feeling comfortable in your own skin.

What Are Veneers, Exactly?

Dental veneers are crafted from thin shells of porcelain. Each bonds directly to an individual tooth, masking what it looks like from another person’s point of view. Generally, several veneers are placed side-by-side to address overall aesthetic concerns across your visible smile.

Depending on your unique anatomy and cosmetic concerns, you may need anywhere from 6-10 veneers or more.

They can also be combined with other restorative services (such as porcelain crowns or composite bonding) on adjacent teeth, for optimal overall results.

Aesthetic Enhancements with Veneers What aspects of your smile can be changed with veneers?

More than you might have realised.

  • Crowding Gaps
  • Misalignment
  • Staining and discolouration
  • Misshaped enamel

By covering the teeth in your “smile zone,” dental veneers are able to create the appearance of a perfectly straight, white smile.

No braces are necessary!

The entire process only takes 2-3 trips.

What to Expect During Treatment

Most veneer cases begin with a consultation and exam. At this visit, we’ll discuss the concerns you have about your smile, what enhancements you would like to make, and any long or short-term goals that we need to keep in mind.

From there, we’ll be able to review which aesthetic services are most appropriate — such as veneers, whitening, etc. — and create a customised plan that outlines the process step by step.

For more complex cases, we may recommend a diagnostic wax up or a digital smile design before the treatment is started. This model allows you to preview the veneer design proposed by our ceramists so that it’s easier to envision what your final results will look like. You may even be able to try them in (although they’re not permanent.)

When you’re ready to move forward, we’ll schedule a preparation appointment where a thin layer of enamel is buffed away (to prevent a bulky appearance once your veneers are bonded in place) and an impression taken of your teeth. You’ll wear a set of temporary veneers while your real ones are designed at our lab.

About two weeks later, you’ll return to have the ceramic ones bonded onto your teeth.

Dental Veneers - An Investment in Yourself and Your Smile

Choosing to get cosmetic dental veneers can help you feel free to smile more often, talk to people you don’t know, and even boost your overall confidence in social or professional settings.

Dr Rachel Hall and her team at Evolve Dental Kenmore are trained with the most up to date research and focus on the patients’ health first.

Call our treatment coordinators today on P: (07) 3720 1811 to find out more and ask about our payment plans that will suit all budgets.

 

 

  • Author - Rachel Hall

    Dr. Rachel Hall

    Rachel is the founder and principal dentist at Evolve Dental Healing with over 25 years experience, practicing holistically since 2001. Not your typical dentist, Rachel is a passionate opinion leader, challenging convention to empower people to make better dental and health choices, helping thousands to have healthy natural smiles. A respected writer and presenter on holistic dentistry, health and wellness it is Rachel’s mission to revolutionise the way people look at their dental health.

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