Dental Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can significantly improve the appearance of teeth by correcting imperfections such as chips, cracks, gaps, misalignment, worn teeth and discolouration.
Having built a reputation as a leading aesthetic dentist and the dentist of choice for many sports and media personalities both locally and internationally, Dr Shawn Rama and is team can fix your smile today. If you’re looking for porcelain veneers in Melbourne, The Dental Room is the place for you.
Veneers and cosmetic dentistry
Invisalign is a near-invisible way to straighten teeth, using a series of clear plastic aligners rather than the metal or wires needed for traditional braces. It is a revolutionary type of clear braces that makes teeth straightening discreet.
A beautiful smile is not just about straight, even teeth; gums are also a consideration. Minor gum recontouring to raise your gum line or create symmetry is sometimes required as part of your smile makeover journey.
Teeth whitening prior to porcelain veneer treatment allows us to match your porcelain veneers to your whiter natural teeth. This prevents a patchy look and increases the brightness of your final smile.
Look at veneers as a stepping stone to improving your smile. As well as dramatically change the look of your teeth, they can also improve oral health and dental hygiene.
Where do I start?
Before you decide on repairing your smile with porcelain veneers, it’s best to arrange for a comprehensive cosmetic evaluation with Dr Shawn Rama and our in-house dental ceramist Chloe Park. During your initial consultation, we will examine your teeth and ask you what you’re hoping to achieve, to help assess whether porcelain veneers would be beneficial for you.
After your dental check and evaluation, the next step is to get study moulds, 3D scans and radiographs of your teeth. We also take photos of your face and smile. Dr Shawn and Chloe will then decide on the treatment and design protocols for your veneers. It is important to note that each individual veneer is customised to fit you. This is not a one size fits all situation!
The ‘Trial Smile’
Once everything’s been prepared, usually about a week after the initial consultation, we bring you back in to show you what we anticipate your porcelain veneers will look like, using a wax mould of the final result. We can also do what we call a ‘trial smile’ where we place temporary veneers on your teeth, or we can use Digital Smile Design applications to digitally show you what your new smile could look like.
Keep in mind that results may vary between individuals, and any dental procedure carries risks as well as benefits. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner.
Porcelain Veneers FAQ
How much do porcelain veneers cost in Melbourne?
Nothing brightens a smile more than natural-looking porcelain veneers. However, we know that for many of our clients, the cost of a new smile can seem daunting.
There are many factors that can affect the price of porcelain veneers. At The Dental Room, veneers cost approximately $2,200 each, and we will help you make the most cost-effective choice.
During your initial consultation with Dr Shawn and our in-house ceramicist Chloe Park, we will examine your teeth and determine how many porcelain veneers you need, and whether additional dental work is required.
We also offer interest free payment options at The Dental Room, making it easier for you to pay for the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Give us a call on 1300 810 333 for more information about our payment options.
What are porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers are made of porcelain 0.2mm to 0.5mm thick that are meticulously bonded onto individual teeth. You can have veneers fitted on some or all of your teeth. The Dental Room, together with their in house ceramics lab are known for creating veneers that look incredibly natural. Porcelain veneers can be your little secret – no one needs to know!
Can I whiten or straighten my teeth along with veneers?
Professional teeth whitening treatment is a popular option as part of your smile makeover. We advise getting teeth whitened first so the veneers can be designed to match your new, brighter shade. Other dental treatments available at The Dental Room Melbourne include Invisalign to straighten teeth and gum recontouring.
Are Dental veneers permanent?
Although porcelain veneers are strong and durable, they are not permanent. How long porcelain veneers last depends on the quality of the application and on how well you look after them. On average, they last about 10 years, and with proper care many people can actually reach 15 or even 20 years.
However, porcelain veneers can be susceptible to damage. If not done correctly, they can break or come loose from the tooth, leaving them needing to be reapplied or replaced sooner than that.
How do I care for my porcelain veneers?
To maximise the lifespan of your veneers, it is essential to visit a reputable dentist, follow daily hygiene practices and have regular check-ups – though that’s also good advice for those that don’t have veneers!
Even when your veneers look great, there can be damage underneath you can’t see. A tooth can decay and get worse over time, leaving it unable to support a new veneer. Seeing a good dentist regularly for a thorough check-up will help you avoid this.
Developing good habits in your everyday life will help determine how long veneers last. If you are dedicated to extending the life of your veneers, good tooth and gum care is critical. Avoid eating hard foods and definitely don’t bite your nails. Look after your porcelain veneers, and they’ll look after you too.