Porcelain Veneers

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Dental Porcelain Veneer Teeth

Perhaps you want to take your smile up another level or you’ve been dreaming about that Hollywood smile, porcelain veneers can be the ultimate solution to improve the appearance of teeth by correcting imperfections such as chips, cracks, gaps, misalignment, worn teeth, and discolouration.

What are porcelain veneers?

Dental veneers made of porcelain material are long-lasting and result in a natural appearance. They range in thickness from 0.2mm to 0.5mm. By matching the colour to the surrounding teeth, clients can have veneers fitted on part or all their teeth.

Veneers and cosmetic dentistry

In some cases, dental veneers are used in combination with other cosmetic treatments including Invisalign, gum recontouring and teeth whitening.

Invisalign can be described as an invisible way to strengthen teeth without using metal or wires needed for traditional braces. It truly is a revolutionary type of clear braces that makes teeth straightening discreet.

A beautiful smile is not just about correctly proportioned teeth; the gums also need to be in the right place. Minor gum recontouring 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 with the final smile.

What to do first

Before you decide on repairing your smile with porcelain veneers, it’s best to arrange for a comprehensive cosmetic evaluation with your dentist and ceramist. During the initial consultation, Dr Shawn and our in-house ceramist will examine your teeth and personally assess if porcelain veneers would be beneficial for you.

Once this dental check occurs and an evaluation has been done, the next step is to get some study moulds / 3D scans/ radiographs of your teeth. We also take photos of your face and smile. From here, Dr Shawn Rama and our in house ceramicist, Ms Chloe Park, evaluate and decide on the treatment and design protocols for your veneers. It is important to note that each case of veneers is individualised to suit you. It’s not a one size fits all!

The ‘Trial Smile’

Once everything’s been prepared, we can then discuss how the veneer teeth will look like. This usually occurs one week after the initial consultation*. We do this using a ‘wax up’ of the final result. We could sometimes do what we call a ‘trial smile’ where we are able to place that fabric on your teeth using a temporary veneer material. We are also now increasingly utilising Digital Smile Design applications which allow us to digitally show you what your smile could look like.

This is a great way for you to see what the dental veneers will look like before you make the investment.

Disclaimer: Results may vary between individuals. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner.

Want to learn more about our porcelain veneers and other cosmetic options in Balwyn North, Melbourne? Check out our cosmetic treatments here.

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