If you are unhappy with your smile, but you do not want to commit to extensive (and often expensive) cosmetic dentistry, then dental veneers are an attractive option. Also known as porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates, dental veneers are very thin shells that are fitted to the front of the teeth with the help of a special adhesive.
At Mysmile Clinic in Elsternwick, veneers are generally used to change the shape, size, length, and colour of individual teeth, creating a whiter, more uniform smile without gaps.
Dental veneers can fix a number of dental problems and they are used to improve the appearance of chipped, cracked, misshapen, short, gapped, misaligned or discoloured teeth.
They are a very versatile treatment since they can treat many problems in one go and are minimally invasive since they only require removing a small layer of tooth enamel in order to fit over the teeth.
What to expect
As one may expect, the process of getting dental veneers is easier than getting dental implants or other types or oral treatments. The placement of veneers does not require reshaping the teeth the way crowns or bridges would. While the entire process requires two to three visits to the dentist, there should be minimal if any discomfort involved.
Veneers in Elsternwick are made of high-quality, durable materials for a stable and natural result. Our dentist will examine your teeth thoroughly, check whether you are a good candidate for veneers and discuss your smile goals with you. The next two visits are where the veneers are designed to fit your teeth and bonded permanently. You can have veneers placed over a single tooth or as many as you like to improve your smile.
In order for the veneers to attach to your teeth properly, we will need to remove a very thin layer of enamel from the surface of each tooth. Then, we will take impressions of your teeth and use them to make customised, perfectly-fitted veneers. This can take two to four weeks.
Once your veneers are ready, you will have to return to Mysmile Clinic and we will attach them permanently to your teeth.