Get That Celebrity Smile With Veneers At Maylands Dental Centre
A healthy, beautiful smile is an integral part of looking and feeling your best. Cosmetic dental problems can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in social situations. No one wants to feel self-conscious about their smile and hide their teeth when they laugh or smile. It’s time to do something about it!
Veneers are an effective treatment option for a range of cosmetic dental problems. Veneers are thin shell-like covers made of porcelain or other tooth-coloured materials that are placed over the front surfaces of the teeth as a way to protect them and enhance their appearance.
If you are considering dental veneers, our dentists at Maylands Dental Centre will work with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals. Our team is experienced in providing high-quality veneers that look natural and beautiful, giving you the confidence to show off your perfect smile with pride.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Veneers are thin, customised shells made of tooth-coloured materials that are applied to the front surfaces of teeth to improve their appearance. As the tooth-coloured shells bond to your teeth, they alter the length, size, colour, form, and function of your teeth. Veneers can conceal discoloured, damaged, or uneven teeth.
Many people need six to eight veneers to achieve an even, symmetrical smile when one tooth is chipped or cracked. However, some people may only require just one. Veneers are most typically used on the teeth that can be seen when you smile, which are your eight upper front teeth.
Traditional veneers are available in two main types: composite resin veneers and porcelain veneers, both of which are available at Maylands Dental Centre:
- Composite Resin Veneers: Composite resin veneers are made of inexpensive, high-quality composite material that closely resembles natural teeth, similar to the composite resin used in tooth-coloured dental fillings. Most composite veneers can be applied on the same day. If composite veneers are broken, they are simple to restore. They do, however, discolour and deteriorate over time, requiring occasional polishing and replacement.
- Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are the most common and long-lasting type of veneers. These veneers are usually made from ceramic materials and cost more than composite resin veneers. However, they are durable, stain-resistant, and their transparency gives them a natural-looking appearance. They won’t make you feel like you’re wearing anything, and they won’t be noticeable to others.
Composite Resin Veneers: A composite veneer procedure can be completed in just one visit. Using our digital smile design, you’ll be able to see a mock-up of what your smile will look like after the treatment. Your tooth will be reshaped, followed by the bonding and shaping of the composite material. The composite is applied layer by layer to each tooth. Then, using a special light, the composite is solidified and smoothed so that it looks like a natural tooth.
Porcelain Veneers: A porcelain veneer treatment can take up to three weeks from the time of the initial consultation to the final placement of the veneers. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth to make a replica in a dental laboratory. This will ensure the best possible fit for your mouth. While you wait for the permanent porcelain veneers to be created, you may be given temporary veneers.
Your dentist will ask you to return for another visit after your custom porcelain veneers are completed. After making sure that the dental veneers are the right size, shape, and colour for you, your dentist will permanently glue them to your teeth with dental cement, and you will be unable to remove them.
Dental veneers are not permanent, despite their lengthy lifespan. Composite veneers typically last five to seven years. However, this depends on your personal habits and the amount of composite utilized on your teeth. With adequate care, a porcelain veneer can last from 10 to 15 years, far longer than a composite veneer.
The cost of veneers in Western Australia varies based on how many teeth you want to cover and which material you choose. Composite resin veneers cost less than porcelain veneers, ranging from $400 to $650 per tooth. However, they have a shorter lifespan than porcelain veneers. The cost of porcelain veneers can go up to $1,500 to $1,800 per tooth, but they are more durable and more aesthetically pleasing than composite veneers.
Here are some alternatives to veneers depending on what your cosmetic desires are :
- Teeth Whitening: Bleaching is a cost-efficient and effective alternative to dental veneers if you want to get rid of stained or discoloured teeth. You can have in-chair teeth whitening done at your dentist’s office or purchase over-the-counter whitening kits that aren’t as good in quality but work fine for some people due to their low cost. Maylands Dental Centre also offers Philips Zoom take-home teeth whitening kits, which are a convenient and safe way to get your smile noticeably whiter in one to two weeks. They are an affordable, yet effective whitening method.
- Dental Bonding: Dental bonding is a cost-effective way to fix minor flaws or gaps between teeth. This technique is less expensive compared to other aesthetic procedures such as teeth veneers and dental crowns. It involves roughening your damaged permanent teeth before the application of the bonding material. Ultraviolet light is used to set the composite resin. If necessary, your dentist may shape the tooth once the composite resin has hardened.