Veneers Maroubra

Veneers in MaroubraWhat is a Veneer?

A veneer is a very thin layer of porcelain or tooth coloured composite resin that is applied to the front surface of a tooth. It is used to change and improve the overall appearance of a tooth. With a porcelain veneer, our dentist in Maroubra will usually need to prepare your tooth by removing a thin layer of tooth enamel. This is done to ensure the new veneer doesn’t look and feel too bulky as it needs to be a minimum thickness of approximately 0.5mm. Your tooth is prepared using local anaesthetic to prevent any discomfort. Once prepared, our dentist will take an impression of the tooth which is used by our dental laboratory to make your new veneer. It typically takes two weeks to custom-make a veneer and in the meantime your tooth will be protected with a temporary veneer. The veneer is then fitted and bonded onto your tooth at your next visit. Composite veneers are quicker to place as the composite is applied directly to the tooth in our dental practice. It is hardened, shaped and polished in a single visit. With a composite veneer, less tooth preparation may be necessary.

How Long Will My Veneers Last?

Porcelain veneers can last ten years or more, depending on your lifestyle habits. Regular check-ups and cleanings will help prolong their life. Composite veneers will need replacing more frequently as they can chip more easily and may become stained after a few years.

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

The cost of a veneer can range from $650-1400, depending on your choice of treatment. While composite resin veneers are less expensive, the potential longevity of porcelain veneers can make them a worthwhile, long-term option.

Ceramic Veneers are used to cover and restore the front upper and/or lower teeth; they can be the most ideal option when you are looking to improve the shape or colour of your teeth.

Perfect for a single tooth restoration but also highly recommended if you are looking to achieve an overall, multiple teeth result. Veneers are long lasting and strong; they are considered an excellent investment towards a healthy and improved smile.

Ceramic Veneers are especially suitable for the front teeth in the following applications:

  • Chipped or worn teeth
  • To mask tooth discolouration that cannot be corrected with whitening
  • To help create straighter smile
  • To assist in the correction of a rotated tooth
  • To assist in a smile makeover or smile reconstruction

Utilising the latest ceramic technologies we can ensure that your veneer is carefully colour matched and fabricated precisely to fit your underlying tooth. Once bonded to your natural tooth, you will notice the improved result and natural tooth-like appearance.

Many patients have experienced remarkable results with the provision of ceramic veneers; they are long lasting and can make a positive difference to your self confidence and appearance.

Resin Veneers
Resin Veneers use materials that match the shade, translucency and texture of your teeth. The resin material is applied to your teeth and sculpted to cover or replace the problem area. Resin veneers allow us to fill gaps between the teeth and remove spots, chips, and discolorations.

ADVANTAGES: Resin Veneers are a one-visit procedure, in some cases requiring no anaesthetic. The resin material is applied to the outside of the tooth creating a finish to natural tooth.

DISADVANTAGES: Although initially less expensive than ceramic veneers, resin veneers tend to break down and discolour in several years and will need replacing. It is for this reason that ceramic veneers are seen as more cost effective over time.

Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists in Maroubra, online or over the phone on (02) 9349 2296. We are located at Office 5, Level 1/822 Anzac Parade, Maroubra NSW 2035.

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