Veneers

Always dreamed of the perfect smile?
Veneers can help you get there

Cosmetic restorationsCorrect any aesthetic challenges you face with your teeth.

Veneers are cosmetic restorations that are adhered to the front surface of the tooth. Most people are suitable candidates for dental veneers, however, it’s important to remember that they are not an orthodontic solution. Veneers will not correct badly misaligned teeth, overbites or underbites. Any gum disease or tooth decay will need to be treated before proceeding with veneers as they require healthy teeth to attach to.

If you suffer from teeth grinding, veneers are not a suitable option for you as persistent teeth grinding can wear away at veneers causing them to break, chip or in some instances even completely detach from your teeth.

Veneers can be a cosmetic solution for:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Broken, chipped or cracked teeth
  • Badly stained or coloured teeth
  • Crooked or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Obvious, aesthetically-displeasing fillings

The process What’s the process of getting veneers?

An appointment with your dentist is required to check your suitability and to discuss treatment options. If you and your dentist decide that you’d like to proceed, and once all dental health procedures have been undertaken, your dentist will start to prepare your teeth and take an impression of your teeth.

This impression goes to the lab where your porcelain veneers are built within a couple of weeks. Composite veneers can be created by your dentist on site. Once your veneers have been sent back to your dentist, you’ll be called in to have them put in place.

Porcelain or composite resin?

There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of veneers. Porcelain veneers are very durable and they look very life-like and natural, and are resistant to staining. However if they crack or chip, the whole veneer must be replaced.

Porcelain veneers also need to be manufactured off-site and can take a few weeks to complete. Composite resin veneers can be added to your existing teeth in one visit. Any chips or cracks to composite resin veneers can be repaired and are cheaper than porcelain veneers. Your dentist will discuss the options with you and recommend whether porcelain, composite or a combination of both would be more suitable to correct your smile.

Something you’re not 100% on?

Our Frequently Asked Questions, might answer your question. Don’t hesitate to contact us directly for further information. Make sure to book in for regular check-ups with Toothpaste Family Dentistry.

We would love to help!

We strongly recommend you attend for a full check up to properly assess and address all of your concerns. We are willing to book you in for a limited consult to deal with a specific issue but please be aware that this blinkered approach may result in greater issues in the long run.

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