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Porcelain Veneers

Illustration of dental veneerA porcelain dental veneer is a cosmetic restoration that we bond to the front of your teeth to improve their:

  • Size
  • Colour
  • Shape
  • Overall appearance

Veneers can be placed on any of the teeth in your “smile zone” to make up for aesthetic irregularities such as wear, staining or misshaped enamel.

If you don’t like the look of your teeth, but they’re otherwise healthy, then porcelain veneers are an excellent investment. They’re physically similar to the way an artificial fingernail is bonded over your finger. Behind each one is a functional, healthy tooth.

Porcelain veneers offer the best aesthetic results for teeth that are consistently visible. If you’re talking and smiling, you want your front teeth to look as natural as possible. The molecular makeup of porcelain has a different hue and translucency than other materials, helping it to better resemble a healthy tooth structure.

In some instances, composite resin (bonding) can be used to provide a same-day veneer. Resin materials are consistently improving, but resin is still not as durable as porcelain. However, for someone who only has one or two teeth that need to be addressed, composite is a reasonable alternative to having a full set of porcelain veneers.

It’s vital to keep your teeth and veneers clean. Good oral hygiene prevents buildup or cavities from forming around them. You will want to brush and floss veneers as you would any other tooth in your mouth. If you tend to clench and grind your teeth (bruxism) while you sleep, then a bite splint can help you avoid any chipped or broken dental work and thus extend the lifetime of your investment.

What to Expect

Getting porcelain veneers is usually a two-visit treatment process. After your initial consultation and smile design, we’ll book you back to have your teeth prepped. At that time, we’ll slightly reduce the thickness of the teeth getting veneers, take an impression and then apply temporary veneers while your custom ones are being made by our ceramist.

About two weeks later, you’ll return for us to remove the temporaries and permanently bond your porcelain veneers into place.

Please note that if you have a gum infection or active cavities, you will need to have those addressed before beginning any type of cosmetic treatment.

What Can Veneers Do for You?

Contact us to book a porcelain veneers Margaret River consultation today. You’ll see what’s possible with our custom-designed aesthetic options.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Porcelain Veneers Margaret River, Busselton, Augusta WA | 08 97852828