Change the shape of your teeth, close gaps and improve the colour with one procedure.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells consisting of layers of custom-made porcelain which can be bonded to your teeth to greatly enhance your entire smile and protect your teeth from further damage and discolouration. Porcelain veneers are indistinguishable from natural teeth and are custom-made to blend in with your smile. Achieve dramatic improvement to your smile quickly, without years of orthodontic treatment.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent way of giving yourself a smile makeover and rejuvenating your entire appearance. This form of cosmetic dentistry can be used to change the shape of your teeth, your smile’s design, close gaps and whiten or change the colour.
You can alter one tooth or indeed a segment of teeth to completely change the way you smile. For example, one may choose to only alter their front teeth, or the front surfaces of a few of their teeth to make them look straighter or close a gap between teeth.
Veneers may correct:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth for those who want to straighten without braces
- Discoloured teeth from root canal treatment, old fillings, or tetracycline staining
- Small teeth you wish to make longer or wider
- Spaces and gaps between your teeth
As the most conservative porcelain restoration, this procedure allows minimal, and occasionally no reduction of your tooth structure. In cases where preparation is needed, the enamel is minimally reduced to achieve the best possible contour and natural appearance of the veneers.
Porcelain Veneers in Melbourne
At Iris Dental, we use quality dental labs that create beautiful, natural-looking porcelain veneers for our patients. If you look after your veneers well, they can potentially last for 8-10 years. When it comes to taking care of your veneers and ensuring they last as long as possible, it really is quite simple – you take care of your veneers just as you would your normal teeth.
There are other sorts of teeth veneers on offer from cosmetic dentists, such as composite veneers, resin veneers and ceramic veneers, however Iris Dental only choose to use porcelain veneers in their veneer procedures as they best resemble the natural tooth, and are a high quality solution. You may also be provided with temporary veneers whilst your permanent ones are created.
Brushing twice a day combined with daily flossing are important parts of keeping your veneers clean and intact. It’s also important to consider your diet; things like coffee and red wine are also bad for your teeth and can stain your veneers. When going to the dentist, a different type of polishing paste will be used as opposed to the paste suited for tooth enamel.
Aside from these minor differences, veneers should be treated just like any other tooth.
Dental Veneers in Melbourne
If you are looking for cosmetic dental treatments such as veneers, Iris Dental in Point Cook can assist you. The range of treatment plans that are available at our dental clinic are designed to give you the best smile possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will porcelain veneers last?
With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last between 10 and 15 years, offering a long-lasting and reliable solution for enhancing your smile. Additionally, by practicing good oral hygiene habits and regularly visiting your dentist, you can help ensure that your veneers stay in excellent condition and even extend their lifespan.
Do they stain?
Since porcelain veneers are non-porous, they are resistant to staining. However, if the shade of your natural teeth doesn’t match your veneers, it may be due to darker or older veneers or natural teeth that are darker in colour. To keep your smile bright, it’s important to avoid consuming staining drinks and to maintain good oral hygiene practices by brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly. Remember to treat your veneers with the same level of care as you would your natural teeth.
Does getting veneers hurt?
Although some discomfort may be involved in getting veneers, it should not be a painful process. To ensure a comfortable experience, your dentist may use an anesthetic to numb the treatment area and provide sedation options if necessary. It’s normal to experience some sensitivity after the procedure, but it should dissipate quickly. If you do experience any persistent pain, it’s important to reach out to your dentist for assistance.