Dental veneers from Gold Coast Dental Studio
Looking for a quick way to rejuvenate your smile? Dental veneers are a relatively fast way to improve small chips, cracks and other imperfections.
What are veneers?
Veneers are custom made shells of tooth-coloured material designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their general appearance. It is the method of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations or size and shape alteration.
Veneers are used to fix:
- Discoloured teeth caused by root canal treatment
- Stains from food, drugs or medicines
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Can veneers be put on crooked teeth?
Veneers can be applied to crooked or misaligned teeth to improve alignment or reduce protrusion. Using veneers to correct this is becoming more popular, as it takes only a matter of days from the start of the procedure to the end.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin but strong pieces of porcelain used to create a beautiful smile. They are individually designed to suit your smile and each tooth they sit on so they can look as natural as possible. These are the preferred solution for most patients.
What are composite veneers?
Composite veneers are the closest alternatives to the ever-popular porcelain veneers. They dental prosthetics are made of a composite resin, and can be used to correct many of the same issues as porcelain veneers. As the less expensive option, they are also less-durable and less-natural, though this isn’t an issue for all patients. Composite resin veneers are applied to the tooth slowly, one layer at a time, and cured by your dentist until the final result is achieved.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers last from seven to ten years. This figure changes with the teeth they are applied on, the standard of care they receive, and the material. Porcelain veneers tend to last longer than composite.
Do veneers look real?
Your dentist will make every effort to ensure your teeth look as natural as possible. In most cases, it would take a keen eye to identify veneers of any composition.
Thinking of veneers? Get in touch with Gold Coast Dental Studio today!