Exploring Veneers as a Cosmetic Solution

Exploring Veneers as a Cosmetic Solution

Cosmetic dentistry may change your outlook and encourage you to smile more often. You may have questions about dental veneers if you’re considering a smile enhancement.

Dental veneers are a multipurpose cosmetic option that camouflages many smile imperfections. Often, they are the only treatment you’ll need to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

We’re pleased to offer both composite and porcelain veneers in Northern Beaches!

Let’s explore dental veneers as a cosmetic dentistry option for you.

What Are Dental Veneers?

About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a popular option because they are versatile and can hide so many cosmetic flaws,

  • Gummy appearing smile
  • Short or worn-down teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Small spaces between teeth
  • General imperfections

Porcelain veneers are strips or shells custom-crafted to look like your natural dental enamel. They are fixed to the front surface of your teeth.

About Composite Veneers

Composite veneers rely on composite resin. Your dentist applies the resin directly to the teeth, shapes and sculpts it, and then sets it with a special light.

Comparing Porcelain and Composite Veneers

Porcelain veneers are made of porcelain, which looks identical to tooth enamel. They are cemented to the teeth after tooth preparation. Porcelain veneers look very natural and can transform your smile. However, they are typically offered at a higher price point than composite veneers.

Composite veneers are not as stain-resistant as porcelain veneers, and you may require retreatment sooner because composite is a more temporary option. Composite Veneers Procedure are typically less expensive than porcelain and require less tooth preparation.

Porcelain Dental Veneers Procedure

The porcelain veneer procedure is more involved than the composite veneer process. With composite veneers, we do not ‘cut’ teeth to ensure a natural-looking finish. Composite is applied in a malleable state.

Step 1: Your Consultation with Our Cosmetic Dentist in Warriewood

We start with a cosmetic consultation with the dentist to learn whether veneers suit your smile goals. We also answer any questions you might have. This consultation includes an exam.

Step 2: Custom Crafting Your Veneers

If you proceed with treatment, we take impressions, and a trusted lab fabricates your veneers.

Step 3: Veneer Placement

Your dentist removes a bit of tooth enamel before cementing your veneers to the fronts of your teeth. This method ensures a flush and natural-looking finish. Without removing some tooth enamel, your veneers will appear bulky and cumbersome.

Because your cosmetic dentist in Warriewood prepares the teeth this way, it’s vital to consider your veneers permanent. If you lose one or it becomes damaged, it must be replaced to protect the treated tooth from infection or breakage.

Step 4: Enjoy Your New Smile

After placement, you can enjoy your new smile, go out to lunch, and celebrate your new look.

Can I Incorporate Veneers into a Smile Makeover?

With veneers, you can treat one tooth or your entire smile. Additionally, we can incorporate other cosmetic dentistry options to provide a smile makeover.

Of course, we’ll ensure that the treatments you’ve chosen suit your smile goals and oral health. A consultation with the dentist determines this, and it is a great time to share your concerns.

A smile makeover can mean straightening crooked teeth, brightening your smile with professional teeth whitening, or replacing teeth that are lost with dental implants.

If you’re considering a smile makeover, starting with teeth whitening treatment may be best. This approach allows you to select lighter veneers and crowns. It’s important to note that teeth whitening will not lighten restorations, so it’s a good starting point before veneers or other restorations.

How Do I Take Care of My Veneers?

With healthy oral hygiene habits and regular dental care, your porcelain veneers may last up to a dozen years or longer. However, it’s essential to never use your teeth, prosthetics, or restorations for anything other than eating and smiling. Don’t open bottles or rip open packages with your teeth.

Are You Considering Dental Veneers in Northern Beaches?

Dentistry in our veneer clinic may transform your smile, giving you the look you’ve always wanted. To learn more or to book a consultation with the dentist, we welcome your call today. Additionally, a member of our team can talk to you about our current dental specials in Warriewood.