Complete Guide to Dental Veneers in 2023

Complete Guide to Dental Veneers in 2023

In the past dental veneers were worn mainly by film stars and models because it gave them a celebrity-caliber smile. Today we are proud to offer composite and porcelain veneers in Northern Beaches!

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin but durable tooth shells fixed to the fronts of teeth. They look natural but conceal a whole host of cosmetic flaws. (We can also use bonding material to create dental veneers, but the process is slightly different).

Dental veneers may camouflage the following aesthetic issues:

  • Short or worn-down teeth
  • Gummy-appearing smiles
  • General tooth flaws
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Midline discrepancies
  • Small spaces between teeth

Dental veneers aim to give you a symmetrical and beautiful smile. And because they conceal so many cosmetic flaws, they are a patient favourite.

Are Dental Veneers Right for Me?

Your Warriewood dentist provides a consultation in our dental clinic to determine your candidacy for dental veneers. This consultation is also a conversation. We want to learn about your cosmetic goals, which helps us determine whether veneers are the right treatment approach.

If veneers will not bring you to your smile goals, the dentist can recommend an alternative cosmetic treatment or pretreatments to make you a more suitable candidate for veneers.

At this appointment, we encourage your questions. Our main objective is to help you reach your goals!

What Is the Difference Between Composite and Porcelain Veneers?

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers can be fabricated in the dental clinic with tooth-coloured resin and hardened with a special light.

One of the critical advantages of composite veneers is that they can be ‘reversed.’ In other words, the enamel is not typically dramatically altered to accommodate the composite veneer. As a result, composite veneers may be faster and less expensive, but they can stain easier than their porcelain counterparts.

Porcelain Veneers

We create porcelain veneers after taking impressions of the teeth you’d like to treat.

To fix the veneer to the tooth’s surface, your dentist removes a bit of enamel to ensure a naturally flushed look against the gum and neighbouring teeth. This step means your veneers are permanent and must be replaced if lost or damaged. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant but may be more expensive than composite veneers.

Your dentist will discuss both options with you and provide additional information so that you can make an informed decision about your smile.

Can I Combine Other Cosmetic Dentistry Options with Veneers?

Yes! If you have multiple cosmetic issues, including missing, discoloured, and crooked teeth, you can talk to our cosmetic dentist in Warriewood, NSW, about a smile makeover.

A smile makeover may include any of the following in combination:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Orthodontics, including Invisalign
  • Tooth replacement, including dental implants
  • Tooth-coloured restorations
  • Dental veneers

For a smile makeover, your dentist plans your treatments carefully. And sometimes, one treatment must finish before we can start another—for example, orthodontics before veneers or professional teeth whitening before restorations.

Your dentist can also work on a schedule that fits your budget.

What Is the Best Way to Care for My Veneers?

Veneers look and function like natural teeth, and you treat them as such.

  • Brush at least twice daily.
  • Floss at least once daily.
  • Visit your dentist on schedule.

As with natural teeth, it’s important to use veneers only for eating and smiling. Never use your teeth or veneers to rip open packages or open bottles. And avoid bad habits like chewing on ice or ink pens.

If you notice any oral health concerns, it’s essential to contact your dentist.

Can I Finance My Veneers?

The team at United Dental Clinic is happy to work with Denticare, a third-party financing solution for you.

A helpful dental team member can walk you through the Denticare application, help you apply, and you’ll learn whether you’re approved for financing. With Denticare, you can budget your dentistry across many months, and their programmes offer an interest-free repayment schedule!

For Dental Veneers in Warriewood, We Welcome Your Call

Your dentist near me is proud to offer dental veneers to patients everywhere. If you want more information or are ready to get started, a helpful team member is standing by to chat with you today.