Dental veneers – a thin wafer of porcelain bonded to your existing teeth – are a fantastic way to transform your smile.
As a cosmetic dentistry treatment, veneers are an excellent option for patients who want to create a natural-looking, beautiful smile. Veneers are most often used to mask the colour, shape or position of teeth in the mouth. This is the benefit of veneers, being able to solve multiple cosmetic dental problems at once.
They have become an ideal choice for many patients who are looking for a way to improve their teeth in the simplest way.
What are Dental Veneers and Why Should You Choose Crown Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are made from ceramic materials that are incredibly strong, durable and stain resistant.
At Crown Dental Group, we offer ceramic veneers which are manufactured in our state-of-the-art dental laboratory. We have access to the best dental ceramic veneers available in order to give you the most aesthetically stunning and natural result possible. An example of some of these materials are E-max, Vita Suprinity, Vita-Enamic, Empress and many others. They are custom-made in shade/colour and shape to your exact desires. Each veneer covers the front of the tooth to improve the overall appearance as well as the shape or colour of the tooth, and together across 8-12 teeth will give you a complete smile transformation.
We use the latest digital technology to 3D design and customise your perfect smile to the shape of your lips and face, and we manufacture your veneers using the latest state of the art mill in our own in-built dental laboratory and with our own dental technicians (your veneers are not made by an external laboratory like most dental clinics which can result in errors and lack of detail). The benefits of having your veneers designed and manufactured by our very own dental laboratory:
- Access to the best and latest veneer materials in today’s market
- 3D digital design of your smile (insert photo of 3D design here)
- Joint approach by both cosmetic dentist and dental technicians working together
- High level of attention to detail
- Fully customised veneers
- Hand finished veneers
- You can come and watch your veneers being made
- You are able to see the quality of all our veneers before deciding whether you would like them
Who is Suitable for Veneers?
Not every patient may be suitable for porcelain veneers. Before considering veneers, there are a couple of requirements that need to be met before undergoing the procedure.
- Proper oral hygiene and gum care
- Sufficient amount of healthy teeth enamel available
- Healthy diet
Porcelain veneers can correct an array of aesthetic problems including:
- Chipped or mildly worn teeth
- Crowded or misaligned teeth
- Mis-shapen teeth
- Severely discoloured teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
- Teeth that are slightly rotated
If you are would like to see if your teeth no matter the state are suitable for having our dental veneers then please contact with our practice and book in a consultation with our experienced cosmetic dentist who will be. happy to sit down and do a full evaluation of your teeth and smile and go through the all the options available to you. Most people are pleasantly surprised that veneers can help them!
Depending on your current situation and the health of the teeth, the veneers procedure in Rowville is usually completed within 2 to 3 appointments.
During the first initial appointment, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to carry out diagnostic work in order to give you a preview of your new smile. They will also take a full set of professional before photos, and possibly carry out some teeth whitening in order to lighten all your teeth overall.
The second appointment consists of carrying out some mild preparation to your teeth. This involves removing a small layer of enamel, usually 0.5-1mm to make space for each veneer to bond to your tooth perfectly and ensure perfect aesthetics (veneers bonded onto unprepared teeth look bulky and have the wrong profile and shape).
After the preparation of your teeth a full 3D digital scan is taken of your teeth in order for our laboratory to 3D design and customise your new smile! Temporary veneers are constructed on this same appointment and fitted to ensure you look normal and natural while you wait for your custom ceramic veneers to be constructed.
It usually takes 2 weeks for our laboratory to finish the construction of your ceramic veneers at which point you return for your 3rd appointment. During this appointment, we place your veneers onto your teeth and you are able to check the look of your new beautiful smile! Once you have previewed it and approved it we carry out the final bonding of your new veneers onto your teeth.
We usually see you for a review in 1-2 weeks after you have finished to check you are loving your new smile! And also to take some final professional photos in order to show you the smile transformation that has occurred for you!
Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Veneers
With any dental procedure, there will always be a couple of advantages and disadvantages.
- Stunning natural aesthetics – veneers can give you the teeth you have always dreamt of.
- Can correct mild alignment and crowding of teeth
- Replaces any worn or damaged tooth
- Long Lasting – can last 10-15 years
- No additional maintenance – just brushing and flossing
- The procedure is permanent – changing the look of your teeth again will require new veneers.
- Cannot correct severe teeth crowding or alignment issues. You will require orthodontics for this.
- Not suitable for teeth with very large fillings or dental decay.
- Generally not suitable for patients who have severe gum problems i.e periodontitis.
Before and After
Here are some before and after images from some of our patients who’ve had veneers applied to their teeth.
How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost?
At Crown Dental Group we know that every patient is different and therefore we believe in formulating a very tailored and customised approach to each patient. Dependent on the complexity of your case and the type of veneer you would like prices of each person’s treatment can vary. The price of each veneer can vary from $900-$2000 per veneer).
If you have any questions regarding our ceramic dental veneers, or any other cosmetic dental treatments, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our Crown Dental Group offers a range of dental services including crowns, bridges, implants as well as general dentistry treatments such as extractions, fillings and root canal.