Dental veneers are thin shells of a tooth coloured material which are custom-made and bonded onto the front of your teeth
As one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, dental veneers have been popularised for their outstanding ability to repair, protect and enhance the natural aesthetics of your smile.
A veneer that has been well designed can match your other remaining teeth so well none will know you have a dental prosthetic.
The veneers we offer at All About Teeth Townsville can be made from a tooth coloured resin or with porcelain material. The material of choice will depend greatly on the tooth that requires repair.
How do porcelain veneers work?
Porcelain veneers are made from thin wafer like porcelain shells that are custom designed to sit flush on top of your natural tooth. The dentists at All About Teeth will remove a slight amount of enamel on the front of your tooth and the porcelain veneers will be attached to hide any cracks, discolouration or gaps in your teeth instantly.
Porcelain veneers are custom made to suit the natural tones and shapes of your smile to rejuvenate your entire appearance almost instantly. They are considered a very durable and long-term dental option and can last anywhere from 12-15 years with generally no maintenance.
How strong are porcelain veneers?
In most extensive repair cases, you will find that the porcelain option will offer you the most predicable long-term result. This is mainly due to the strength of porcelain.
With porcelain, the veneer can be thin and less bulky therefore the bonding process can be less relied upon in comparison to the resin option where the material would need to be much thicker to offer the same strength.
If the material is thicker the bonding would be subject to many more stresses.
The experienced dentists at All About Teeth often find that tooth coloured resin or composite resin is appropriate for many situations. If the restoration is small or if the improvement is required immediately, then resin can be an excellent, cost efficient option.
What is a composite resin veneer?
A composite resin veneer is a type of veneer that is applied in layers to the front of your teeth. Each layer of resin is shaped and curled by your dentist and can typically be fabricated in one day.
Once the dentist is happy with the shape and look of the composite veneers, it’s set and hardened using a high intensity light. Once finished, the resin will be polished to give more natural, tooth-like appearance.
Compared to a porcelain veneer, the composite veneer procedure is less invasive. The composite procedure therefore tends to be noticeably quicker than porcelain. Attaching porcelain veneers requires some reshaping of your natural teeth so the veneer sits flush.
Composite veneers need minimal prep work required on your natural teeth, meaning that they are not permanently altered. Another advantage of composite veneers is they are more in-expensive than porcelain veneers.
Dental veneers from All About Teeth Townsville
Two of the key benefits veneers provide is the restoration of a tooth surface and their ability to rejuvenate the appearance quite quickly. Dental veneers are used to treat a number of dental conditions such as crooked teeth, discoloured teeth, chipped teeth or they can be used to close spaces between teeth.
If you want to immediately refresh and rejuvenate the look of worn or damaged teeth, contact the experienced team at All About Teeth in Townsville