What is a Dental Veneer?
Veneers are one of the most popular treatment options of current generation cosmetic dentistry. Patients can make use of one veneer to restore a single tooth that may have been fractured or discoloured, or multiple teeth to create a complete makeover.
A veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth’s surface from damage. Few commonly used materials to fabricate a veneer are composite, ceramic and dental porcelain.
A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory. A ceramic veneer is a veneer milled out of a ceramic ingot in our clinic using highly advanced 3D technology and bonded to the tooth, typically using resin cement.
In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated in a qualified dental technician.
Other than cosmetics, Veneers have many other functional uses. Many people have small teeth resulting in spaces that may not be easily closed by orthodontics.
Some people have worn away the edges of their teeth resulting in a prematurely aged appearance, while others may have malpositioned teeth that appear crooked. Multiple veneers can close these spaces, lengthen teeth that have been shortened by wear, fill the black triangles between teeth caused by gum recession, provide a uniform colour, shape, and symmetry, and make the teeth appear straight.
Veneers are also recommended to strengthen worn teeth. It is also applied to yellow teeth that won’t whiten. Thin veneers are effective options for aging patients with worn dentition. In many cases, minimal to no tooth preparation is needed when using porcelain veneers.
What kind of Dental Veneer material should I choose?
At Civic Gentle Dental Care our Dental Veneers are either made with composite resin or high strength porcelain.
Usually our dental veneers are done in pairs to best match the colour of mirroring teeth, and sometimes up to 8 can be placed at once to produce an even level of whiteness and tooth shape for the best looking result for your smile.
How much does a Dental Veneer cost?
At Civic Gentle Dental Care we offer our veneers at an affordable cost. Our Composite veneers are approximately $400.00/veneer and approximately $1,200/ veneer for our porcelain veneers.
Feel free to call us on (02) 6247 0224 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding your dental health or dental treatments. Our doctors and staff are happy to help.
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