Veneers are a good option for anyone wanting to improve the look of their teeth. At Burpengary Dental we can help you get the smile you have always wanted, that will last for years to come.
- Veneers are thin porcelain shells which are bonded to the surface of the teeth to change their shape, colour and size.
- Getting dental veneers usually requires three visits to the dentist
- Before a veneer can be bonded a very small amount of the surface of the tooth does need to be removed so that the veneer will fit perfectly.
What are veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic treatment by which thin pieces of porcelain are bonded to the surface of the tooth. This is done to improve the appearance of the tooth by changing the shape or colour of the teeth, and by replacing small fractures.
What is the process of getting veneers?
The process of getting a veneer starts when your dentist removes a small portion of the tooth from the front surface. The dentist then makes an impression of your teeth which is sent off to a dental technician which is where the veneer will be made. Your next appointment at Burpengary Dental, usually only one to two weeks later, is when your dentist cleans and repairs the surface of the tooth before bonding the veneer to the tooth.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers are made of porcelain which is a hard, wear-resistant, non-porous material which will maintain the same shape and appearance for many years. It is important that patients keep in mind that although veneers are durable, they can chip if hit by hard objects.
Do porcelain veneers stain like normal teeth?
Porcelain veneers should never stain, although they do still require proper care. This care should be part of your daily routine in brushing and flossing. If you are worried about staining however it can be minimised through your diet, and not eating or drinking staining foods and drink such as coffee and red wine.