It’s a fact: We weren’t all born with perfect teeth. If you enjoy good dental health, but your smile isn’t all that it could be, porcelain veneers might be just what you need to take your smile from so-so to sensational. This popular cosmetic dentistry option can dramatically transform your smile in just a couple of visits to our Paddington, NSW dental clinic.
Create a Brilliant Smile with Veneers
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells that fit over the front surfaces of your teeth. They are custom-made in the laboratory to address specific issues with your smile. These tooth covers, which are a mere 0.3 to 0.5 millimetres thick, look completely natural and cover up flaws. If you are looking for celebrity teeth in Paddington, NSW, veneers might be your answer.
- What is the veneers process?
- What dental issues can veneers address?
- Do veneers look natural?
- Would I make a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
- Are veneers a permanent cosmetic dentistry treatment?
- How should I care for my veneers?
- How long do veneers last?
- How much do veneers cost?
- How can I find out more about veneers?
What is the veneers process?
One of the benefits of veneers is that it can give you a whole new smile in just a couple of visits to the dentist. Once our dentists determine that your oral health is well-suited for this cosmetic procedure, you will discuss the goals for your smile. The teeth will need to be prepared for the veneers, so a small amount of the tooth enamel is removed. This ensures that your teeth don’t have a thick look to them once the veneers are placed.
After the lab creates veneers custom-made to correct your smile, you will return to our clinic so they can be permanently bonded into place. Our Paddington, NSW dentist will make adjustments as needed, including making sure that you can bite down comfortably.
What dental issues can veneers address?
Veneers are ideal at covering up what you don’t like about your smile, including:
- An alternative to orthodontics, veneers can correct a smile that is crooked or misaligned.
- Gaps or spaces between teeth can be camouflaged with veneers.
- Teeth that are too short can be 'lengthened' with veneers.
- Veneers can hide teeth that are chipped or otherwise damaged.
Schedule a booking for a consult with one of our Paddington, NSW dentists to find out if your smile imperfections can be covered up with dental veneers.
Do veneers look natural?
The tooth-coloured porcelain from which veneers are made mimics the translucency of your natural teeth, giving veneers a very natural look. Because veneers are resistant to staining, you won’t have to worry about whitening your teeth in the future; your smile will remain white as long as you have your veneers. People in Paddington, NSW will only notice your celebrity teeth when you smile—not your veneers.
Would I make a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
If you feel self-conscious about your smile because of imperfections, or if you have dreamed of having a smile makeover, you might be a good candidate for veneers in Paddington, NSW.
Veneers are an ultra-thin layer of porcelain that fits over your tooth to cover up cosmetic imperfections, such as:
- Gaps or spaces between the teeth
- Staining or discolouration that is resistant to teeth whitening
- Chips, cracks or fractures
- Excessively worn teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Misaligned teeth
Basically, veneers can camouflage the issues you don’t like about your smile, giving you a lovely straight, even, white smile. Many celebrities who have perfect teeth that you admire more than likely had help from their dentist to achieve that look—and many have probably had dental veneers.
Are veneers a permanent cosmetic dentistry treatment?
Because some of the surface of the tooth needs to be removed to make room for the veneers and to avoid a look that is ‘thick,’ veneers to fix teeth at our Paddington, NSW dental clinic are considered a permanent cosmetic dentistry treatment. Most people can expect their veneers to last for 10 to 15 years if they take good care of them. Diligent home care and routine dental check-ups and cleans will help ensure your veneers last as long as possible.
How should I care for my veneers?
Caring for your veneers is not very different than caring for your regular teeth. Just brush and floss as you normally would, and be sure to visit your Paddington, NSW dentist twice a year for check-ups and cleans to keep gums, teeth and veneers healthy.
Just as your natural teeth can chip if you bite into something hard, so too can your veneers. Be careful when biting into foods such as carrots, apples or crusty bread, or break them up into smaller bite-sized pieces. You may also wish to avoid sticky or chewy sweets or foods that could pull a veneer off your tooth.
Because veneers are resistant to staining, there is no need to use whitening toothpaste when brushing. This type of toothpaste may contain abrasives that can actually damage the surface of your veneers.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers are strong and durable, and with proper care, they can last for many years—as many as 10 to 15, in fact. But it’s crucial to use common sense to keep your veneers intact. Avoid biting down on very hard foods or ice, and never use your teeth as tools.
Because they are resistant to stains and decay, it’s easy to take care of veneers. You will still need to protect your gum health by brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once, or you might find yourself with a gum infection. Don’t use a whitening toothpaste on your veneers as this can cause scratches or other damage to the surface.
Stay current with biannual trips to your dentist to ensure the integrity of the veneers as well as to ensure gums are healthy. Our Paddington, NSW dental clinic recommends check-ups and cleans every six months to maintain optimal oral health.
How much do veneers cost?
The cost of veneers at our Paddington, NSW dental clinic varies from patient to patient, depending on the number of veneers to be placed as well as the complexity of your case. It’s best to speak to our dentists directly, and they can talk about costs after your consultation.
We have a partnership with Zip Money, which allows you to receive the treatment you desire now—including veneers—and you can pay for it later. With Zip Money, monthly payments can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget. A beautiful new smile from our Paddington, NSW dental clinic can be yours sooner rather than later.
How can I find out more about veneers?
We invite you to book a consult at our Paddington dental clinic straightaway to learn more about how veneers can give you a smile you love to show off. Whether you have stained teeth, broken teeth, short teeth or worn teeth, veneers at our Paddington, NSW dental clinic might be just what is needed so you can love your smile. We warmly welcome new patients, and we look forward to giving you your best smile.