What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers (also known as dental veneers) are thin shells of tooth-coloured material that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They are made of a translucent porcelain material, and are a great way to improve the look, shape and colour of your teeth. They are an alternative to composite resin restoration that are stronger and will wear better.

Veneers can be used for one or more teeth, leaving the natural tooth structure in place and cosmetically changing the appearance of your smile.

Who will benefit from porcelain veneers?

Veneers are used to treat smiles that have:

  • chipped, cracked or broken teeth
  • stained or discoloured teeth
  • oddly shaped teeth
  • teeth that have gaps or are crowded.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your natural teeth, dental veneers may be exactly what you are looking for.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

  • preserves your natural tooth structure
  • bonding strengthens the tooth
  • colour-matched ceramic with a smile that is customised for a natural look
  • clinically proven
  • solves multiple problems at once
  • an alternative to orthodontics
  • a whiter and brighter smile.

How are veneers made?

At the first appointment, impressions will be taken to prepare your veneers to fit your smile. Your teeth will also be prepared for your veneers. This involves shaving off a small portion of enamel, so that there is a fitting surface for your new veneers. This also ensures that your veneers will not look bulky or out of place. While you wait for the veneers to be created in a laboratory, you will be fitted with temporary veneers.

At the second appointment, your temporary veneers are removed, and your new permanent veneers are bonded on to your teeth. We will advise you on how to care for your new smile: it is essential to maintain the health of your teeth and gums with good oral hygiene habits and regular dental visits. It is also highly recommended that a night guard be made to help prevent damage to your new veneers from habits such as grinding or clenching.

How much do veneers cost?

At FirstBite Dental, our aim is to provide you with all your options and costs and guide you through the process. We understand that all smiles are different, and every individual requires customised care. We only use reputable materials and clinically proven techniques, while utilising reputable Australian laboratories and ceramists. As everyone is different, a final quote can be obtained after a full consultation and assessment.

As a guide, porcelain veneers can range in cost from $1200 all the way up to $1800. This variation in cost depends on the materials and techniques used. To help manage the cost of fitting porcelain veneers, we offer payment plans though DentiCare.

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