Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers

Veneers can immediately straighten crooked teeth while porcelain Veneers are used to whiten teeth. Veneers can also be used to mask other imperfections on the surface of your teeth. Veneers are used to modify the colour, size, shape and position of a tooth and in doing so create a beautiful result.

There are three tooth Veneers procedures available that correct discolouration or shape of teeth i.e. Composite, Porcelain and Lumineer Porcelain Veneers.

For teeth that are very damaged, veneers may not be adequate and a crown may be a better alternative. Your Dentist will advise you of all your options and recommend the best to optimise the end result.

All Dental Implants, Bridges, Crowns and Veneers are fully tax deductible.

Types of Dental Veneers

There are 3 main types of veneers that we can provide to you as a patient, the choice depends on your desired final result, your budget and the time it takes to create your veneers.

Porcelain Veneers

Some dentists will begin by grinding down the teeth and then making an impression of your teeth for the creation of a mould. Then they’ll send the mold out to a lab for the porcelain veneer to be made. Once the veneer is ready, your dentist can place it on your prepared tooth and cement it in place. Temporary veneers may be used until the permanent veneers come back from the lab.

Composite Resin Veneers

If you choose composite resin veneers, your dentist will etch the surface of your tooth before applying a thin layer of the composite material to your prepared tooth. Additional layers of composite may be necessary to achieve your intended look. Your dentist will finish by curing, or hardening, the composite veneer with a special light.

No-prep Veneers

These are specific brands of porcelain veneers, and work much like the application of false finger nails. They take less time and are less invasive to apply. Instead of removing layers of tooth under the enamel, no-prep veneers only affect the enamel. In many cases, no-prep veneers don’t require local anesthetics or temporary veneers.

Dental Veneers FAQs

What are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are thin, custom-made laminates designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance.

What is the purpose of Dental Veneers?

Veneers are used to enhance the appearance of teeth that are discoloured, stained, chipped, worn down, unevenly spaced, or misaligned. They can improve the shape, size, colour, and overall aesthetics of the teeth, providing a more attractive smile.

How long do Dental Veneers last?

This depends on a number of factors including your overall oral health routine, the condition of your teeth and your maintenance of your veneers over time. But generally speaking we would expect dental veneers to last 10 - 15 years when made and fitted correctly.

Does Teeth Whitening work on Dental Veneers

If you choose to get a teeth whitening treatment, your natural teeth will whiten, but your dental veneers will not. Therefore its best practice to get your teeth whitened first, and then apply your dental veneers.