Are you considering veneers? Veneers are a great way to enhance your smile and can be used to correct a number of dental concerns.
Here is a step-by-step guide to what you can expect during the veneer process. We hope this will help answer any questions you may have and help set your mind at ease.
As always, please feel free to contact us with any additional questions you may have.
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are a type of cosmetic dental treatment that is used to help improve the appearance of your natural teeth. They are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-made to fit over the front surfaces of the teeth.
Dental veneers are an excellent solution for changing the colour, shape and size of teeth, helping to create an aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking smile.
Veneers can also be used to hide any chips, cracks or discolouration in the teeth and make them look healthier.
Veneers are designed to look extremely natural so that no one is able to tell they have been modified unless it is disclosed by the patient. This makes them an ideal choice for anyone looking to improve their smile without drastic changes.
Who Needs Dental Veneers?
Everyone needs to have an improved smile. However, this kind of treatment is used for the following reasons:
- Chipped or broken teeth.
- Gaps or spaces in your smile.
- Stains that don’t improve with teeth whitening.
- Teeth that are too small.
- Misshapen teeth.
Teeth Preparation Before Veneers
To keep your teeth healthy, veneer preparations are an important part of the process. This includes removing any existing decay or old fillings.
Without these preparations, veneers cannot be placed properly, and if done without the needed steps, the veneers can fall out or damage existing structures in the mouth.
When visiting your dentist for veneers, they will first check your dental health to evaluate if this is necessary before they begin the veneer process.
As an important step of the porcelain veneer procedure, your dentist will remove a part of your tooth enamel to adjust your natural tooth structure before placing your custom veneers.
Taking an Impression of Your Teeth
The next step of the veneers procedure is to ensure that your veneers are precise, we first need to take an impression of your teeth. This process involves having 3D pictures of your teeth and jaws.
After that, these pictures are sent, and the veneered model will be crafted based on the shape and size of your mouth.
The entire process can take a minimum of two visits before you receive the end result – beautiful, custom-made veneers that will provide you with the perfect smile.
Final Step: Getting Veneers Bonded to Your Teeth
As a part of your dental veneer procedure, the process of bonding involves adhering a thin custom porcelain veneer layer to the front surface of the teeth, and this shell can be shaped, sized, and coloured according to your individual needs.
Veneers can provide immediate, dramatic results without pain or colour alteration of the existing teeth — so you don’t have to worry about having any invasive procedures done on your healthy teeth in order for you to achieve your desired aesthetic look.
With that being said, it’s important to remember that regular follow-up appointments are essential in helping maintain anything from optimal oral hygiene all the way up to make sure that the veneers remain securely bonded where they should be.
Enjoy Your New, Beautiful Smile!
Having a perfect smile can be empowering. It can change the way you feel about yourself and how others view you. Your smile can also make an impact on your professional career because, in many cultures, it signifies confidence.
That’s why veneers can be a great option for anybody who has been feeling self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth. Once veneers are bonded to your teeth, you can enjoy your new smile confidently and without fear!
It is important to take good care of veneers in order to ensure that they last for many years. As veneers are custom-made, it is important to follow the instructions given by your dentist and dental hygienist in order to keep veneers looking great and healthy.
Some of these aftercare tips include brushing your teeth twice a day with an ADA-approved toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and avoiding products that contain corrosive acids, teeth grinding, and dark, staining food and drinks.
Additionally, traditional porcelain veneers should be cleaned on a regular basis to remove any plaque buildup and to prevent staining or discolouration of the veneer material.
Taking good care of your overall dental health can help you maintain your beautiful smile for years to come!
Custom porcelain veneers offer a number of benefits, including:
- Adding veneers to your teeth can give you a whole new smile that you can be proud of.
- They blend in with your actual teeth for lifelike results.
- Veneers resist staining better than your natural tooth enamel.
- Dental veneers don’t require any additional maintenance.
- They have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years with proper care.
Why Choosing Boutique Dental Care
If you are considering veneers, we offer multiple dental payment plans to spread the cost of your veneer treatment. We also offer a free veneer consultation; Including a full mouth intraoral scan, full quote and routine x-rays.
If you would like to learn more about how veneers can make your dream smile come true, book your appointment or call our amazing Boutique Dental Care team at (02) 9054 5281.
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