Are you unhappy with the look of your smile? If you have thought that you would like to improve the appearance of your teeth, dental veneers Brisbane may be the solution that you’re after.
We supply porcelain veneers Brisbane wide through our surgeries and would love to work with you to create the smile you have always wanted.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells which are bonded to the surface of the teeth to change their shape, colour and size. When they are permanently bonded to the front of your teeth, they produce a stunning and clean looking smile.
We create dental veneers that fit precisely to the surface of your tooth. Because of the precision required to create the perfect finish, a very small amount of the surface of the tooth does need to be removed so that the veneer will fit perfectly.
Getting dental veneers usually requires three visits to the dentist, during which time we will consult with you, discuss your smile goals, buff the surface of your teeth to ensure a perfect fit and then fit the veneers to your teeth.
What are Dental Veneers for?
Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry option that are suited to anyone who wants to improve the look of their teeth. If you have a discoloration on your teeth, have a ‘gappy’ smile, crowded teeth or some superficial damage that is suited to veneer work, then you’ll be delighted with the outcomes of dental veneers.
We are experts in cosmetic dentistry and in creating the dental veneers Brisbane patients love. When you want to improve the look of your smile, you can do it with us.
At Southside Family Dental, we help you get the smile you have always wanted, lasting for years to come.
Porcelain Veneers Brisbane – What Are They?
Porcelain veneers (also known as dental veneers) are a cosmetic treatment during 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.
The veneers themselves are custom made, wafer thin shells of porcelain made to look just like teeth.
They can come in a range of whites to best match your teeth and your requirements, and can be completely moulded to match your smile, giving you a perfect finish.
What is the Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers Brisbane?
Step One: On your first appointment, you will speak to our cosmetic dentists about what you’re trying to achieve. During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth and will ensure that dental veneers are for you.
They will also discuss what is going to be involved in the procedure, and if there are any limitations.
Step Two: Your dentist will start to prepare your teeth for veneers by removing a tiny amount of the enamel from the front of your tooth which will ensure the perfect fit.
You may get a local anaesthetic for this process depending on your requirements. Your dentist then makes an impression of your teeth which is sent off to a dental technician which is where the veneer will be made.
It usually takes around one to two weeks for your veneers to be ready.
Step Three: Your next appointment at Southside Family Dental is when your dentist cleans and prepares the surface of your teeth before applying your beautiful porcelain veneers!
The veneers are painstakingly positioned to ensure a perfect smile, and the veneers are applied with special cement.
The final step is ensuring that your bite is perfect and making any adjustments as necessary. Your dentist may ask you to return for a follow-up in a few weeks to check on your gums, and to check how you are responding to the veneers overall.
How Long do Dental Veneers Last?
Veneers are made of porcelain which is a hard, wear-resistant, non-porous material which will maintain the same shape and appearance and will last many years. It is important that patients keep in mind that although veneers are durable, they can chip if hit by hard objects.
With the proper dental hygiene, patients can expect their dental veneers to last anywhere from seven to 20 years. Many patients opt to have their dental veneers replaced around the 15-year mark to ensure a consistently beautiful smile.
Dental veneers are not designed to be a permanent, maintenance-free solution, rather a long-lasting solution with very infrequent maintenance.
Speak to our cosmetic dentistry team at Southside Family Dental about your needs and find out whether dental veneers Brisbane are the solution for you.
How Do I Make my Dental Veneers Last?
Follow the best possible oral hygiene. Clean your teeth regularly (at least twice a day), floss, and be sure to check in with your dentist for six-monthly check-ups and cleans.
If you play a contact sport, be sure to wear a special mouthguard which will protect your dental veneers.
Also, don’t use your teeth as a tool. Everyone is guilty of tearing open a package with their teeth, or nipping at a broken thread – but when you have veneers, you need to be conscious of not doing this.
If you grind your teeth in your sleep (bruxism), then you need to speak to your dentist about addressing this as it can compromise your veneers.
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.