Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells usually made from porcelain or composite resin that are shaped to bond to the front of your natural teeth. While some people may only need one veneer, your dentist can transform your entire smile with 6 or 8 custom-made veneers.
Dental Veneers can be an excellent treatment option for people looking to restore confidence in their smile. You could be a good candidate for dental veneers if you have the following:
The process our patients go through to receive veneers is often pain-free. Some people with sensitive teeth experience some discomfort, which is temporary and passes promptly.
Dental veneers often require less tooth enamel to be removed than dental crowns. Once they have been attached to the teeth, the only care needed is a good regular oral hygiene routine. Other benefits include:
1. Initial consultation
Your dentist will chat with you about your desired treatment outcome, your oral health and the options you have going forward. They will examine your mouth and teeth to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for dental veneers and present a tailored treatment plan for you to consider.
2. First appointment
Once you have locked in your treatment with the team, we will book another appointment with your dentist to prepare your new smile.
Your dentist will take x-rays of your mouth and start designing your new smile in this appointment. They will also prepare your teeth by filing about 1/2 a millimetre of enamel from your teeth.
Once the design process is complete, your dental veneers will be made in-house in our state-of-the-art dental lab, TASLAB [link to TAS LAB].
3. Dental veneer placement
This step of the treatment is generally pain-free and the most exciting part! Using a special cement, your dentist will bond your custom-made veneers to your teeth and make any final adjustments to your new smile so it is as perfect as it can be.