What are dental veneers?

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.

Who is suitable for dental 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:

  • Chipped, cracked or damaged teeth - dental veneers can help repair the shape of your teeth and protect them from further problems.
  • Stained or discoloured teeth - whitening can be less effective for people with naturally yellow or grey teeth. Dental veneers could be the perfect solution to creating a whiter, brighter smile.
  • Smaller than average teeth - dental veneers can correct small or short teeth to create a full, confident smile.
  • An alternative to orthodontics - braces are a huge commitment and investment of your time and energy. Instead of resorting to orthodontics, porcelain veneers allow you to quickly and effectively correct minor dental problems with your teeth.

Is the process of getting dental veneers painful?

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.

What are the benefits of dental veneers?

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:

  • Improved self-esteem and confidence
  • Long-term, lasting smile solution
  • Easy to maintain with very little extra maintenance needed
  • A natural-looking, feeling and functioning smile
  • Strengthened tooth structure

What is the procedure for getting dental veneers?

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.