As most people aren’t born with a stunning, celebrity smile, fortunately, there are smile-enhancing options.
Veneers are one of the best ways to cover various tooth imperfections. At Tandara Dental Centre, we offer comprehensive cosmetic treatment options like custom veneers to give you a beautiful smile that you can be proud of.
What Are Veneers?
Our ceramic and porcelain veneer options allow us to recreate the appearance of your smile, by applying a thin layer of material over the front of each tooth. They can address the following tooth concerns:
- Broken, worn or chipped enamel
- Crooked teeth
- Discolouration and staining
- Uneven smiles
- Cosmetically, want a straight, beautiful, white smile
- Teeth are too small or large, causing unwanted and uneven spaces or gaps
Depending on the number of veneers needed, as well as the location of the teeth, we may recommend either a porcelain or composite veneer.
TypesOf Dental Veneers
At Tandara Dental Centre Gosnells, we offer two types of custom made veneers that are tailored to your needs
and allow you to enjoy a natural, full smile at the fraction of the cost when compared to other dental
treatments. Veneers are also far less invasive compared to other cosmetic dentistry options, such as braces or
dental implants. Different types of veneers depends on the material chosen:
$550 – $1000
These veneers are created in our lab and usually, take two appointments to complete. First, we prepare the teeth and take an impression, which is then sent to our technician. Once the permanent veneers are made, we have you come back to the clinic to bond them into place. They provide the best aesthetics and long-term wear possible.
$290 – $350
Created here in our office, composite veneers are a bit more affordable. Each one is handcrafted during your visit, by one of our dentists. After shaping the tooth-coloured material to your tooth into the ideal form, we cure it into place with a bright light.
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Pros Porcelain Veneers
- Natural tooth-like appearance to instantly enhance your smile
- Highly resistant to stains and damage
- Long-lasting and can maintain its appearance for up to 20 years with good oral hygiene and care
- Easy to keep clean
Pros Composite Veneers
- Made on the spot
- Ideal for chipped or cracked teeth
- Easily restored
Cons Porcelain Veneers
- A multi-step process, taking up to one to two weeks to be made
- Usually requires two appointments
- More expensive compared to composite veneers
Cons Composite Veneers
- Not as strong as porcelain
- Prone to staining over time
- Do not last as long as porcelain veneers
How ArePocelain Veneers Applied?
The procelain veneer procedure has been split into three stages:
Consultation and treatment plan
We take a 3D scan to assess the amount of bone throughout the jaws. Once we have this information, we can precisely plan where and at what angle the implant should be placed. Dr Saurabh surgically places the implant and covers it with gum tissue.
Temporary dental veneers provided
This is then sent to our technician where your veneers are carefully made. In the meantime, you will be provided a temporary veneer to wear from 1 to 3 weeks.
Placing of new porcelain veneers
On your next appointment, you will have the opportunity to give any feedback on the look and feel of your temporary veneers. Once your new veneers arrive and you’re happy with everything, we’ll remove the temporary veneers while you’re under anesthesia to ensure you feel no pain. Your new ceramic ones will be gently bonded onto your teeth using bonding cement.
How AreComposite Veneers Applied?
One simple and easy step to get composite veneers
Composite resin veneers are created and placed in one visit. The tooth-coloured material is shaped to match your existing teeth and cured with a bright light to secure it into place.
What HappensAfter The Veneers Procedure
A follow-up appointment will be scheduled within a couple of weeks to make sure your gums and teeth are healthy.
This is the time to let us know if you have experienced any issues with your bite, pain or tooth sensitivity.
And if you’re wondering how long do veneers last? Porcelain veneers installed by a dentist can last up to 20 years. They are resilient and highly resistant to stains and damage.
With routine 6 monthly check-ups and cleans, regular brushing and flossing — at least twice a day, will ensure your porcelain veneers maintain its appearance for years to come.
If veneer chips or cracks, please see a dentist immediately to assess the damage and have it repaired.
The Cost OfPorcelain Veneers Or Dental Veneers
How much do veneers cost?
Depending on the type of veneers, porcelain is generally more expensive than composite but may vary slightly between patients.
The general cost for porcelain veneers ranges from $550 – $1000
Factors that can affect the cost include:
- Number of veneers
- Shape of smile
- Complex cases may require additional treatments
- Composite veneers are a cost-effective solution completed in a single appointment.
The general cost for composite veneers ranges from XXX to XXX
Are YouThinking Of Getting Veneers?
Veneers are one of the most effective and non-invasive ways to cover up tooth imperfections, including chips, cracks and discolouration. If you’re unsure if it is the right dental treatment for you, it’s best to talk things over with one of our dentists. In your consultation, we’ll go over the pros and cons of getting veneers to make sure you fully understand what’s involved in the process before, during and after.
If you’re ready to transform your smile into one you can feel confident about, contact Tandara Dental Centre today to find out more about our custom veneer treatments and smile makeover options.
Frequently Asked Questions
You’ll be numbed with local anaesthesia to make sure you don’t feel anything during the procedure. Most patients who receive 2 to 4 veneers experience little to no pain or discomfort after the procedure.
Patients who received 8 to 10 veneers may feel some mild soreness and discomfort in the gums and jaw. This can generally be relieved with over-the-counter medications or as advised by your dentist.
The main disadvantage of getting porcelain veneers is that they are permanent, but not forever. It is an irreversible process where the tooth is shaved down to place a veneer over the top. Although the list of advantages greatly outweighs the cons, just be mindful that veneers are a lifelong treatment.
Alternatives to dental veneers can include dental crowns, dental implants or dental bonding to repair small sections of a tooth.
Even though porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains and damage, if you want them to last for a long time, you’ll need to make sure they are properly cared for. Here are some simple tips to maintain and care for your veneers.
Practice proper oral care and hygiene: regular brushing and flossing at least twice a day. This will help maintain your veneers and prevent gum disease.
Use a soft toothbrush: avoid using a hard-bristled toothbrush, as it can damage the polish on the veneer and avoid any harsh toothpastes. Your dentist will generally advise on a good toothpaste and toothbrush to use on your new veneers.
See your dentist every 6 months. Regularly scheduled dental appointments will ensure your gums and teeth remain healthy and prolong the lifespan of your veneers.
Avoid chewing hard foods. Although highly durable, porcelain veneers aren’t quite as strong as natural teeth. Avoid chewing on ice, hard candies and any other hard objects.
Avoid teeth-staining food and drink. Although porcelain veneers are resistant to stains, the adhesive the veneers attached to are not. Avoid coffee, tea and red wine, which can cause the edges of your veneers to become yellowed or darkened. Using a straw can help decrease the chances of staining.
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From providing preventative check-ups to emergency care, our dentists and team offer outstanding care. If you’d like to find out more about sedation and sleep dentistry please contact our practice today!