Do you have a small number of teeth you are unsatisfied with? Perhaps you want to change your whole smile? If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your teeth, then porcelain veneers are a brilliant way to create a smile you’ll love. It’s a flexible treatment which allows you to choose the size, shape, and colour of the teeth you wish to change – helping shape the smile you always wanted.
We’ll help you make an informed decision when choosing your veneers. It’s important to consider the shape of your face, complexion and smile lines so your result is the one best suited to you.
We love to get as much input as possible from our clients so that nothing is missed when designing their smile. So don’t be shy, let us know what you would like. Maybe you have a certain celebrity smile that you love? We can always take ideas from multiple sources to shape your final result.
If you have teeth that are visibly misaligned or discoloured or both, it could be that porcelain veneers are the way to restore the beauty of your smile. It’s one of the most popular treatments here at Perth’s leading cosmetic dentist, Advanced Dental Artistry.
Porcelain veneers are a tried and true way to restore smiles that are misaligned, discoloured or both. In fact, it is one of the most popular treatment here at Perth’s leading cosmetic dental practice, Advanced Dental Artistry.
When you think of porcelain, you may think of fragile things like porcelain dolls. This is not the case with veneers. The technology used produces porcelain of great strength that is more than capable of serving as a supplementary dental material. Porcelain veneers are essentially shells of thin (yet strong) porcelain that bond to your teeth and covers imperfections. Strong and resistant to staining they are just about the simplest and least costly corrective procedure.
What's involved with porcelain veneers?
Like all the procedures we offer at Advanced Dental Artistry, we plan porcelain veneers treatments with great care. First, we need to make sure the procedure will give you the results you expect. We want to know a little bit about you, how you feel about your smile, and how you wish it would appear. Then we must ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. If that’s all well and good, then we can take impressions, make some study models and create mock-up veneers to show you what’s achievable. The treatment itself involves two visits. The first involves preparing the bonding faces of the teeth and taking impressions. These are then sent to our lab, where the permanent veneers are created. The acrylic mock-ups are fitted as a temporary measure. The second visit is to bond the permanent veneers to your teeth, using a sequence of materials and processes that result in a bond at least as strong as the tooth itself.
It’s common to have the teeth adjacent to the veneers whitened after the veneers have been bonded, to achieve overall whitening.
What is possible with porcelain crowns and veneers?
Provided the foundations of your teeth are strong, and the gum and bone surrounding the teeth are healthy, porcelain veneers and crowns can be used to:
Rebuild broken down teeth
Replace decayed areas of teeth
Replace old cosmetic treatment
Replace missing teeth (bridges)
Improve the size of the teeth
Change the shape/design of the teeth
Widen your smile
Change the colour of the teeth
Reduce excess gum when smiling
Align crooked teeth
Improve or rebuild the bite
Do you use metal crowns or veneers?
Old style, metal lined porcelain crowns, and veneers can cause the gums to recede due to metal sensitivity – revealing dark lines. They also tend to look very dense in colour to mask the metal or the metal shines through and leaves a grey shadow. Dentistry has come a long way since metal crowns were introduced, these days our crowns and veneers are handcrafted with pure porcelain by our talented in-house technicians. There is no metal to mask, and the pure porcelain allows light to shine through the tooth, giving an element of ‘life’ and naturalness to the tooth. We can make the teeth as perfect or as characterised as you prefer. We can create an entirely new smile or blend in with the neighbouring teeth.
When we think of porcelain, we think of a fragile and breakable material—this is not the case with porcelain veneers and crowns. We use pressed layers of porcelain, which are then bonded to the tooth to create a strong layer that mimics the natural tooth enamel. When preparing a tooth for porcelain treatment, we will always be as conservative as possible because we want to preserve as much natural tooth as we can. Porcelain veneers are usually around 0.3mm thick, yet when they are bonded to the tooth—they are very strong.
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