Porcelain veneers, also called cosmetic veneers, are a brilliant way to solve a common problem. Like most people, you probably smile when you’re happy, but you’re not happy with your smile.
Maybe you just want front teeth veneers. Perhaps you have a small number of teeth you are unsatisfied with. Perhaps you want to change your whole dental appearance.
When you get porcelain veneers, you can work with our team to choose the exact size, shape and colour of the teeth you wish to change. Yes, you can actually customise the smile you always wanted!
The result will be a beautiful, long lasting and natural-looking smile that’s resistant to chipping and staining.
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.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
Many people worry about cosmetic veneer price and complexity, but it’s just about the simplest and least costly corrective procedure.
When you come in, before we discuss the price of veneers we will sit down and really talk with you to ensure nothing is missed when designing your new smile. Don’t be shy, let us know what you would like. Maybe there’s a certain celebrity smile you love? We can always take ideas from multiple sources to shape your final result.
If your teeth are visibly misaligned, discoloured or both, porcelain veneers are a way to restore the natural beauty of your smile.
Right from the start, we’ll help you make informed decisions about your veneers. You must consider the shape of your face, your complexion and your smile lines to achieve the result that best suits you.
Strong and natural looking veneers for teeth
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular treatments here at Perth’s leading cosmetic dentist, Advanced Dental Artistry.
When you think of porcelain, you may think of fragile things like porcelain dolls. Veneers are different. Dental porcelain is incredibly strong – even tougher than a natural healthy tooth.
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.
How does the porcelain veneers treatment work?
Like all the procedures we offer at Advanced Dental Artistry, we will plan your porcelain veneer 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.
Second, we ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. If your dental health is good, we can then 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 your teeth and taking impressions. These impressions are sent to our lab, where your veneers are created. Acrylic mock-ups are fitted as a temporary measure.
On your second visit, we will bond your new veneers to your teeth using a sequence of materials and processes that result in a bond at least as strong as the tooth itself.
Last, because your veneers are just like brand new teeth, it is common to have the teeth adjacent to the veneers whitened to match. The result, an immediately dazzling smile.
What is possible with porcelain crowns and veneers?
If your teeth, gums and underlying bone are healthy, there is no reason porcelain veneers and crowns can’t:
No. The old style, metal-lined porcelain crowns and veneers can cause the gums to recede due to metal sensitivity. The result: dark lines on your pearly whites. The old style of veneers also tend to look very dense in colour to mask the metal. Dentistry has come a long way since then.
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 a healthy, natural look.
We can make the teeth as perfect or as characterful as you prefer. We can create an entirely new smile or blend with your neighbouring teeth.
Veneers versus “Lumineers” – how do you decide?
All our clients want a more beautiful smile. Many are interested in veneers and weigh them up against the similar trademarked product of Lumineers. So, why in the end do the majority of people like you choose veneers?
The decision all comes down to a simple question: what do you want your smile to be –tailored fitted or tailor made? Lumineers are an innovative dental product that are mass-produced by DenMat in the USA. They can be fitted in just a few visits and are promoted as entirely reversible, right? Not quite. While it is true that no drills are involved in preparing your teeth for Lumineers, they still need to be etched to roughen their surface. This etching is permanent.
The same swift time it takes to fit Lumineers also serves to limit how much design input your dentist can give and also means you cannot trial your Lumineers. The customisation can only be done once in production and the fitting can only be done once.
Porcelain versus Composite Veneers
Veneers are possibly the most common, affordable cosmetic dentistry solution used to improve the appearance of a smile. They can cover gaps, fix discoloration, make individual teeth appear straight, replace damaged parts of a tooth, widen your smile and even improve your bite. If you are thinking about dental veneers, you will be probably weighing up what type of veneers will be right for you.
A composite veneer procedure is a special dental bonding technique that is offered by many dentists. In the procedure, a special tooth-coloured resin is applied to and shaped directly on your teeth. This procedure can generally be done in as little as one appointment.
Porcelain veneers are widely considered the best dental veneers. They retain a realistic translucence that mimics the appearance of natural teeth and can last up to 20 years! Strong, highly resistant to damage and stains, porcelain maintains its appearance for many years without follow-up treatments. Unlike fitting composite veneers, the process to fit porcelain veneers generally takes place over several visits which includes trial smiles and more thorough diagnostics.
In our professional opinion, “minimum-preparation porcelain veneers” are the more comprehensive answer, yet still preserve as much tooth enamel as possible. Furthermore, each individual veneer is tailor made – handcrafted by the best dental ceramists in Western Australia.
As our focus is always on giving you your most beaming smile, we believe you deserve the best our highly skilled in-house technicians can give. That means veneers. A beautiful result takes time, planning, trial and in-person consultations.
The video below discusses Dr Adrian’s patient Elly. It is over 10 years since she had her porcelain veneer treatment and her cosmetics still look as good today as they did back then! A new smile forever more is certainly not something to rush today.
What can go wrong with cosmetic dentistry?
Any decision to undergo cosmetic dental treatment shouldn’t be taken lightly. Like with any medical procedure there are always risks, and for some people getting a smile makeover can turn into an unpleasant experience meaning they don’t get the results they want.
When looking at the medical field it is important to understand that different practitioners have different specialities. There is so much extra study and research required to gain expertise in a field. All the staff at ADAP by far exceed their required additional training. Not to mention the dentists at both practices have over 40 years’ combined experience and our onsite ceramists have almost 60 years between them! As such, our in-house processes have been refined over time to what we believe give our patients the best all round cosmetic outcome. No matter what your concerns, the team will have treated patients just like you before and they will be able to show you exactly the sort of results you can expect.
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