Porcelain veneers are a fast and effective way to enhance your smile
At Extreme Dentistry in Darwin, we offer high-quality veneers to help improve our patient’s smiles. Veneers are an incredibly popular choice of cosmetic dentistry because of their flawlessly natural looking results. Also because of their incredible convenience as a simplistic and virtually hassle-free treatment! We use porcelain veneers that are strong, durable and long lasting – with good care your veneers should last up to 10 years.
What are porcelain veneers?
They are essentially thin shells that are custom made to the specific dimensions of your teeth. We use highly durable composite resin. You can choose to have veneers bonded on one tooth or multiple teeth depending on your individual needs and preferences. While they cannot treat all dental issues, they are a great option for concealing:
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
Please note that resin veneers do not respond to teeth whitening treatments. Therefore, if you are wanting to have whiter teeth, we suggest that you undergo teeth whitening treatment prior to receiving veneers so that the shade of veneers can match the rest of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers procedure
Dr Anand offers two types of veneers to his Darwin patients; paint on veneers and one visit veneers.
Paint On Veneers
Dr Anand offers a unique treatment called ‘paint on veneers’, a procedure that can create a whitened result in just the one visit. It has proven to be a cost-efficient and time-effective solution for your dental needs!
Porcelain veneers require a small amount of preparation to your natural tooth enamel, as they need to be permanently attached to the front of the teeth. This typically requires a small amount of the tooth’s surface to be removed in preparation. The veneers are then attached to the anterior surface of your natural teeth using a dental curing light.
One Visit Veneers
Extreme Dentistry also offers a unique treatment that allows you to improve the aesthetics of your smile in just one visit. We use the highly innovative CEREC machine, which designs and produces ceramic restorations in a single appointment. This is highly beneficial for patients for many reasons, including:
- Digital imaging removes the need for unpleasant impression materials
- There is no need for temporary prosthesis
- Only one appointment is required
- Little to no difference can be detected between veneers and your natural teeth
This innovative technology makes Dr Anand one of the most efficient and reliable dentists in Darwin. He understands that keeping up-to-date with the latest technology creates efficiencies for his clinic and improves the comfort of his patients. To learn more about this procedure please click here.
Benefits of veneers
- They provide a natural appearance
- Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant
- The colour of the veneers can be chosen to your preferences
- They don’t require dental surgery
- With the right dental care, they don’t negatively impact your oral health
If you are ready to take control of your smile for a heightened facial aesthetic, at Extreme Dentistry in Darwin we are dedicated to helping you achieve your smile desires. For more information on veneers or to arrange a consultation, fill out our online form or call 08 8948 1225 today!
Composite veneers last 7-10 years but they will need stringent oral hygiene and regular dental visits to maintain, they don’t work out well for heavy smokers/coffee drinkers as they pick up stains much easier. Ceramic on the other hand have been seen to go for 10-15 years in some cases. For those who have habit of grinding teeth, veneers may wear down quicker than usual.
Ceramic remains colour stable over the life and is somewhat stronger than composite resin. However, they still prone to failure in certain individuals.
Correction of minor misaligned teeth, improve aesthetics, colour, shape and size. Fix up the smile.
In some cases none, as in contact sense veneers, and in some cases up to 1mm if the tooth really has to be set back in line with the other teeth.
A crown is used to help restore and strengthen the original tooth’s structure by completely covering the whole surface of the tooth, and can also be used for aesthetic reasons. Veneers are usually used to improve a patient’s smile and will only cover part of the original tooth. A crown is full coverage restoration while a veneer is just a face.