At a basic level, dental veneers, also commonly referred to as cosmetic veneers, are a set of custom-made “shells” that are bonded to the surface of the teeth to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile.
When applied prepared, created and applied correctly at Balmain Dentist, dental veneers give damaged, broken or malformed teeth a natural, more aligned and more polished appearance.
Tell me more about Cosmetic Veneers
Cosmetic veneers require careful consideration and planning from your preferred dentist, so it is important to find a dental clinic like Balmain Dentist that you can trust.
There are two main types of dental veneers in Sydney – porcelain and composite.
If you are looking for veneers that mimic the appearance of real teeth, look more natural and are more durable over time, porcelain veneers are the best option for you.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of porcelain, which are moulded to the shape of your teeth before your dentist can adhered them to the outer-surface of each tooth.
On the other hand, composite veneers are the more affordable option, with the entire procedure taking just one, same-day visit.
With composite veneers, your dentist will ‘sculpt’ resin to your teeth to create the veneer before hardening it with high-intensity light.
Composite veneers are less durable, lasting approximately half the length of time a porcelain veneer may last.
The Process for Dental Veneers in Sydney
Prior to any procedure taking place, it is important to sit down with Dr Flora Galoustian at Balmain Dentist to discuss the different types of dental veneers, what you can expect with dental veneers and any pros & cons associated with having the veneers fitted.
Once you have decided to take the step to get cosmetic veneers, we will start preparing your teeth. As part of the preparation, we take impressions of your teeth, which will be the basis from which our technicians will create your veneers.
Dr Galoustian will fit a set of temporary composite veneers on your teeth; these veneers are only applied in the interim as our technicians craft your new pearly whites.
On your final visit, Dr For a Galoustian will remove the temporary veneers and then bond your new dental veneers to the teeth, resulting in a perfect and natural looking smile. Voila! A set of pearly white that will help to restore your confidence.
The Benefits of Dental Veneers
There are a number of benefits associated with getting dental veneers, from altering your smile in a long-lasting way to experiencing a quick procedure as they are applied.
Both composite and porcelain veneers can be applied in a fairly short timeframe, giving you a new smile in as few as three dentist visits for porcelain veneers and one visit for composite.
Stain Resistant & Low Maintenance
Thanks to the non-porous nature of porcelain dental veneers, they are more stain resistant than you might think. We still recommend regular dentist check-ups, brushing and flossing, but no excessive care is required to maintain your new smile.
If you are considering composite veneers, it is important to understand that they do stain like natural teeth, so they may not be the right option if you have previously experienced severe tooth staining from medications or other means.
Effective Treatment for Altering Smile Appearance
Perhaps the most substantial benefit of getting dental veneers in Sydney is the explosion of self-confidence and happiness that erupts when a patient sees their new smile for the first time.
Each set of veneers is always chosen and designed to suit the individual, allowing a natural smile to shine through once the veneers are adhered.
Sturdy and Long-Lasting
A fear that some patients have is that their veneers will easily chip, crack or fall off. We understand your fear – no one wants to experience their tooth – or veneer – crack mid-meal! You will be happy to know that porcelain veneers will generally last between 10-15 years when proper dental care and regular dentist check-ups are performed.
How Can Balmain Dentist help with Dental Veneers in Sydney
If you are looking to improve your smile by altering the shape, length, size or colour of your teeth, investing in dental veneers in Sydney is a great way to re-build your confidence.
Our very own Dr Flora Galoustian is a professional and a perfectionist when it comes to applying your new dental veneers, so you know you are getting the best dental veneers in Sydney when you visit Balmain Dentist.
Contact Balmain Dentist today to book your initial consultation for a perfect, natural looking smile.