Veneers are an ideal solution to reshape your smile in as few as two appointments. They can help to close gaps, straighten crooked teeth, repair chips and cover permanent stains.
Your consultation appointment with us is the most important aspect of your treatment. This is when we will discuss your desired results and examine the health of your teeth and gums. We also encourage you to ask questions regarding any aspect of your treatment.
Carefully crafted in a dental laboratory from fine pieces of porcelain or ceramic, dental veneers, when bonded to the surface of your front teeth, are very strong and durable. Careful preparation is the key to successfully achieving your desired smile. At your first appointment, the teeth receiving veneers will be lightly buffed removing approximately ½mm of enamel from the surface; this will enable a strong bond to be achieved and prevent your veneered teeth from appearing larger than your other natural teeth. If you have sensitive teeth, a local anaesthetic may be administered to ensure you are completely comfortable.
Once your teeth are prepared, an impression mould is made and used as a template by our dental laboratory to craft your veneers, this will ensure a precise fit with your teeth and perfect alignment with your gum-line. Your veneers will take between 1 – 2 weeks to make. Depending on your personal circumstance, temporary veneers may be placed while your permanent veneers are being made.
At your second appointment, your teeth are cleaned and swabbed with an acidic gel, which is no stronger than vinegar or lemon juice. This will make the teeth slightly rough ensuring a strong bond between your tooth and the veneers is achieved. They are then seated in place, secured with dental cement, and polished to match your natural teeth.
Continuing with a regular oral hygiene routine is just as important for the longevity of your veneers as it is for your natural teeth. Even though your veneers are artificial, they are still bonded to your natural teeth, which are still vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing once a day, in addition to regular appointments with the Boroondara Dental team, will keep your new smile looking beautiful for many years.