Natural Looking Dental Veneers For a Brighter Smile
Perhaps you’re looking for alternatives on how to hide discolourations on your teeth or the best course of action to have straighter teeth.
Having straight, white teeth unquestionably look more beautiful, but traditional braces can be inconvenient, and professional teeth whitening may not be for everyone. This is because whitening treatments tend to be limited in their effectiveness.
The good news is that dental veneers are a wonderful alternative to other cosmetic dentistry procedures like braces or teeth whitening. Our team at Comfort Care Dental will attach thin, tooth-coloured shells to the front surfaces of your teeth to conceal inherent or dark stains and realign them. Veneers are usually a less invasive procedure, and with proper care, they can last for a long time.
Common Reasons Why You Might Need Veneers
Veneers can help improve the appearance of your smile by covering dark stains on your teeth that can’t be whitened using other treatments. Since they provide a lot of benefits, veneers are frequently used in smile makeovers.
Veneers Can Hide Permanent Tooth Stains
Professional and over-the-counter teeth whitening products may go hand in hand and can significantly lighten the shade of your teeth. However, there may be some discolourations that do not respond well to these treatments. In this case, veneers can be an alternative. Its thin material covers the front surface of the teeth offer you a whiter smile and permanently cover intrinsically dark stains.
It Has the Potential to Address Aesthetic Issues
Dental veneers are suitable for addressing minor cosmetic issues, such as small gaps between your teeth, chips, shorter length of the teeth, and minor cracks that can be seen when you smile or talk. Veneers are applied to the front tooth surface and may significantly change the way they look before. During a consultation, your dentist may determine if it's likely to help with the dental problem you have.
Minor Enamel Removal
The process of receiving veneers is less invasive and only requires a thin layer of the tooth surface to be removed. It is required so that the veneers won't feel bulky and awkward once attached. Since porcelain veneers are made of ultra-thin materials, they only require minimal tooth preparation.
It Prevents Tooth Discolouration
There are types of dental veneers that are more resistant to stains from the foods and drinks you consume. Since they are attached to each of your teeth, you may enjoy the advantage of having brighter teeth for a long time. Hence, many people consider veneers as a permanent teeth whitening treatment.
Why Choose Comfort Care Dental
Comfort Care Dental is equipped with modern technology. With our advanced tools and skilled team, we can develop accurate treatment plans for your dental veneers, ensuring that they will fit comfortably and properly to your teeth.
Experienced Dental Team
Comfort Care Dental has been serving the community of Balcatta and nearby areas for decades. This experience has helped our dental professionals take care of patients by knowing their needs and performing procedures efficiently.
When you come to our office, it's important for us to not only provide dental care but also make sure your visit is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We believe in building relationships with patients, so you'll feel welcomed every time.
Flexible Payment Plan
We are committed to helping you receive dental veneers and oral care that is best for your needs. We offer payment options that are convenient for you, so you can choose just what fits into your budget.
Payment plans and Health funds
Comfort Care Dental is a trusted dental practice in Balcatta. We offer flexible payment options and accept all major health funds.
We understand that dental services can be costly. Hence, we provide financing alternatives to make oral care more accessible for everyone. We partnered with the most popular buy-now-pay-later options like Humm and Afterpay to make quality dental care more affordable to all individuals.
We are also a preferred provider for Medibank, HBF, HCF, CBHS, and NIB.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
The Results Last for Years
Your veneers can act like your teeth, so you should take care of them as if they were your natural teeth. You can make your dental treatment last longer by practising good oral hygiene and being conscious of foods that may damage it.
It May Have a Good Impact on Your Confidence
Having an almost perfect set of teeth may make you feel good about yourself and even be proud to show off your smile.
Improves Your Appearance
Dental veneers come in different shapes, lengths, and colours to fit your preference and desired results. White and even teeth may significantly change the look of your smile and even improve your overall appearance.
One study shows that the shade and alignment of the teeth influence the attractiveness of a person, especially among women. If you’re looking for cosmetic procedures that may change your look, you may want to consider veneers.
Veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly. First, a dentist will take an impression of your teeth that the dental lab uses for creating veneers. Common materials used are porcelain and ceramic, which almost resemble the natural tooth. So, once the dentist has attached them, they will look and feel natural.
During your consultation, your dentist will discuss the different types of dental veneers. The common ones are porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains and yield a more natural appearance than composite materials. In contrast, composite veneers are less costly and can be done in the dentist office.
The dentist will prepare your affected teeth by removing a thin part of the surface area or the tooth enamel. This process allows enough space for the thickness of the veneer shells to be placed over each tooth. Then, they will take impressions of your teeth and send them to the dental laboratory. From there, the team will design your veneers using your preferred material, which typically takes a few days to two weeks.
Same-day veneers can be created using CEREC technology. Its process uses digital imaging and a milling machine that may take less than an hour to complete.
Finally, once your veneers are finished, your dentist will schedule you for the installation.
- General Discomfort
During the installation of your veneers, your mouth may feel a sense of discomfort. Although it’s a normal side effect, once you experience tingling or pain after a few days, it’s best to visit your dentist immediately to determine the best action to alleviate it.
- Teeth Sensitivity
Removing some enamel during the placement of your veneers is necessary to fit them over each tooth seamlessly. However, this may make your teeth prone to sensitivity. You may notice it once you consume hot or cold beverages and food. The discomfort is usually temporary, and your dentist can recommend medication to remedy it.
- Gum Inflammation
It may take a while for your gums to adjust to the foreign materials or prosthetics, which might cause some redness or inflammation. If left untreated, the problem may result in gum disease.
- Tooth Pulp Injury
Tooth trauma can be a high risk for people who wear veneers due to the removal of some tooth enamel. It’s not very common, but it can happen if the process isn’t done right and damages the pulp of the tooth.
- Uneven Colour
Dental veneers come in many different colours and shapes to improve the appearance of your teeth. However, some factors may affect the final colour appearance. The colour of the bonding substance, the colour of the underlying natural tooth, and the shade of the veneers all contribute to the final result. These things could affect how the veneers look when they’re on your teeth.
- Concerns Regarding Veneer Misplacement
Dental veneers are considered durable and may last for ten to fifteen years, depending on the type of material and if the wearer practises good oral hygiene. Unfortunately, they may be prone to chipping and cracking because of misplacement—common signs are rough edges, overhangs, and misaligned margins of the veneers.
In general, veneers are recommended for people who have optimal dental health such as healthy gums and can commit to the process of getting them and maintaining them. They are an excellent alternative if you want straighter teeth but don’t want to undergo orthodontic treatment. If you have tooth discolouration that affects your inner tooth (which usually appears greyish) and teeth whitening procedures can’t whiten them, then veneers may be the perfect option.
Unfortunately, it may not work best for everyone. Only dental professionals may determine whether you can benefit from dental veneers by doing comprehensive examinations of your teeth. Here are some factors that you may need to consider if the treatment is suitable for you.
- Severely crowded or crooked teeth:
Veneers may improve the minor alignment issues of your teeth. Unfortunately, they are not suitable for those with severe crooked teeth and may require different procedures to address the cosmetic issues and to improve function.
- People with gum disease:
Placing veneers may irritate or worsen your condition if you have severe gum disease. The edge of the artificial tooth may cause bleeding and severe inflammation of the gums. In some cases, people who later develop gum issues may expose the margins of the veneers because of receding gums.
- Extensive tooth decay:
Although placing the veneers will cover the natural tooth, it is still essential to have a healthy tooth structure to avoid complications. Since the thin shells only cover the surface, a tooth with cavities underneath may worsen without treatment.
- People who experience tooth grinding:
Veneers are made from solid materials, however, if you clench your jaw or grind your teeth frequently, it may potentially damage them in the first few months or years.
The process of preparing the tooth for veneers is less invasive. When only a thin amount is removed correctly, most patients experience almost no pain during the procedure. Your dentist will only remove enamel that is the same thickness as your veneers. The purpose is to make space so that they won’t feel bulky in your mouth when they are placed over the tooth.
Certain types of dental veneers may not require tooth preparation, but the process of installing them may differ from other common veneers.
Crowns are another type of dental cosmetic treatment that is usually recommended to improve the cosmetic and function of the teeth. Hence, people with dental problems, including worn-out teeth, severe decay, or cavities, may benefit more from crowns.
This is a quick and non-invasive procedure that may only take thirty to sixty minutes. If you’re considering veneers to address problems like chipped or misshapen front teeth, then composite bonding may be a less costly option for you. The common material that is used resembles the natural colour of the adjacent teeth, which may result in a natural appearance once attached.
Similar to dental crowns and veneers, it may be necessary to remove a small amount of tooth enamel.
Professional Teeth Whitening
If you want to have whiter teeth, in-office teeth whitening may be suitable for you. This treatment is recommended for people with tough stains that do not respond well to other whitening products or brushing alone. However, it will not change the colour of an artificial tooth.
The cost of getting dental veneers in Australia varies across the suburbs and cities. Different factors may influence the actual price of the treatment, such as the type of veneers and the number of affected teeth that will receive the veneers. The estimated cost may range between $1,500 and $2,500 per tooth.
During your appointment, we can discuss the estimated cost of your veneer treatment and the payment plans available in our dental office.
- Practice Oral Hygiene
One of the best ways to keep your veneers looking flawless for many years is by practising proper oral care routine. This does not only prolong them but also keeps you healthy. You will need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss regularly to eliminate food particles.
- Use Mouthwash Daily
We recommend rinsing your mouth with a fluoride mouthwash after brushing and flossing to help strengthen your remaining tooth enamel. Our dentists can help you choose the right brand that’s suitable for you.
- Limit your sweet intake
Foods and beverages that are high in sugar may cause plaque to build up and lead to acid erosion on your teeth. This initiates the formation of cavities and tooth decay, which, if untreated, can get worse.
Even if you aren’t wearing veneers, it’s critical to be mindful of what you eat and drink since some items might be detrimental to your teeth.
- Avoid chewing on ice
Porcelain veneers are great for improving your smile, but they’re not indestructible. When you chew ice or popcorn kernels, it’s more likely that it may cause chipping, which can ruin your veneers. We also don’t recommend using your teeth to open chips or parcels, as this could cause them to break.
- Opt for the right toothbrush and toothpaste
When you have veneers, it is crucial that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush when brushing them gently. Hard bristles may tend to damage your veneers’ smooth polish, resulting in a rough texture. Change your toothpaste to one that is less abrasive; harsh substances may harm the material (which often can’t be seen by the naked eye). You can ask the dentist which type of toothpaste is suitable for the veneers you’re wearing.