Dental Veneers Mackay
Embarrassed by your chipped, broken or multi-length teeth?
Smiles 4 Everyone Mackay offer Dental veneers: these can either be made from porcelain or a composite material. Dental veneers can alter the shape, colour, size and length of your tooth. Typically, dental veneers are only placed on the teeth in the ‘smile zone,’ these are the teeth visible when you smile. It is quite common for patients to have their teeth whitened and then veneers placed on teeth that require a little extra attention.
Veneers are commonly used to treat:
- Discoloured teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps in your smile
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front of your teeth. Stronger and more stain resistant than composite veneers, porcelain veneers take two appointments to place and last longer.
The first appointment is when your teeth are prepared for the veneers. This involves first a mould of your teeth taken and then approximately 1-4mms of enamel is roughened. The mould is sent to a dental laboratory where your porcelain veneers are fabricated. Temporary veneers are then placed on the teeth.
The second appointment is when the temporary veneers are removed and the more permanent veneers are bonded into place. It is important that you look after your veneers: even though they are stain resistant they are not stain proof. Additionally, teeth whitening will have no effect of restorations such as dental veneers and crowns.
Composite veneers, also known as direct composite resin veneers, are cheaper and require only one appointment to place. This treatment involves your Smiles 4 Everyone dentist applying the appropriately shaded composite to your teeth: it is then shaped and hardened using a high intensity light. This process is repeated until the desired shape and length are achieved.
What’s right for your smile
When you visit Smiles 4 Everyone in Sarina, we will assess your oral health and determine which treatment is right for you. And when it comes to cosmetic treatments such as veneers and whitening your desired result will also affect the choice of treatment.
If you would like to know more about dental veneers, or to book an appointment at our Sarina practice near Mackay, please contact us today.