Dental veneers are becoming a popular option, in Perth and across Australia, for those who may have issues or damage with one tooth and want to protect their smile and the structure of their teeth. Dental veneers are made of porcelain and can provide years of performance. Porcelain is the perfect material because it can be easily shaped to mimic a natural tooth. In addition, porcelain is stain resistant, often providing more protection from staining than actual tooth enamel.
Porcelain also provides an appearance that is nearly identical to that of tooth enamel. It has the same translucent effect that enamel does and allows a bright, natural smile.
Reasons for Getting Dental Veneers
Dental veneers don’t work for everyone, but they are perfect for some situations. They are great for closing gaps between teeth. They can also be used to reshape and lengthen teeth. If your teeth are chipped, broken or misshapen, they can also be used to repair those conditions. Finally, dental veneers can be used to cover up discolourations.
How the Procedure Works
To make a dental veneer, we create a thin wafer out of porcelain. It is bonded to the front part of your tooth. A tooth reduction of 0.5 mm is necessary and the process cannot be reversed. Still, it is much less invasive than the next step “up the ladder,” a crown.
The dentist performing the procedure must place it precisely in a position in which it helps enhance not only your appearance, but the structure of your teeth. It will take at least two visits to complete the procedure. On the first visit, the dentist will work with you to “plan your smile.” Dental veneers must be conceived, formed and placed perfectly in a way that takes advantage of your face’s natural shape. The dentist will have to remove a small amount of your tooth’s enamel to make the surface of the tooth more appropriate for bonding.
To learn more, call 1300 Great Smile today:(08) 9404 9500