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Porcelain veneers are very fine tooth-coloured porcelain covers which are seamlessly bonded to the front of prepared teeth. They are a more conservative treatment than a crown and can be used if the tooth is strong and healthy.
They can be suitable for people who have very misaligned teeth, and for those who did not wish to have braces or Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
If teeth are discoloured, worn, or chipped away, porcelain veneers may be a treatment option where the tooth can be rebuilt exactly as it ought to for best aesthetics and durability, and allows the dentist to rebuild your smile with a greater capacity to change the shade and shape of the teeth.
1. Feels just like the tooth
2. Strong, durable and stable
3. The shape of the teeth and colour can be changed
4. Finishes like glass, so it is stain free
5. 5 year laboratory warranty
6. Takes 2 weeks to have made, and temporaries are made
7. They can be made to be extremely thin, down to 0.2 mm
8. Precision fit and made by master ceramist in Australia
1. Veneers mostly require some preparation of the tooth surface, which means these are irreversible
3. Time - temporaries are placed for 2 weeks while our ceramist makes the veneer
4. Very rarely they can chip
5. Eventually a veneer will likely need to be replaced, they are very strong and long lasting, but may not last a life time
6. Excellent home care is needed, as well as routine checkups and professional cleans each 6 months to monitor veneers
7. Rarely veneers can debond or pop off - wear and tear on a veneer can be minimised by wearing a protective night guard or splint
There are two type of tooth coloured restorations that are placed by dentists. One of these is COMPOSITE RESIN which is matched by the dentist to the remaining tooth structure. It is an advanced kind of plastic with glass filler particles, usually lasts about 5 to 7 years in a back tooth, but can chip, debond and stain with wear and tear. Resin is placed by the dentist straight on to the tooth, and set with a light and can be a good filling material when there is enough tooth structure to support it but if there is more tooth missing than present, it isn’t usually strong enough to hold up in the long term.
Porcelain is a natural looking option to restore teeth, that is not porous, and is much stronger than composite resin fillings. It is the most durable way to repair a damaged tooth with high aesthetic and functional demands. It is computer generated to match the defect in the tooth, without removing too much more tooth structure and is seamlessly bonded by your dentist. It is extremely durable, has excellent aesthetics and is very stable. It is made outside of the mouth with computer technology and hand finished and glazed by a master ceramist.. It takes two appointments to complete, where the first appointment is the preparation appointment, a temporary restoration is placed, and two weeks later the porcelain restoration is bonded into the cavity. They are bonded seamlessly to the remaining tooth by your dentist and look as good as the day they were placed many years later.