What is a Veneer?
A veneer is a very thin shell of material that is made to fit over the front surface of a tooth. It is used to hide minor imperfections in a tooth and can be an extremely versatile treatment for creating a more perfect smile. You may wish to consider veneers if you have teeth that are chipped or worn, if you have any unsightly deep-seated stains that will not respond to tooth whitening, or if you have any gaps in between your teeth that you’d prefer to try to close up. Veneers can also be an alternative to wearing braces, particularly if you only have one or two teeth out of alignment. Here at Tooth Savers we can supply three different types of veneers.
Lumineers are also made from porcelain and are incredibly thin at around 0.2 mm. This does mean we are less likely to remove any tooth structure when preparing for these veneers and there will be no need to wear temporary veneers while your Lumineers are being made. Lumineers are very hard-wearing and can create fantastic results as the material used to fabricate them is extremely translucent so they can closely replicate the appearance of your natural tooth enamel.
Composite resin veneers are made from the same material as our composite resin fillings and this type of veneer can be applied directly to the front surface of your tooth so treatment can be completed in one simple visit. Our dentists can use a shade and translucency to closely match your natural teeth and the result should be a very natural, hard wearing and cost-effective solution. You should find your composite resin veneer will last for several years before it needs replacing.
Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that are custom made in our dental laboratory to fit over the surfaces of your teeth. We will need to remove a tiny amount of tooth structure in preparation for your veneers to ensure they don’t feel too bulky. A veneer is typically 0.5 mm in thickness but once cemented onto the front surface of your tooth it will be reasonably strong and hard wearing. With proper care your veneer should last for 10 years or more before it requires replacement. It’s important to note that because we will almost certainly need to remove some of your tooth structure, this treatment is irreversible.
For more information about veneers, please speak to our friendly dental team on (02) 4647 5555. We are located at Shop 36, 11-13 Main St, Mount Annan NSW 2567.
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