Smiling couple outside wearing sunglassesMany of our patients have problems with the way their smiles appear. They may feel that their teeth look discolored or crooked. Some may have small gaps between their teeth. Others fear that their teeth appear too short.

These patients could look for an orthodontic solution, but most adults do not want to engage in a treatment that takes so long. Dental crowns present another option, but they require the removal of a good bit of enamel from the natural teeth.

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Our doctors recommend porcelain veneers for patients with such problems. These thin porcelain shells fit over the front of the teeth, creating a dazzling, gorgeous smile. If you would like to learn more about veneers, and how they can help your smile, call our Docklands dental office today at (03) 9021-9487 and schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers consist of a very thin layer of porcelain that the doctor custom designs to fit over your visible teeth. Depending on your needs, our doctors may place one veneer or several at a time.

The doctors will design your veneers to match the color and shape of your natural teeth so they blend in seamlessly with your smile. Then they will send the design to a reputable offsite dental lab where technicians will use it to hand-craft your new veneers.

The doctors will bond your veneers to the front surface of your teeth. Once they have placed them, you will have a hard time telling where your natural teeth end and the veneers begin.

The porcelain the doctors use to create your veneers has a translucence that mimics the reflective properties of the enamel on your natural teeth, creating a very lifelike, natural appearance. It will resist most stains, including those caused by wine, colas, and tobacco. Porcelain provides strength and security to your smile and, with proper care, your veneers will last 20 years or longer.

Like many doctors who once turned to dental crowns to restore discolored teeth that failed to respond to traditional whitening treatments or for patients with sensitive teeth, our doctors have found that porcelain veneers offer a fantastic alternative when it comes to restoring smiles.

Candidates for Veneers

Those who suffer from misshapen or misaligned teeth find that porcelain veneers provide symmetry to their smiles. People with chipped teeth find veneers an excellent option for repairing their smiles while leaving most of the remaining tooth intact.

Patients with dental stains or discolorations that fail to respond to whitening treatments make excellent candidates for veneers, and find that they help restore brightness to their smile. Most patients with these issues make good candidates for porcelain veneers, and consulting with our doctors will help you determine if veneers present the right choice for your smile.

Benefits of Veneers

Veneers present an ideal solution for hiding stains and discoloration, however the doctors can also design them to fill in gaps between teeth, and correct mild misalignment. Our doctors can place veneers with minimal removal of the tooth’s structure and still provide you with teeth in the shape and color you desire.

Compared to some other restorations, the doctors can place your veneers fairly quickly. You may experience a waiting period of about two weeks while the lab creates your veneers, but once they arrive in our office, the doctor will have them bonded quickly and with very little discomfort to you.

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To learn more about porcelain veneers, or to book an appointment with one of our experienced doctors, call our Docklands dental office today at (03) 9021-9487.