Brand new smile with porcelain veneers from Sunbury dentist

Porcelain veneers can completely transform the appearance of broken, worn or discoloured teeth in as little as one afternoon. Veneers are enamel-like caps cemented over the top of existing teeth to restore the functionality and enhance the aesthetic appearance of damaged teeth.

Teeth can become damaged and broken for a number of reasons. Sporting injury is a common cause of chipped or cracked teeth that can ruin the appearance of an otherwise healthy smile. Broken teeth can also cause problems for the bite and inhibit eating and drinking. Some chips and fractures can be repaired using tooth-coloured dental bonding. However, this may not be sufficient for larger damage as dental bonding becomes fragile in large areas. In this case, to preserve the function of the tooth it may be necessary to cap it with a veneer. This will also protect the tooth from further damage. Porcelain veneers are incredibly thin with some being little thicker than a contact lens. This means that little preparation or enamel removal is needed before application.

For teeth that are badly discoloured either due to flourisis or staining, patients have a choice between teeth whitening procedures or porcelain veneers. Teeth whitening can be effective but usually for milder discolouration problems, and it can be more effective for some patients than for others. Porcelain veneers produce stunning results every time and have a longevity of treatment that cannot be matched by teeth whitening gels. Veneers may be more costly in the short-term but with a lifespan of up to twenty years they could be the most cost-efficient option for whiter teeth.

Porcelain veneers are now manufactured with the aid of the latest computer technology. 3D imaging and digital x-rays allow dentist to design perfect veneers on a computer. A computer-guided mill can then be used to sculpt veneers from a single piece of porcelain in as little as six minutes per tooth. For patients with badly worn or uneven teeth it is now possible to have a new set of perfect porcelain veneers fitted in one afternoon.

If you are considering giving your smile a boost you may be able to get the results you want with the latest porcelain veneers from a Sunbury dentist. Make an appointment to discuss what porcelain veneers can do for your smile.