The Most Natural Looking Dental Veneers in Newcastle
For the most natural looking dental veneers, The Good Dentist, Newcastle, will give you a smile you can enjoy, using a thin layer of either porcelain or composite resin veneer that bonds to the enamel of your teeth.
Dental veneers overlay existing teeth with a thin shell that changes the colour, contour and shape of your teeth. Veneers are essentially a contact lens for the tooth or are sometimes likened to a false fingernail. They only cover the front surface of the tooth. In some cases, a dental crown may be needed instead to give more strength and structure.
Dental Veneer teeth are ideal if you need to repair a broken or chipped tooth, or if you want to correct irregular, crooked or discoloured teeth. They are also an excellent option if a tooth is too large or too small in relation to the other teeth in your mouth.
Dental Veneer Procedure
The dental veneer procedure usually consists of three appointments.
Initial Consultation Appointment 1:
The first step when considering dental veneers is to have an initial consultation appointment at The Good Dentist.
- It is important to have a stable foundation to work with before fitting veneers so x-rays will be taken to assess the health of the teeth and jaw
- We will assess the health of the mouth’s gum tissue and your overall dental health
- The dentist will discuss your options and the best course of action moving forward
Dental Appointment 2:
This appointment typically takes 1 hour and involves aligning the smile by preparing the tooth or teeth.
- Dental veneer sizing is crucial, so you can expect the possibility of shaving down some of the existing tooth enamel in order to ensure the correct fit
- A mould will be taken of the teeth and then sent to a lab to help with the creation of the veneers.
Dental Appointment 3:
This appointment is scheduled after your veneers have been crafted and are ready to be placed.
- Initially, the dental veneer is temporarily placed in position in order to evaluate the fit, colour, shape and overall feel
- A thorough clean of your teeth occurs to ensure no bacteria is trapped under the veneer which may lead to decay
- Once the teeth are clean and the surface of the tooth has been prepared, we use a binding material to cement the veneer to the tooth. The entire fitting procedure lasts approximately 30minutes
- After the new veneers have been fitted and you are feeling comfortable, you are then ready to head home with a brand-new smile
The first step when considering dental veneers is making an initial consultation appointment at The Good Dentist. Your dentist will discuss your options and the best course of action moving forward. X-rays will often be taken to assess the health of the teeth and jaw. We will assess the health of the mouth’s gum tissue and your overall dental health. It is important to have a healthy foundation to work with before fitting veneers.
The next step, during the follow up appointment typically involves shaving down some of the enamel of the teeth that will be fitted with veneers. This ensures correct sizing and is important in getting the right fit. A mould will be taken of the teeth and then sent to a lab to help with the creation of the veneers.
The following appointment will be scheduled when your veneers have been crafted and ready to be placed. We’ll evaluate the fit, colour, shape and overall feel. This is followed by a thorough clean of your teeth to ensure no bacteria is trapped under the veneer and leads to nasty decay.
Once the teeth are clean and the surface of the tooth has been prepared, we use a binding material to cement the veneer to the tooth. The entire fitting procedure lasts approximately 2 hours.
After the new veneers have been fitted and you are feeling comfortable, you are then ready to head home with a brand-new smile.
Dental Veneer FAQS
Q: What Are Dental Veneers?
A: Dental veneers are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain or composite resin layers fixed onto the front of your teeth that can correct teeth with gaps, stained, discoloured, broken or chipped, crowded-in or crooked, oddly-shaped or badly aligned.
Q: Composite Resin or Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers look natural, last longer and are stain-resistant. However, if they crack or chip, the whole veneer must be replaced.
Composite resin veneers can be added to your existing teeth in one visit. Any chips or cracks to composite resin veneers can be easily repaired. They are also cheaper than porcelain veneers.
Q: How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Composite veneers are generally cheaper than porcelain veneers. However, costs will vary from patient to patient depending on the type of veneer chosen and the number of veneers required. Estimated costs and options will be provided after a full assessment conducted during your initial consultation.
Q: Are Veneers Permanent?
Porcelain veneers are very durable and on average will last about 10 years, possibly longer. It’s likely that composite veneers will need to be replaced sooner than porcelain. Maintaining consistent and effective oral hygiene with twice-yearly visits to the dentist for a clean and check-up will assist in your veneers lasting longer.
Q: Do Veneers Damage Your Real Teeth?
The short answer is no. Our dental veneers are custom-designed to fit over your natural teeth and suit your smile… a perfect fit. The veneers are bonded to your natural teeth with a composite resin that is not harmful to your natural teeth.
Should a veneer fail, on the whole, composite veneers are remarkably easy to repair and replace as the composite resin can be added to and subtracted from. Porcelain veneers provide more of a challenge but there are always options to restore you to the smile that you deserve.