At The Good Dentist Newcastle we want you to have a smile you can be proud of. Our porcelain and composite dental veneers are very natural-looking and a great option to repair a broken, chipped, misaligned or discoloured tooth, a tooth that is too small, or one that is crooked or irregular in shape.
Speak to us about how we can transform your smile with natural looking dental veneers. Book in for a consultation today either online or by calling 02 4929 6007.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain or composite resin layers fixed onto the front of your teeth that can correct teeth with gaps, that are stained, discoloured, broken or chipped, crowded-in or crooked, oddly-shaped or badly-aligned.
Veneers are essentially a contact lense 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.
Composite Resin or Porcelain Veneers?
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.
Porcelain veneers look natural, last longer and are stain resistant. However, if they crack or chip, the whole veneer must be replaced.
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 you choose and the number of veneers you require. Estimated costs and options will be provided after a full assessment conducted during your initial consultation.
Are Veneers Permanent?
Porcelain veneers are very durable and on average will last about 10 years, possibly much longer. It’s likely that composite veneers will need to be replaced much 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.
Do Veneers Ruin 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.
Interested in finding out more? Talk to our team about the best option for your individual smile. Phone 02 4929 6007 today.