Consultation with cosmetic dentist, records and analysis.
Discussion about what your hoping to improve and achieve in your smile with Veneers in Sydney. Analysis of your face and smile symmetry using photos, X-rays and videos. This is used to plan and determine your ideal treatment.
Our cosmetic dentist in Sydney digitally designs a new smile for you to try on! You can wear this smile, like a test drive.
This helps you to know what it looks and feels like before any treatment is started. You can have input to determine any alterations required.
We will photograph and video you from all angles to make sure the teeth, size, shape and colour match with your facial features in harmony. Creating a smile to match your personality.
Veneers are essentially a small covering (or shell) bonded to the front of any cracked, chipped or damaged part of your tooth. There are different types of veneer, porcelain, ceramic and composite resin are used, however, porcelain veneers are the most common. When you visit Spa Dental Sydney CBD we use these to help restore your smile to its previous pristine condition, to give you a natural and neat looking set of teeth that you can show off.
The veneers are held firmly in place with a dental adhesive. Each veneer is shaded to match your tooth colour and shaped to match your other teeth, allowing your repair to blend in and become essentially invisible.
In the event that you chip or damage your teeth, our team will fit your veneers on the tooth being treated in a short treatment session. The prosthetic covering is held in place with a dental adhesive that we then cure and solidify under a light to make sure your new veneer is held in place. In the case of composite veneers, your dentist will mold these directly onto your teeth by hand.
At Spa Dental Sydney CBD, our talented team will provide you with a natural looking veneer that will help restore your smile to its former glory, in a short treatment that lasts less than an hour.
One of the biggest benefits to having a veneer is that it provides a sturdy and natural looking covering to your damaged teeth that restores them to their previous pristine condition. Another advantage is that not only is it borderline invisible, it's also sturdy and should last for a long time as long as it's properly maintained.
After we fit your dental veneers, you will have to look after them to make sure they last and your teeth stay protected for a long time. To make sure your veneers stay in top condition, just lightly brush them at least twice a day as part of your normal oral hygiene routine. Beyond maintaining your veneers it is important to maintain a good oral hygiene regime to prevent gum disease.
Be careful how hard you press the brush as rubbing too hard against the veneer could dislodge it or damage it over time, so keep those strokes light. If you regularly use floss, we recommend that you delicately run it around your tooth as you could accidentally catch it on the porcelain covering or damage it. Basically, just try to be as careful as you can when flossing and you should be fine.
We also recommend that you avoid using mouthwash for a few days after your fitting as the chemicals in some brands can damage your new covering or dissolve the adhesive that's used to hold it in place.
Are you looking for a way to whiten your smile without using bleaching and whitening products?
You aren't alone! Many dental patients want a whiter smile without the use of sensitivity-causing bleaches and also want a result that will last a long time.
The answer? Porcelain veneers!
At Spa Dental Sydney CBD, we are happy to be able to offer our patients porcelain veneers and have extensive knowledge of the fitting of these versatile coverings and their aftercare. Similar to false nails, they are attached to the front of your teeth, providing an instant whitening outcome, while also concealing any cracks or chips and even hiding minor gaps and misalignments. A truly adaptable treatment.
Curious to learn more about veneers? Read on for answers to the top 5 FAQs we receive.
The fitting of porcelain veneers is fairly straightforward.
Firstly, our team will sand the front of your tooth to make it rougher; this is a minimal amount of abrasion, which will be less than 1/8th of a millimetre. This step is painless but is vital to allow the cement to stick to the tooth. Once we are happy with the texture, we will apply dental cement to the enamel and will gently press on the veneers.
Then, once the cement has set to the enamel, the veneers will be affixed in place.
Veneers are easy to look after; you will simply need to attend regular check-ups with our team to ensure that they are firmly in place and you will also need to brush them twice daily.
As you can see, they require no real additional change to your oral hygiene regime and this makes them easy to fit around your daily life.
It is unlikely that your porcelain laminates will change colour with time.
When comparing porcelain to enamel, enamel is more porous and is thus more capable of staining when exposed to things like coffee, red wine or cigarette smoke. So, when you have porcelain veneers fitted, they can whiten your smile instantly and are a great way to ensure that your teeth stay whiter in the long term.
But, your surrounding natural teeth that are not laminated may stain and thus create a disparity in your smile's appearance. If this is a problem for you, talk to our team about whitening options.
No, it is unlikely that your veneers will pop off but there are circumstances that can make this more likely, such as untreated gum disease.
Of course, if you are worried that one of your veneers is loose or wobbling, come in and see our team and we will be able to reset it. Simple!
With correct care and hygiene, porcelain veneers can last over 20 years; just be sure to visit our team every 6 months and keep up your dental hygiene routine!
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultations are required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information. Rebates may vary depending on your individual health fund.