What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that involves customised wafer-thin shells that are seamlessly bonded onto a prepared tooth surface to correct problems such as discolourations, tooth shapes and size, and the overall appearance of the tooth.
Through multiple units of dental veneers Canberra, patients undergo a complete smile makeover with dramatic improvements on aesthetics and their confidence.
This is a minimally invasive procedure that promises excellent results for patients and is available at almost all dental clinics in Canberra. Generally, the procedures for these no matter the type are the same.
The differences are mostly due to the type of material used for the veneer teeth.
Let us look at two of the types of dental veneers as options for treatment as well as the pros and cons of each.
Composite Veneers Canberra are a more affordable option. This is done in a single appointment with both the shaving of tooth enamel and the shaping and bonding of the resin composite on the tooth done on the same day.
Your cosmetic Canberra dentist will then smoothen the composite material to make it perfectly similar to the appearance of natural teeth.
However, these do not last a long time. Even with proper maintenance, it is only good for around 6 to 8 years.
As such, this is often chosen by patients as an initial option before investing in Porcelain Veneers.
Porcelain Veneers Canberra are a costly treatment but are considered to be the best option for patients who want a smile makeover because of the quality of material. They have excellent durability so these can last well over 15 years when properly taken care of.
They also have superior aesthetics over Composite Veneers, with similar hue and translucency as the natural teeth.
Because of these standards in quality, this type is fabricated in the laboratory so treatment for this is often completed in two days.
For help in figuring out the best type for you, visit our clinic and have one of our dentist Canberra explain to you the most suitable type for your case.