Porcelain veneers and composite bonding treatments are becoming some of the most common cosmetic solutions for patients seeking to enhance the appearance of their smile.
WHAT ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are made up of porcelain and applied to the front of the teeth to enhance the shape, style, shade and alignment of your teeth. With the use of today’s technology, the experienced team at Redbank Plains Dental can provide you with fantastic results in as little as a single appointment.
PORCELAIN VENEERS CAN DISGUISE MANY UNWANTED DEFECTS OF YOUR SMILE INCLUDING:
- Minor misalignment
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Aesthetic irregularities
- Gaps between teeth
Cosmetic benefits of porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are like a mask for your teeth. They cover aesthetic concerns and enhance the appearance of the smile.
Your new veneers will be strong, durable and stain resistant. They can last over a decade as long as you brush twice and floss once per day, and visit the dentist every six months for a check-up.
THE PORCELAIN VENEERS PROCEDURE
The cosmetic dentistry treatment aims to recreate a natural looking smile. Your natural teeth will be slightly reduced to ensure a comfortable fit. To do so, your dentist will carefully and gently remove a small amount of enamel from each tooth that will be treated. The enamel removal unfortunately means that the porcelain veneers treatment is not reversible so if your veneers become damaged, replacement veneers will need to be fitted.
Composite veneers (often referred to as dental bonding or composite bonding)
Composite veneers use composite resin to enhance the appearance of the teeth. Composite veneers can be used to assist with many aesthetic concerns including:
- Concealing cracked or stained teeth
- Changing the size or shape of teeth
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COMPOSITE VENEERS OVER PORCELAIN VENEERS?
Unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers do not require the removal of the tooth’s enamel. The treatment also will not be required to be sent off and customised in a lab. This cosmetic dentistry treatment can be carried out in a single appointment and is typically pain-free.
PREPARING YOUR TEETH FOR VENEERS
The treatment process involves tooth preparation where the tooth surface is slightly roughened so that the resin will bond properly to the tooth. Once the tooth is prepared, the soft resin is applied to the tooth’s surface. This resin is then hardened to restore and enhance the tooth’s appearance. It will typically take 30-60 minutes per tooth for the resin to set. Once the hardening resin has set, your dentist can then reshape and polish your teeth to gain the most natural look possible.
Composite bonding and porcelain veneers Ipswich
Your cosmetic dentist at Redbank Plains Dental will consult with you to ensure the shade and shapes of your new veneers are well suited for your cosmetic desires.