Veneers

Cosmetic Veneers at East Adelaide Dental Studio

Dental veneers are cosmetic restorations that cover the visible surfaces of your front teeth. We use them for masking aesthetic irregularities and to give your overall smile a brighter, more uniform appearance.

Unlike restorative crowns, which cover your entire tooth, veneers are bonded to the front side of healthy teeth for aesthetic purposes only. They’re not meant to repair weak or decaying structures, but rather to address issues like:

  • Crowding and tooth misalignment
  • Uneven or chipped enamel
  • Severe stain and discoloration
  • Irregular tooth size

“How Many Veneers Will I Need?”

Everyone’s smile is different. When you look in the mirror or at photographs of yourself, how many teeth do you see?

Most people get somewhere between 6-10 veneers on their upper front teeth, simply covering their “smile zone”. While veneers on lower front teeth are less common, they may also play a factor into how many veneers you need and the total cost of your procedure.

Since veneers require some reduction in the thickness of your tooth (so that they’re not bulky) any old or failing veneers will need to be replaced with new ones. Veneers are not a reversible treatment option that can be removed at a later date.

Types of Dental Veneers

Veneers come in two designs: porcelain and composite. Composite resin involves little preparation and the chairside veneers can be placed on the same day. However, they’re not as durable or aesthetic as porcelain veneers, making them preferred for situations involving one or two problem areas. They’re also the most affordable of the two.

Porcelain veneers on the other hand, are crafted for optimal aesthetics and durability. They’re created offsite by a ceramist and then placed about two weeks after your preparation and impression visit. Opting for porcelain veneers is best for cases involving multiple teeth or more significant cosmetic needs.

Protecting Your New Smile

At East Adelaide Dental Studio, we recommend wearing a bite splint at night to prevent any chipping or wear in your porcelain/composite. Additionally, it’s important to brush and floss your veneers thoroughly each day. Choose a non-abrasive toothpaste so as not to scratch the surfaces.

Although your veneers can’t decay, the supporting tooth underneath is still prone to bacterial infections. Flossing and regular checkups are a must!

GET A CUSTOMISED SMILE PLAN

Contact us today to out how many veneers Glenside you need, which type is right for you and learn more about flexible financing plans for your smile makeover.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental veneers are cosmetic restorations that cover the visible surfaces of your front teeth. They are used to mask aesthetic irregularities and enhance the overall appearance of your smile.
Veneers are bonded to the front side of healthy teeth for cosmetic purposes only and are not meant to repair weak or decaying structures. In contrast, dental crowns cover the entire tooth and are used for both restorative and cosmetic purposes.
Veneers are used to address various aesthetic issues, including crowding, tooth misalignment, uneven or chipped enamel, severe stains, discolouration, and irregular tooth size.
The number of veneers needed varies from person to person. Most individuals get between 6-10 veneers for their upper front teeth, covering their “smile zone.” The need for veneers on lower front teeth and the total cost of the procedure may depend on individual cases.
There are two main types of dental veneers: porcelain and composite. Composite veneers involve minimal tooth preparation and can be placed on the same day but are less durable and aesthetic. Porcelain veneers, created offsite by a ceramist, offer optimal aesthetics and durability, making them ideal for cases involving multiple teeth or significant cosmetic needs.
To protect your veneers, it’s recommended to wear a bite splint at night to prevent chipping or wear. Additionally, maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your veneers daily and choosing a non-abrasive toothpaste. While veneers themselves cannot decay, it’s important to prevent bacterial infections in the supporting teeth underneath through regular checkups and flossing.

Is it time for your check up and clean?”