Enhance your Smile with Dental Veneers
If you’re looking for a treatment for minor teeth imperfections like chips, cracks, gaps and discoloration, dental veneers may be an ideal solution for you. Dental veneers or facings are thin, tooth coloured shells made of a durable porcelain material. They mimic the look and feel of a natural tooth, covering your teeth for a flawless smile.
At Bellevue Hill Dental, we pride ourselves on offering lasting dental solutions tailored to your requirements, lifestyle and budget. We understand that each smile is unique in its own way and requires bespoke care to achieve your oral and aesthetic goals. This is why we focus on forming relationships based on trust and respect to deliver results that meet your expectations.
Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry options we offer to help you achieve the smile you want. Our friendly dentists can help guide you after a consultation and a dental examination about which treatment may suit your aesthetic requirements.
What are Dental Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin tooth-coloured shells that are custom made to suit the bespoke needs of your smile and your face. They are a more conservative treatment option than a dental crown for a healthy tooth because it only involves covering the tooth surface.
Porcelain veneers can be applied on one or multiple teeth depending on what you want to cover. It may be a minor crack, chip or shape adjustment for a more uniform look. Dental veneers can also be used to hide stains or yellow teeth for a brighter, more radiant smile.
Reasons you may Consider Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers may be an option for you is you want to fix:
- Irregularities in teeth size, shape, spots or blemishes
- Intrinsic teeth stains that come from within the teeth structure
- Smoking, which causes discolouration of teeth
- Chips or cracks from trauma caused by accident or injury
- Teeth stains that are unable to be removed with regular cleaning therapy
- Previous bonding with composite resin material that has lost its shine and look
Since the porcelain material used is durable and resistant to stains, they can last for over 10 years or more with the proper aftercare and maintenance. They also protect your teeth from decay and cavities because they form a protective layer on your tooth surface. Whether you’re looking to reduce gaps, straighten crooked teeth or need a shiner smile, dental veneers offer an excellent solution.
Dental Veneers Process at Bellevue Hill Dental
Our dental veneers process begins with a consultation to discuss your smile requirements. This allows us to understand what you want the final result to look like and work towards getting you one step closer to your goal. It involves the initial design phase of your smile to finalise the shape, colour, size and shade of your porcelain veneers to get them custom made for you.
Porcelain veneers generally involve 2 visits to our office. The first involves preparation of your teeth during which a thin layer of your tooth enamel is removed. Since the porcelain shells are very thin, the amount of enamel removed is usually comparable to the thickness of a fingernail. The filing of the tooth makes space for the veneer to bond without it protruding in front of your natural teeth, giving your veneers a natural look and a flawless fit.
After the preparation, we take an impression of your teeth and send it to our ceramist who designs and fabricates the new shape, colour and contours of the veneers specifically for you.
Once your veneers are ready you will have to come in again to get them applied. Our dentists then etch the tooth surface for a better bond and place the veneers. They are checked and any necessary adjustments to the shape and size is made before being permanently cemented. After the final application, you’re all set with your new smile!
Enhance your Smile with Dental Veneers
At Bellevue Hill Dental, we prioritise proper planning and the use of the highest quality dental materials to achieve the best results. Our dental laboratory is widely respected among the dental community for its meticulous patient care and excellent aesthetic outcomes. All products are locally made in Australia, and patients can visit our lab for colour, shape, or size matching to ensure ideal results.
With over 70 years of experience in the dental industry, we’ve established a reputation as a reliable family practice you can trust. Whether you’re looking for cosmetic, restorative or general dentistry treatments, we’re here to help – with treatments 100% tailored to your needs and lifestyle.