Full Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a very thin shell bonded to the front, side and edge of your teeth. They can help improve the shape and colour of teeth when only minor modification is necessary.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a very thin shell bonded to the front, side and edge of your teeth. They can help improve the shape and colour of teeth when only minor modification is necessary.

Veneers are applied to the front (visible) surfaces, usually of the upper teeth, in order to improve their appearance, lustre and colour.

Veneers are often chosen over other options for their cosmetic superiority. They reflect light the same way real enamel does, making them appear very natural. They also have a smooth surface that will not permanently stain. With proper veneer care, they can last for more than ten years.

Veneers are made of either composite resin (Bonded/ direct veneers) or from porcelain (ceramic/indirect Veneers). At Pymble Dental Practice we’re skilled in both of these materials and procedures, so we can apply the best method to suit your dental situation. Learn more about the differences between porcelain and composite resin veneers.

We guarantee all of our veneers are made in Sydney with the highest quality materials, and all care is taken in their preparation and fitting.

What problems can veneers solve?

Whilst they are largely a cosmetic therapy, they’re also used to:
  • Disguise misshapen or broken-down teeth

  • Change the shade or colour of badly stained, yellow or discoloured teeth

  • Close spaces or correct crowding

  • Improve the smile by changing the amount of tooth showing in your smile, in symmetry with the lip lines.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are recommended when aesthetics are more important. Some of the benefits of porcelain veneers include:
  • Are the most natural and lustrous looking

  • Stronger than composite resin when properly manufactured

  • Resistant to staining

  • Involve less removal of the tooth than a crown

Some alternative options to veneers include:

  • Whitening

  • Bonding

  • Orthodontic treatment

  • Gum lifts

Veneers can be used in conjunction with these options to help achieve a beautiful smile that looks natural.
Does the procedure hurt?

The procedure is done under local anaesthetic so it is not expected to be painful during its preparation. There may be some tenderness and sensitivity of the tooth and gums following, however usual over-the-counter pain relief is more than enough to control such inconveniences.

FAQ

Whilst they are largely a cosmetic therapy, they’re also used to:

  • Disguise misshapen or broken-down teeth
  • Change the shade or colour of badly stained, yellow or discoloured teeth
  • Close spaces or correct crowding
  • Improve the smile by changing the amount of tooth showing in your smile, in symmetry with the lip lines.

After a consultation and discussion about colour, shape and style; there are two appointments about 2 weeks apart required to prepare the teeth, bond temporaries and then, cement the final products. The process of having veneers fitted normally involves a few appointments;

Porcelain veneers are an irreversible procedure. Veneers should not be used as a blanket solution for the cosmetic treatment of every patient. The initial consultation will involve a discussion about all other options.

Some alternative options to veneers include:

  • Whitening
  • Bonding
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Gum lifts

Veneers can be used in conjunction with these options to help achieve a beautiful smile that looks natural.

The procedure is done under local anaesthetic so it is not expected to be painful during its preparation. There may be some tenderness and sensitivity of the tooth and gums following, however usual over-the-counter pain relief is more than enough to control such inconveniences.