Considering Teeth Veneers? Here’s What You Need To Know
We all want that perfect smile and while some people are naturally blessed with flawless teeth, others can get a little help from the dentist. Teeth veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option for improving the appearance of your teeth while also providing them with additional protection. Today, we’ll be giving you the information you need to know if you’re considering veneers.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer thin coverings which are custom made for your teeth. They are generally made from ceramic or composite material and are fixed to your teeth by a dentist. Ceramic veneers tend to superior to the composite variety as they are more resistant to stains and provide a closer resemblance to natural teeth. Veneers can change the shape, colour and appearance of your teeth which can drastically improve your smile.
When should you consider dental veneers?
There are a number of reasons why people choose dental veneers. Veneers can be an effective way to repair teeth which are cracked, chipped, worn or broken as they not only cover damage but also prevent any further issues. Misshaped or irregular teeth can also be improved with the careful application of dental veneers.
If teeth are discoloured due to root canal treatment or other issues and teeth whitening procedures simply won’t do the job, dental veneers can be a great way to hide this discolouration and give a brilliant smile.
What does the process involve?
Having dental veneers affixed to your teeth is generally a relatively simple procedure. Although it will depend on your situation, dental veneers usually involve three visits to the dentist. The first visit would be for an initial consultation where your dentist examines your teeth and confirms whether veneers are appropriate for you.
The second appointment involves your dentist trimming some enamel off your teeth and taking an impression so your veneers can be custom created. Depending on the situation, this can be done with the use of local anaesthetic. The final appointment will involve bonding the veneers to your teeth after trimming them as necessary. Your dentist may also want to see you in a couple of weeks to follow up on the fit of your teeth veneers.
How much does it cost?
The cost of your veneers will depend on why you want the veneers, how many veneers you’ll need and the material you’ve chosen. Ceramic veneers tend to be more expensive that composite and the cost will increase if multiple teeth require veneers. Depending on the situation, you could expect to pay anything from $650 to $2,000 per veneer.
At Carillon City Dental, we can help create the perfect smile for you through dental veneers. Make an appointment with one of our experienced dentists at our state of the art clinic and we can provide advice on the best option for you.
For high quality porcelain veneers in Perth, contact Carillon City Dental today on (08) 9322 5340.