Our Guide to Dental Veneers

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are restorations made of thin, wafer-like material that is placed over a single tooth or multiple teeth. Veneers are a wonderful cosmetic solution and can often fix multiple problems at once and are often completed in conjunction with other tooth replacement treatments.

Choose between porcelain veneers, like tiny translucent shells, or composite resin veneers, where layers of resin are built up over the tooth.

At Aria Dental in the Perth CBD, we offer both porcelain veneers and composite resin. Both types of veneers have their benefits; however, porcelain veneers are considered the superior product, providing impressive longevity and beautiful aesthetic results. Unsurprisingly, they are also more expensive.

Alternatively, composite resin veneers can also provide excellent, natural-looking results. However, over time, they can start to lose their lustre and sheen. We find that many patients who have initially chosen composite veneers elect to have porcelain veneers when the time comes for renewal.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

  • Crooked, chipped or broken teeth
  • Stained or discoloured teeth
  • Damaged or worn teeth
  • Gappy teeth

Porcelain Veneers Perth

Sheer, lifelike & beautiful to look at…

Porcelain veneers are incredibly thin, wafer-like veneers that are bonded to the surface of the teeth to improve cosmetic appearance. As they are placed over the existing tooth, they offer myriad cosmetic improvements.

Today’s porcelain veneers are extremely strong and durable, and although more expensive than other options, are a sound investment, given the years of cosmetic improvement they provide. Other benefits include:

  • Aesthetic improvement: Today’s veneers are incredibly lifelike and even translucent in places. They reflect light similarly to natural teeth and are difficult to detect from your natural teeth.
  • Versatility: Veneers can be used in a variety of ways to solve many problems, as listed above – from whitening and brightening teeth to covering ridges, irregularities and chips.
  • Convenience: Veneers are placed in just a couple of appointments. You’ll have a new set of whiter, brighter, more even-looking teeth within days.
  • An economical option: Although porcelain veneers aren’t inexpensive, if teeth are badly aligned, they can sometimes present as a more economical option compared to conventional braces or Invisalign.

Patient Story

Hear Ebony’s story and how getting Porcelain Veneers Perth changed her life…

Veneers are a cosmetic solution, not a therapeutic one, but are still a serious and permanent dental procedure. Veneers are a multi-step process that is spread out over numerous appointments and can take a couple of months before you walk away with your final new smile – but the results are definitely worth the extra time!

For your veneer procedure to be successful, you must pick a highly skilled cosmetic dentist (or specialist), supported by a master ceramist and a team of laboratory technicians. At Aria Dental, we have an expert team all in-house and ready to support your cosmetic veneer treatment journey.

Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers Perth?

For your veneer procedure to be successful, you must have good oral hygiene and healthy gum tissue. You should undergo a scale and clean and address any problems or issues before you start your cosmetic journey, such as teeth straightening. Veneers won’t remedy an existing problem with your teeth, so if you require important dental work, such as orthodontic work, you’ll need to have this completed before your veneers are placed. Porcelain Veneers Perth are suitable for most people; however, if you grind your teeth (bruxism), your dentist may recommend another solution as you could potentially chip, break or even detach your veneers from your teeth.

Veneers are permanent, but they’re not forever. Veneers could last for about 15 to 20 years, at which point they’ll need to be replaced. Although it happens infrequently, veneers can de-bond or break off. If this were to happen, depending on the situation, your dentist would be able to re-cement or replace your veneer. Veneers are an irreversible process because once the tooth is shaved down, about ½ millimetre, it can’t be undone. The list of the positives outweighs the negatives, but when considering veneers, you should be aware that this is a permanent commitment.

To keep your veneers looking amazing for the longest possible amount of time, you have to go to the dentist at least twice a year for professional cleanings and be consistent about your personal oral hygiene by brushing and flossing. Veneers are an investment that you have to take care of. If you don’t, you’ll need to replace them sooner. And yes, you can still get cavities!

Cost of veneers – depending on the level of customisation you choose will determine the cost of your veneers. Each veneer at Aria Dental is hand-crafted by our master ceramist and will undergo hours of work per tooth. You can expect to have several temporary try-in veneer teeth before you receive your final veneers. Veneers are typically quoted on a per tooth basis and cost can range from $1,000 – $3,000* per tooth.
*Pricing information is up to date for 2021

Composite Veneers

A quick & cost-effective solution to mask cosmetic concerns.
Composite veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to be bonded to the surface of your natural teeth. These veneers can successfully mask chipped, discoloured or cracked teeth. They can be bonded in a single appointment with minimal or no preparation required.

Composite veneers do have some benefits over porcelain veneers. They are a more affordable option than their porcelain counterparts, and they take less time to create. However, although they are natural-looking and effective, they don’t last as long as porcelain veneers. We tend to view composite veneers as a provisional solution, whereas porcelain veneers are the preferred long-term aesthetic solution.


Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding, or tooth bonding, is a simple and non-invasive procedure that involves using aesthetic tooth-coloured materials to replace missing tooth structure or to hide minor tooth defects.

Cosmetic bonding is a conservative treatment option whereby tooth-coloured resin composite materials are used to replace missing tooth structure or to hide minor defects in a tooth. The treatment can be used to repair small chips, make changes to the shape of your teeth, or fix minor spacing irregularities, fractures, tooth wear and dental decay. Cosmetic bonding is a relatively inexpensive dental procedure and can be completed in as little as a single visit, depending on your individual requirements

Would you like to hear more about Porcelain Veneers Perth? Talk to Aria Dental today!
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