At City Smiles located in the Melbourne CBD we can install 100% Australian-made porcelain veneers of the highest quality. These tooth-coloured front surfaces can conceal crookedness, gaps, chips and discolouration present on one’s front teeth for a more cohesive smile.
Porcelain veneers are essentially thin shells that are applied over your natural teeth, usually the front eight teeth. They are generally about as thick as a contact lens, and they can be used on their own, or as part of a broader smile makeover.
They are custom-designed and fitted to your mouth, and can be used to alter the composition of your smile. They can assist in fixing mild gaps, misalignment and aesthetic concerns.
Positives of Porcelain Veneers
There are many benefits to this form of cosmetic dentistry. They are tooth-coloured so they blend in naturally with your existing teeth, are very durable and will last for many years with proper care, and having them fitted is a non-invasive procedure.
For example, they can be used to close small gaps between teeth, make crooked teeth look straighter, cover stained or discoloured teeth, or change the overall shape of your smile.
For example, the procedure can be used to elongate the teeth and hide the appearance of buck teeth, or simply make stubbier teeth appear naturally longer.
Initial consultation – Quality and procedure
During your initial consultation, we will listen to you and address your smile concerns.
Once we understand what you want to achieve, we will recommend the most suitable treatment option, and create a treatment plan that will suit your wants and needs.
If this is the right procedure for you, we will take impressions of your natural tooth/teeth to begin the manufacturing process for your porcelain veneers. However, before we do this, we will need to remove a very small amount of enamel so that the teeth do not appear bulky once the thin layer is applied. Temporary veneers may also be used. Whilst composite resin veneers and composite veneers can be used, porcelain is the preferred material.
We will then send your moulds off to the Andent high-tech dental laboratory, located in Melbourne so that they can begin fabricating your porcelain veneers using high quality 100% Australian materials. This ensures that our procedures not just meet Australian dental standards, but exceed them.
During your second appointment, we will prepare your teeth for the veneer procedure.
This may involve applying a small amount of very mild acid which will work with the bonding agent to secure your veneers.
Your dentist will then meticulously place the veneers, and apply a specialised light that activates and sets the bonding agent, locking them in place; giving you a new beautiful smile.
What are our costs for porcelain veneers?
At City Smiles we value providing our patients with affordable solutions, while never sacrificing any quality and only using the best Australian-made technologies.
Our porcelain veneers cost $1200 per tooth, though the cost of porcelain veneers will depend on the number of veneers required, and the complexity of the procedure. For a detailed quote, it is best to get in touch with us here at City Smiles.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Who is not a suitable candidate?
This procedure is probably not the best choice for you if have any of the following conditions:
- Unhealthy teeth
- Gum disease
- Excessive filings
- Weakened teeth
- Inadequate enamel
- Bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching)
What are dental veneers used for?
This procedure can greatly improve the aesthetics of your smile. It is often used to fix problems such as:
- Discoloured or stained teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Uneven or misaligned teeth
- To close gaps between teeth
How long do dental veneers last?
The shells which are used are designed to last a long time, and cope with one’s day-to-day routine. However, their longevity is up to you. With proper dental care, including brushing and flossing regularly, they can easily last up to 5 or even 10 years. In some cases, they have lasted even longer.
Porcelain Veneers Melbourne
Interested in reading further information about porcelain veneers?
- Appreciate The Difference With Dental Porcelain Veneers
- Revive your smile with super-thin porcelain veneers, now available at City Smiles
- Porcelain Veneers are fast becoming most requested cosmetic dental procedure
You can explore our range of cosmetic dentistry services here.
If you’re considering porcelain veneers, you should book a consultation with the experienced team of cosmetic dentists at City Smiles to get started on your journey to achieving your most beautiful smile. They will assess your individual needs and recommend the best treatment plan for you.
If you wish to do so, or have any questions, please contact us today.