Many people have imperfect teeth and porcelain dental veneers offer an excellent solution for correcting these small imperfections. Chipped or broken teeth, minor misalignments or severely discoloured teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening, are all able to be easily and inexpensively restored with porcelain veneers.
Dental veneers do more than simply restore the appearance of damaged teeth; they also help to avoid a tooth being extracted. Often, a damaged tooth will be weakened and unstable and in the past would have been removed. Veneers repair and strengthen damaged teeth, allow the tooth to be saved and restore the functionality of the tooth and those surrounding it. At Era Health Dental, Melbourne, we believe that it is important to keep your own teeth as long as possible and dental veneers help to make this possible.
Dental veneers have been used for some time and were usually made from a resin compound. These are still available but we recommend using porcelain for veneers because they so closely mimic the look of natural teeth. The porcelain we use is strong and durable and, coloured to match your teeth, the veneers are virtually invisible when in place.
A porcelain dental veneer is a thin strip of porcelain that is bonded to the surface of the tooth to conceal a crack, chip or gap in the teeth. At the first appointment, the tooth or teeth are prepared for the veneer and then an impression is made. Your dentist may fit a temporary veneer to protect the prepared tooth while the permanent one is being custom made. At the second appointment, the temporary veneer is removed and the permanent one fitted. If all is well, the porcelain veneer is bonded to the tooth before being trimmed and polished. Prepare to be amazed at how porcelain dental veneers can enhance your appearance.
There’s no need to be embarrassed about your uneven or chipped teeth anymore. Make an appointment with our experienced dentists at Era Health Dental Clinic, Melbourne, to find out how porcelain dental veneers can restore your teeth and give you back the confidence to smile again.