VENEERS

Composite and porcelain veneers can treat a wide range of aesthetic concerns with teeth, helping you to achieve the smile you want. They’re one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, find out what veneers can do for you.

Why Choose Veneers?

Whether you want to whiten or straighten your teeth or make other changes to your smile, veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments to enhance a smile. These thin coverings can be fitted over teeth to cover up:

  • Stained or discoloured teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Short or irregular teeth
  • Minor gaps between teeth

At Kelmscott Dental, our cosmetic dentists can  offer both composite and porcelain veneers to match your aesthetic goals and budget. To find out more, book a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists today.
Call us on (08) 9495 7999 or book online.

Pros and Cons of Composite

Composite veneers are made from composite resin material. This is applied directly to the prepared tooth and bonded in place by your dentist. Treatment is straight-forward and can be completed in a single visit, making it a quicker and effective way to aesthetically enhance your smile. There are a few reasons to consider composite veneers over porcelain:

  • Faster treatment time
  • More affordable than porcelain
  • Can be repaired if damaged

However, composite veneers also have some downsides, including:

  • Less natural-looking than porcelain
  • More prone to damage and stains
  • Shorter lifespan than porcelain

Pros and Cons of Porcelain

Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells of porcelain (ceramic) that are designed in a dental lab. Your teeth are first prepared and impressions taken for veneers to be made. Once they’re ready and returned to the practice, they can be bonded to teeth. Advantages of porcelain veneers include:

  • Mimics the translucency of real teeth
  • More resistant to damage and stains
  • Longer lifespan than composite veneers

Porcelain veneers aren’t for everyone though. Possible disadvantages include:

  • Can’t be repaired if damaged (need to be replaced)
  • Longer treatment time
  • Porcelain veneers cost more than composite

Veneers Treatment Process

Your dentist will explain what the veneers procedure involves so you can decide if it’s the right choice for you. To prepare your teeth for veneers, we will:

  • Examine your teeth to determine your suitability for veneers
  • Use local anaesthesia to numb the area being treated
  • Remove a thin layer of tooth enamel to help the veneers bond

Fitting veneers differs depending on what type of veneers you have.

For composite veneers:

  • Applying composite resin to the tooth in layers
  • Each layer is cured using UV light
  • Final shaping and polishing

For porcelain veneers:

  • Taking impressions of your teeth
  • Sending these impressions to a dental lab
  • Fitting temporary veneers until your next visit
  • When your veneers are ready, bonding them in place

Alternative Treatments to Veneers

Veneers treat a number of cosmetic dental concerns but aren’t suitable for everyone. Alternative treatment options that you can discuss with your dentist include:

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At Kelmscott Dental, we offer two types of porcelain, e-Max (milled lithium disilicate) or feldspathic porcelain veneers. Both offer durability, strength and have a superior aesthetic quality compared with composite veneers.

Regardless of the type of veneers you decide upon, we can find the right shade that matches the colour of your existing teeth or a lighter shade of your choice.

See what veneers can do for you, book a cosmetic consultation at Kelmscott Dental. Call (08) 9495 7999 or send an enquiry to learn more. Flexible and interest-free payment plans also available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are veneers?

Dental veneers are thin cosmetic coverings that replace the front surface of teeth. Veneers may be an option if you want to change the colour, size, shape or alignment of your teeth. They’re usually made from porcelain (ceramic) or composite resin.

How long do veneers last?

The lifespan of veneers depends on the material they’re made from and how well you care for them. On average, composite veneers last 4 to 8 years, while porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years. Porcelain veneers are more resistant to damage and stains.

What material are veneers made of?

Veneers are generally made from either composite resin or porcelain ceramic. At Kelmscott Dental, we offer composite resin or two types of porcelain: E-max (lithium disilicate) and feldspathic porcelain veneers, known for their strength, durability and superior translucency that resembles natural tooth enamel.

How much do veneers cost?

The cost of veneers depends on the material they’re made from, their size and how many you need. Veneers at Kelmscott Dental cost from $395 per tooth for composite and from $800 to $1400 per tooth for a E-Max (lithium disilicate) porcelain veneer. Your dentist can give you an exact quote after we examine your mouth and determine your aesthetic goals for treatment.

As a cosmetic treatment, you can’t normally claim for veneers on your health fund, but we can offer flexible payment plans from trusted finance providers if you need help managing your out of pocket treatment costs.

Am I suitable for veneers?

You should be suitable for veneers if your mouth is healthy and free from oral health problems such as gum disease. A tooth also needs to be large and dense enough to support a veneer, as some of the enamel surface may need to be removed.

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