Porcelain Veneers Melbourne: Give Your Teeth a Makeover by our Cosmetic Dentists

Everyone loves smiling, but do your teeth keep you from smiling bright and wide? Not being able to smile with confidence can really weigh down on your self-esteem, but you don’t need to hide your smile! If you’re looking to reclaim your beautiful smile with perfect teeth, or just looking for a smile makeover, then porcelain veneers are the answer!

Porcelain Veneers Melbourne: Give Your Teeth a Makeover by our Cosmetic Dentists

Everyone loves smiling, but do your teeth keep you from smiling bright and wide? Not being able to smile with confidence can really weigh down on your self-esteem, but you don’t need to hide your smile! If you’re looking to reclaim your beautiful smile with perfect teeth, or just looking for a smile makeover, then porcelain veneers are the answer!

Our Porcelain Veneers Services in Melbourne

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin dental prosthetics, used to improve the appearance of a person’s teeth. Porcelain veneers are porcelain coatings bonded to the surface of a cosmetically imperfect tooth. These coatings are placed on the surfaces of teeth to create a natural looking smile with whiter and stronger teeth. It is important to understand that each veneer is shaped and applied individually, resulting in a completely personalised new smile that looks just like natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are helpful to improve many different dental flaws and is a cosmetic dental option for patients to get a natural bright smile.
Veneer installation procedure over central incisor and lateral incisor. Medically accurate tooth 3D illustration

Do you need porcelain veneers?

A great smile is the best accessory a person can wear on their faces, and having a great set of natural looking teeth is one definite way to get a great smile! However, your teeth may have been subject to some damage, which affects their appearance. Dental veneers effectively addresses a variety of cosmetic dental issues that you may be experiencing, such as:

Why should you get porcelain veneers?

There are many reasons that you should get porcelain veneers, especially if you are looking to get your teeth cosmetically enhanced to obtain that bright, shiny smile. Here are some great reasons for you to get porcelain veneers.

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Caring for your porcelain veneers

Once you’ve gotten your porcelain veneers and now have that radiant smile that you’ve always wanted, it is important to pay due attention to caring for your veneers. Just like caring for your own natural teeth, you will need to give due care to your veneers as well to ensure that they last as long as possible. Porcelain veneers that are well taken care of can last for 10 years and beyond, continuing to add beautiful shine to your smile. Here are a few steps that you can take to make sure your porcelain veneers remain as good as new.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

As you would with your natural teeth, it is important to brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash after every meal or at least twice daily to keep your veneers clean and well maintained. However, veneers are not your natural teeth, so you might need to adjust your brushing and flossing techniques with a few pointers from your dentist.

Many often find it challenging at first to adjust their brushing and flossing techniques when they have just gotten veneers. Aggressive brushing and flossing can end up damaging the veneers, or cause them to chip, crack, or break. Here at Doncaster Hill Dental, when your veneers are newly applied, you will receive a tutorial from our dentists on how to properly care for your new dental hardware.

Consider a Different Toothpaste

Changing your brushing and flossing techniques is not the only thing that you need to do. You may need to change the toothpaste that you are currently using. Commercial toothpastes generally contain abrasive substances that are meant to polish the stains from the surface of natural teeth. These abrasive substances, however, may harm your porcelain veneers.

When our dentists choose veneers for you, we ensure that the veneers we pick most closely matches the surrounding teeth to blend seamlessly with your smile. Using a good, veneer-friendly toothpaste not only protects the veneers, but can also help avoid staining on your natural teeth.

Get Rid of Bad Habits

Smoking tobacco is not only dangerous for your health, it also adversely impacts your oral health over time. Smoking causes yellowing and discolouration of both your natural teeth and veneers, so if you are looking to maintain a radiant, bright smile, you might want to quit smoking for good.

Regular Visits to Dentist

Preserving your oral health, whether it’s veneers or your natural teeth, is a responsibility that largely falls on you. If you maintain proper oral hygiene and steer clear of substances that can damage your veneers, your fantastic smile will last on for years and years.

That being said, we highly recommend seeing your dentist regularly for a routine examination and cleaning. While it is true that veneers don’t deteriorate or decay like natural teeth, they are installed on your natural teeth nonetheless so healthy teeth and gums are important to support veneers long-term. With regular checkups, your dentist can recommend the best solutions to preserve your natural smile, or help you determine when replacement products are needed.

Avoid Harmful, Hard Foods

While your porcelain veneers are made to be strong, there are foods out there that may wear them down sooner, or cause them to chip and crack easily. A few examples are biting on a huge cube of ice, rock candy, or large, hard bones. These foods should be taken with greater caution when you have veneers.

There is good news, however. Heavily-pigmented foods that stain your teeth such as coffee, tea, wine, and raspberries should not stain your veneers, so you may enjoy these to your heart’s content! However, do remember that they still may stain your natural teeth next to the veneers, creating two different colour tones, so remember to brush!

Looking for the best cosmetic dentist in Melbourne for porcelain veneers?

At Doncaster Hill Dental, we offer porcelain veneer treatments, and our dentists are all trained and experienced in performing this procedure, ensuring you a quick and pleasant experience. Do send us an email or give us a phone call for further information and to make an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is important to note that with any dental treatment, costs can vary between patients, and this is because procedures vary in complexity. All patients and their mouths are uniquely different, so it isn’t always possible to quote you an exact cost for a procedure until a thorough examination of your teeth has been done. 

Although it is generally true that porcelain veneers are a bit more costly than composite veneers, you can be rest assured that the results are nothing short of satisfying, and patients have admitted that having improved aesthetics with strong porcelain material far outweigh the price they paid.

If veneers are given proper care and maintenance, it is completely possible for veneers to last up to 10 years or more. When you get your veneers at Doncaster Hill Dental, our Dental Professionals will run you through a tutorial on how to care for your veneers and things to do or avoid in order for them to last you as long as possible.

To begin with, your teeth and gums will be examined to make sure that they are healthy enough for veneers to be attached. Then, a thin layer of your tooth will be shaved back to provide an adhesive surface for the porcelain veneers. We will prepare temporary veneers to be fitted so that you can have a look at the end result before we permanently fit them in. Adjustments and changes are able to be made at this point until you are satisfied, thereafter your new porcelain veneers will replace the temporary ones, and will be permanently attached. 

Porcelain veneers usually require two visits for them to be attached. However, depending on any complexities that might arise, your dentist may require you to come back for a few more fitting or follow-up visits. 

Compared to composite veneers, porcelain veneers look more natural, require less maintenance, and are more durable. You don’t need to worry about yellowing or discolouring with porcelain veneers, and they keep their shine for a very long time. This makes them the more cost-effective choice in the long term, even though they initially cost more than composite veneers. 

At Doncaster Hill Dental , we value your opinions. We always make sure that you feel comfortable throughout your smile transformation journey and receive the best result that you have been dreaming for. For more information about the porcelain veneers or cosmetic dentistry, please give us a call or Book Online Now to schedule yourself in for your first appointment.

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