What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are restorations added to the front surface of the tooth in order to correct discolouration, minor misalignment, chips or cracks.
They are also used to reduce gaps between teeth and build up worn teeth to restore a natural-looking smile.
Types of Veneers - Porcelain vs Composite Resin
There are two types of veneers – porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain veneers are designed to be bonded to the front of the tooth. Each veneer is custom-made to a particular tooth and they look and feel very natural.
Composite resin veneers are applied one layer at a time to slowly cover the existing tooth. Each layer is shaped and cured by your dentist until the final result is achieved. The dentist prepares the tooth, which may require some buffing of the enamel surface, to allow for the thickness of the veneer to sit flush on the tooth’s surface.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit the tooth and these are placed in position to check shape and colour. After ensuring everything is correct, the veneer is cemented into place. Composite resin veneers are sculpted onto the tooth by your dentist and cured with light to harden each layer. When the final shape and colour is achieved, the surface is polished to give the veneer a natural look. Porcelain veneers are very durable and they look very life-like and natural, and are resistant to staining. However, if they crack or chip, the whole veneer must be replaced.
Affordable Dental Veneers
Veneers by using composite resin are considerably more affordable than porcelain veneers, and can give you a fabulous smile for a fraction of the cost. Pricing is done on a per tooth basis. If you would like to discuss your smile further, please contact the friendly Fullarton Park Dental team on 08 8272 5271 and we are happy to organise a consultation visit where we can develop a specific treatment plan that fits your needs.