Dental veneers are the secret to a picture perfect smile! If your teeth are stained, chipped, misaligned or are full of gaps and you are seeking a solution, then dental veneers may in fact be what you’re searching for. If you’re looking for dental veneers in Gympie, Calton Hills Dental is available for your needs. But, it is important to understand the purpose of dental veneers first. 

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or resin composite material that are custom-made to fit over the front surface of a tooth. They are bonded to the front surface of the teeth using dental adhesives and are often offered as a cosmetic alternative to orthodontic treatments, crowns or other dental restorations as they can usually be completed in just two or more visits to the dentist. In comparison, orthodontic treatments may take months or even years to achieve desired results. 

The veneers are carefully crafted in order to match the colour, shape and size of your existing teeth, leaving you with a natural-looking smile. In addition to cosmetic benefits, dental veneers can also improve the overall health of your teeth. By enveloping damaged or discoloured teeth, veneers can assist in preventing further damage and deterioration so your teeth remain well preserved for years to come.

It is important to note however, that teeth veneers may not always be the most appropriate method. For example, excessive decay and damage may require you to undergo a separate dental procedure. 

Prepping Teeth For Veneers

To prepare teeth for veneers, the dentist will remove a small amount of tooth enamel to ensure there is enough room for the veneers, which will be placed over the front surface of the tooth. The amount of tooth structure that needs to be removed will be based on the size, shape and position of the tooth, as well as the type of veneer being used. 

After this, an impression of the tooth and surrounding teeth will be taken as reference to design a custom-made veneer. In some cases, a temporary veneer may be placed over the prepared tooth to protect it until the permanent veneer is ready. Once it is ready, the temporary veneer will be removed and the permanent veneer will be placed instead. With the use of a special dental adhesive and curing with a specific light, the veneer will be bonded to the tooth and polished for a smooth and natural finish. 

How Much Do Teeth Veneers Cost?

In Gympie, the cost is inherently dependent on the type of veneers or the material used, such as porcelain veneers or resin composite veneers, or the complexity of the patient’s oral health and the number of veneers being placed. At Calton Hills Dental, we strongly advise you to consult with your dentist to obtain an accurate estimate for your specific situation. 

At Calton Hills Dental, our patient’s comfort and needs are our topmost priority. If you are feeling self-conscious of your smile, our clinic will provide the best service for you, so that you can break out into a toothy grin once again! Chat to our supportive staff today.