PORCELAIN DENTAL VENEERS
Porcelain veneers are often used to achieve the perfect ‘Hollywood smile’ that many people desire.
At Geelong Smile Studio, we recommend the use of porcelain veneers over the use of ceramic veneers.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin, tooth-coloured shells or laminates of porcelain that are bonded to the outside surface of your teeth.
A fantastic analogy of the porcelain veneer concept is the idea of fake finger nails which are bonded to your own finger nails to hide imperfections or improve their appearance.
Why are Porcelain Veneers used?
Porcelain veneers can be used to:
- Change the shape and colour of teeth
- Mask discolorations and stains
- Restore chipped and worn teeth as an alternative to orthodontics to close spaces and straighten crooked teeth
- Correct teeth that are rotated
- Close gaps
What are Dental Veneers Made from?
As porcelain is a glass, it has optical properties that closely resemble your tooth’s enamel and therefore, this material provides the optimal aesthetic results. However, as a cost-effective alternative, veneers can also be fabricated in composite resin.
What is involved in having Veneer Treatment?
The fabrication of porcelain veneers requires two appointments. The first appointment involves the preparation and shaping of the teeth. An impression and photos for shade matching will also be taken.
Temporary veneers are made to last for the two to three weeks it takes a ceramist to make the porcelain veneers. At the second appointment, the porcelain veneers are bonded to the prepared teeth using state-of-the-art bonding materials.
Arrange a visit to learn more about porcelain dental veneers.