Veneers have been reliably used for the better part of a century to help improve and restore the appearance of teeth.
Veneers are either made of composite resin that is directly bonded to teeth or thin shells of porcelain that sit like tiny caps over the front surface of each tooth. They are customised to your desired tooth shape, size and colour to provide a whiter, straighter and overall aesthetically pleasing smile.
Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment that require little preparation and can be placed in one or two visits with our dentist. Treatment can be done using either porcelain or composite resin material, both have pros and cons worth considering.
Treatment with porcelain veneers begins with the dentist reviewing your medical history and examining your teeth and bite to confirm your suitability:
Porcelain is the material of choice when it comes to creating a smile that many celebrities enjoy, its most appealing advantage is the ability to mimic the way natural teeth reflect light. Pros and cons for porcelain veneers include:
Composite is widely used for dental veneers and simple tooth bonding treatments. Perhaps the largest advantage of composite resin over porcelain is the cost. Pros and cons for composite resin veneers include:
You can help your veneers last longer by avoiding certain foods that can chip, stain or damage teeth and adopting some good habits to prolong the life of your new veneers:
Porcelain veneers are thin coverings for teeth made from porcelain ceramic. Veneers may be chosen to cover teeth that are stained or discoloured, chipped, misshaped, misaligned, too short or have gaps. The porcelain may be matched to your natural tooth colour or you can choose a whiter shade.
Porcelain veneers can last 10-15 years if they are well maintained whereas composite veneers can last 4-8 years after which they may need to be repaired or replaced due to staining and chipping.
Porcelain veneers are made outside the mouth and bonded to the teeth, whereas composite resin veneers are applied directly to teeth. Porcelain veneers cost more than composite veneers, but they can also last longer, are more resistant to damage and stains and look more like natural tooth enamel.
Veneers in Perth at EVP Dental cost from $410 per tooth for composite veneers and from $1300 per tooth for porcelain veneers. However, the cost of treatment will depend on the type of veneers and how many you need. As a cosmetic dental treatment, the cost of veneers is not covered by Medicare or insurance, but we provide payment plans to help you manage the cost.
Veneer treatment requires you to have healthy teeth and gums. You may not be suitable for veneers if you have gum disease, persistently grind your teeth, suffer from gum disease or don’t have enough tooth enamel. Speak to one of our dentists to discuss your suitability for dental veneers or other treatment options such as teeth whitening or teeth straightening to cosmetically enhance your smile.
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