Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a simple and effective way to completely restore chipped, broken or damaged teeth. 

When are porcelain veneers used?

Porcelain Veneers are commonly used to:

  • Reduce space (gaps) between teeth
  • Repair broken or chipped teeth
  • Revitalise stained, leaking or washed out fillings
  • Brighten permanently stained or yellow teeth
  • Reshape teeth to a consistent healthy and natural look
Porcelain Veneers

Benefits of porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are not the only option of treatment for visual tooth irregularities, however, they provide an extraordinary restoration when they are used.

  • Porcelain veneers are one of the most appealing means of constructing a more attractive smile.
  • Minimal tooth reduction is involved with porcelain veneers (roughly 0.5 mm), meaning that they are a more conservative tooth restoration treatment when compared to dental crowns
  • Porcelain veneers can easily change tooth positioning, size, shape and colour.

Your porcelain veneer treatment with Dr Finkelstein

A porcelain veneer is a minimally invasive treatment performed over 2 appointments.

First Appointment

Preparation

A local anaesthetic is normally applied and approximately 0.5 mm of tooth enamel is removed to apply the porcelain veneer.

If necessary, short term covers will be created to protect the teeth for 1 week whilst the porcelain veneers are created. If covers are not used, you may experience sensitivity to hot and cold beverages.

Appointment 2

Application of veneers

You have the option of having local anaesthetic or going without for the insertion of the veneers. The veneers are secured using a light sensitive bonding agent, which is dried and hardened using a white light.

You will need to come in for a review one week after your treatment to so we can assess how the treatment and tissue response is going.

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Post treatment care for porcelain veneers?

It is quite easy to maintain your Porcelain Laminate Veneers. The following suggestions are guidelines that should be followed in order to maintain your new veneers:

Cleaning teeth

It is recommended that you brush and floss your veneers as usual. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene routines as well as  reglar dental hygiene appointments to maintain your porcelain veneers.

Sensitivity

It is common that patients will suffer from mild sensitivity to cold food and beverages following the veneer placement. This is normal as it is associated with the quantity of enamel left on your teeth subsequent to their preparation and the closeness of the nerve. This can last up to three months but should become less sensitive over time.

Foods to avoid

Your average diet should not cause any problems with the veneers, however it is essential that you avoid chewing on unusually hard objects. Food to avoid includes toffee apples, chewing on bones and opening nutshells with teeth.

Teeth grinding

If you know that you grind your teeth or clench them in your sleep, please let us know as we may advise you to wear a guard at night to reduce the pressure placed upon your teeth.

How much do porcelain veneers cost?

Each porcelain veneer treatment is different based on the number of teeth being treated and quality of materials used. . It is important to select treatments which will provide a natural looking smile and veneers which match your existing teeth structure.

Need porcelain veneers to revitalise your smile?

Get a professional diagnosis with Dr. Finkelstein who will design porcelain veneers to give you a beautiful, natural smile.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.  Dr Finkelstein will explain these to you carefully at the time of your consultation as well as address any questions you may have.  We also recommend before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.