How to Get That Hollywood Smile – All Your Questions Answered
Porcelain veneers are the cosmetic dental treatment of choice among movie stars. And they can give you a sparkling Hollywood smile too. But are veneers worth the cost? What’s the procedure like and does it hurt?
In this post, Porcelain Veneers Sydney answers these questions and many more to explain everything you need to know about porcelain veneers.
23 Feb 2021
What are veneers?
Veneers are tooth-coloured ultra-thin shells that dentists fit to the front of teeth to conceal dental imperfections.
What can veneers do?
Veneers fix dental aesthetic problems for people who yearn for a better smile with no embarrassment over revealing unsightly teeth. Veneers can enhance the appearance of teeth that are stained, cracked, chipped, or gapped.
Who are the best candidates for veneers?
Veneers are a good option if your teeth are generally healthy but showing signs of general wear and tear. F
or example, if you drink coffee or wine for years, there’s a high chance that your teeth could be stained – Then you are a good candidate; if you grind when you sleep, then there’s a chance that your teeth are worn (as shown below) – then you are also a great candidate for veneers, etc.
What if I don’t have straight teeth?
If your teeth are slightly misaligned, veneers may be able to straighten them much faster than orthodontic treatment with braces or aligners. Sometimes, our doctors will suggest that you do Invisalign for a short period of time in order to straighten your teeth even more so that your final results would turn out in its best state.
Are veneers permanent?
Veneers give you a permanent dental cosmetic solution for the rest of your life. If a veneer becomes loose or breaks, you’ll need to replace it – the veneers procedure is irreversible. With proper care, veneers can last up to 20 years.
Note that you will need to look after your veneers as you do with your own teeth. A better care routine will ensure that your veneers last longer.
Is getting veneers painful?
Patients at Porcelain Veneers Sydney report little if any discomfort during the veneer procedure. Local anaesthetic is typically used to numb the area. Overall your veneer procedure is very simple and straightforward.
What does getting veneers involve?
The veneer process entails:
- Removal of a small amount of tooth enamel.
- Taking impressions to customise your veneers for a precise fit.
- Attaching the veneer with a bonding agent and dental cement.
- Hardening the cement with a special blue light.
Do veneers cause tooth sensitivity?
Your teeth may be sensitive to hot or cold food and drinks for a few days after getting veneers. Afterwards, your teeth will recover and adapt to the veneers – veneers provide strong protection against hot and cold temperatures.
Are my teeth going to look fake?
Treatment by a specialist veneers dentist will result in veneers that look like real teeth, with semi-translucent cosmetic materials reflecting light in the same way as dental enamel. We only use the best quality veneers for our patient to ensure the best result.
Can I customise my veneers?
At Porcelain Veneers Sydney, you can customise your veneers from colour, shape and size charts. Feel free to discuss your preference with our doctors during the consultation.
How do I know which veneer shade would suit me?
If your veneers are too white, they’re look unnatural. A good choice is usually just a couple of shades lighter than your teeth. Each case is different, so is everyone’s skin tone, discuss with our experienced doctors to find your perfect shade!
I got veneers – what next?
After getting veneers, it’s important to continue brushing and flossing as normal.
This will help to:
- Prevent cavities developing beneath or around your veneers.
- Avoid discolouration of your veneers over time.
Are veneers expensive?
Veneers may appear expensive but they represent a long-term investment in a long-lasting smile solution. At Porcelain Veneers Sydney, veneers cost from $1,500 to $2,500 per tooth. You can spread the cost with interest-free payment plans. Give us a ring to arrange your payment plans today!