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Veneers – Get that Winning Smile!

If you have been considering improving your smile the team at Hampstead Dental, can discuss whether veneers are the right option for you. Or call our office we’d be happy to provide you with more information.

What are MyVeneers Porcelain Veneers?

MyVeneers are an affordable porcelain veneer option – which is often about half the cost of normal veneers, and is ideal for those who may need 6 – 10 veneers on either the upper or lower teeth.

Porcelain MyVeneers can be used to cover stained teeth, due to tetracycline or other staining – or to correct minor imperfections in shape or alignment of one or more teeth. It can also help to close gaps between teeth in certain areas, and give an even smile line.

As a MyVeneers partner, we choose to make our veneers right here in Australia – and we offer a warranty on the ceramic work as well.

The costs of treatment will be given before the treatment begins, and payment plans over 12 months are available too.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are very thin new tooth surfaces that are custom made to fit your teeth and address your particular condition(s). Made from porcelain, they are bonded directly to the tooth surface to whiten and/or align teeth, close up spaces, repair chipped or damaged teeth, or cover tooth enamel that is worn from the aging process or from teeth grinding.

How are Veneers Applied?

Prior to the placement of dental veneers, the teeth that will be fitted with the custom-made “shells” need to be prepped. Generally, this requires removing some of the outer layer of tooth enamel and shaping the tooth so that the veneer, which is about the thickness of a fingernail, can be applied to the tooth surface and not stick out.

Next, we take impressions of the teeth to prepare a mold from which the veneers will be made. The molds are sent to a lab where the veneers that are made. At your next visit, the teeth are cleaned with a mild acidic solution and the veneers are applied with a bonding adhesive that cements them in place.

What Can I Expect After I Receive My Veneers?

It generally takes about two weeks to get used to the shape and feel of your “new”teeth. You may experience some sensitivity to heat and cold during this time.

Veneers should be maintained by avoiding biting on hard objects (such as ice cubes and carrots), biting your nails, or using them to open objects! Proper daily dental hygiene is required for maintenance.  Regular cleanings and examinations will ensure that your veneers are clean, with no cracks or other visible defects that may need to be addressed.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as a Specialist Oral Surgeon.