Do you want to improve the look of stained, crooked or chipped teeth? Veneers are the solution you’ve been waiting for. These wafer-thin, custom shells sit over the front surface of your teeth, resulting in a bright, white and natural-looking smile.
If you would like to discuss veneers with our experienced dentists, call the team at Fernvale Dental today on 07 5427 0880 or book online.
What are veneers?
Veneers are a restorative dental treatment that cover chipped or stained teeth and can even hide gaps. They’re constructed out of either porcelain or composite material and address a number of dental issues, including:
Word down teeth
Broken or chipped teeth
Irregularly shaped or uneven teeth
Gaps between teeth
If you only have minor cracks, chips or discolouration, then the material we use for fillings (composite) may be all that you require.
In this treatment, a thin porcelain coating is bonded to the front surface of your tooth. These porcelain shells are strong, durable, resistant to staining and have a natural appearance. Two appointments are required for this treatment as the veneers are custom made in a lab.
Don’t worry if you’re not sure which type of veneer is suitable for you; we have all the expertise and will guide you every step of the way.
How are porcelain veneers applied?
The first step when having a porcelain veneer fitted involves shaping the tooth equal to the thickness of the veneer shell. An impression is then taken of the tooth and sent to a specialised lab where the custom veneer is crafted. Until the veneer is ready, we place a temporary veneer over the tooth.
Before the veneer is fixed in place, we check it for colour and fit. Some trimming may be required for the perfect fit. We then prepare the cement used to bond it to the tooth, shading it to the natural colour of your teeth.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers typically last around 10 years, and potentially longer. As always, it depends on how rigorous your oral hygiene is. Brushing, flossing and rinsing must be habitual, and we also recommend twice yearly check-ups with your dentist for optimal dental health.
Easy payment options
Even though it’s the weekend, our amazingly flexible payment options are still available. You can pay for your Saturday dental treatment with Zip Money as if it’s a regular weekday. Dental treatments are important to your overall health, and it’s best to get that toothache sorted as soon as possible. With Zip Money, the benefits include:
At Fernvale Dental, we accept all major private health funds and can facilitate on the spot claiming with HICAPS! We are also proud to be part of the Members’ Choice network for Medibank Private, First Choice for NIB, the More for Teeth program with HCF and the Choice Network for CBHS! FIND OUT MORE