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WiSE Dental Clinic, Gold Coast
Dental Veneer Consultations Gold Coast
We understand that there is a lot to consider when it comes to dental veneers! With porcelain veneers, composite veneers and a myriad of cosmetic dental options, it can be difficult to know which may be the best option for you. We'll make it easy for you at WiSE Dental, Gold Coast!
Dental Veneers Gold Coast
Are your teeth holding you back from wanting to flash a wide, toothy grin?
Here at WiSE Dental, we believe life should be filled with smiles. But we also understand that chipped, discoloured, broken, pointy, small, or worn teeth may prevent you from wanting to show them off. If this is the case for you, dental veneers may be a perfect solution. With an array of options, dental veneers will suit a variety of budgetary and aesthetic needs.
As dental veneers are an investment that are effectively lifelong additions to your face, it is important that you consider all your options beforehand. That is why we have outlined some key information below to help you decide if dental veneers are the right option for you.
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Free Dental Veneers Consultation
For a limited time, we're offering free dental veneer consultations! Learn whether dental veneers is the right solution for you and get informed on all your cosmetic dentistry options before making a decision. Our friendly and experienced team will help you decide between porcelain veneers, composite veneers and discuss your other cosmetic dentistry options to ensure you can make a decision confidently! Our dental practice is conveniently located in Robina, Gold Coast. We're only minutes away from Baulkham Hills and Bella Vista with bus stops moments away and plenty of parking.
What are dental veneers?
Traditional dental veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. Made of bio-compatible porcelain, veneers enhance the appearance of your smile without obstructing your normal tooth function. Composite veneers is a popular alternative treatment as it is more affordable. This is when our dentists uses a tooth-coloured resin to sculpt away imperfections and achieve the look you'd like.
In both cases, the colour is matched to your existing teeth to provide an extremely natural appearance – they look just like new and approved versions of your real teeth! You can choose to have veneers for one or multiple teeth depending on your dental concerns. Veneers are a great treatment option for broken, chipped, or worn teeth, or if whitening treatments haven't resulted in the shade you'd like to achieve.
Who can get dental veneers?
If you aren’t happy with your smile, then come and talk to our experienced team here at WiSE Dental about veneers. Usually, veneers are used to fix a specific concern, such as a discoloured or chipped tooth. However, they can be used if you want to fix the general look of your teeth in a less painful way. The main thing to consider regarding timing is that if you have had a mouth injury or dental surgery recently, you should wait for this to heal completely prior to getting veneers. Another thing to consider is if you have a healthy amount of enamel on your teeth as this is a requirement, but your dentist can help determine this at your initial consultation.
Does getting dental veneers hurt? Are they uncomfortable?
This depends somewhat on how well you look after them! Well cared for, professionally installed porcelain veneers can last a very long time. We've had patients with dental veneers that are many decades old in fantastic condition! Because porcelain is remarkably similar texturally to natural teeth it is well accepted by gums and compatible long term. Porcelain is also incredibly strong and if well cared for can handle long term use with minimal precautions taken.
Composite veneers are also durable and typically lasts 4-8 years. We have seen patients with much older composite veneers so it all depends on what you eat and how you care for them.
However, it is important to note that just like your natural teeth, dental veneer can cracks and break. If this occurs, you should visit us right away to have them repaired and ensure there is no damage to your natural tooth.
The actual procedure is typically painless as we'll use local anaesthetic to numb the area. Sedatives may also be offered if required. Initially, you may experience some minor general discomfort as your mouth adjusts to your brand new veneers. This may last for up to a week after the procedure with some soreness in your gums and jaw as you adjust. However, if this pain is severe, or lasts for longer than a week you should come back to see your dentist at our Robina, Gold Coast dental practice.
Once healed, dental veneers (both porcelain and composite) are perfectly comfortable and you will forget they are even there! Placed correctly, dental veneers feel identical to your untreated, natural teeth. You'll be able to eat, speak and drink like usual. The only thing that you'll do differently is smile more confidently with your new, gleaming smile!
What are my dental veneer options?
There are numerous different types of tooth or dental veneers, which material we choose for you will depend on the concerns you want fixed. It is possible to get a combination of veneers to suit your needs. The main varieties of veneers are:
Porcelain Veneers – These are typically the best option for resisting stains and for longevity. Also, due to porcelain’s ability reflect light in the same way as our teeth, they have a very natural shine to them. Porcelain veneers are also able to fix a large variety of problems ranging from mild to very severe and are the most durable type of dental veneer.
Resin Composite Veneers – This is a less invasive option with little to no grinding and usually only requiring one appointment to fit. They also have the advantage of being easily repaired and touched up should any chipping occur. They are a more affordable option, however, while durable, they are not as durable as porcelain veneers.
How long do dental veneers last?
What are my alternatives to dental veneers?
When you visit WiSE Dental Clinic, our friendly and experienced dentists will take you through all your options to help you make the right decision. If you are not certain whether veneers are the best option for you but are still unhappy with your teeth, our informed team can help you choose between a variety of alternative treatments. This will depend upon your dental concerns, but some options include:
Dental Bonding – If you have minor cosmetic defects, dental bonding could be the best choice! It is similar to a composite veneer but instead of shaping your entire tooth, a dental bond will be applied to fix minor issues such as a small gap or chip.
Crowns – these can be applied to broken or chipped teeth, to give the appearance of new, whole teeth. They are a very durable option and should be considered if there is extensive damage to a tooth.
Teeth whitening - You may not be happy with your current smile, but a simple teeth whitening treatment can be transformative. It is also very cost effective and it is completely non-invasive.
Orthodontics - If your teeth are misaligned, orthodontics should be considered in conjunction with veneers. Traditional braces or clear aligners such as Invisalign are a better option if you have severe misalignments.
At WiSE Dental in the Gold Coast, we have a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options under one roof. Our highly experienced dentists will help you decide on the best treatment based on your specific circumstances. Come see our dental practice in Robina today for a smile design consultation!
Advantages of dental veneers
Day to day care of dental veneers is simple, easy and non-intrusive. As usual, it is important to maintain general dental hygiene for your veneers just like your regular teeth – brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-up and cleans from your dentist. However, veneers also require a few unique precautions to ensure they last. You will have to take care when eating tough, hard, or chewy foods. Dental veneer care may be a good reason to end some bad habits such as: biting nails, chewing pens, or grinding teeth. We also recommend you wear a mouthguard to protect your veneers during contact sport.
Extraordinary results quickly - Unlike orthodontics (braces and Invisalign), dental veneers are completed within 1-3 sessions and will give you gleaming results.
Customisable – Dental veneers can be tailored to match your ideal smile. They can be adjusted to match your changing face as you age. Ensuring a continuously natural looking smile.
Less invasive – Compared to other orthodontic procedures like teeth caps, or porcelain crowns, veneers require less shaping of gums or teeth. This makes them relatively low risk and should only minimally impact your natural teeth.
Appearance – Veneers can be a great option to treat discolouration or stains that can’t be treated with other methods. It is also a faster method of fixing solutions and does not require the long-term additions such as braces.
Disadvantages of dental veneers
Commitment – Once applied, porcelain veneers will last many years, but at the end of their life they will need to be replaced. Also, due to the necessity to grind your enamel when applying veneers, if you do not install new sets of veneers your natural teeth will have a different look and feel. Composite veneers may stain and will require polishing and touch-ups from time to time.
Care – Dental veneers still require maintenance with brushing, flossing and dental cleans. Whilst veneers are strong, they can still chip or crack and you will have to have it removed and replaced if this is the case. Your natural teeth can also still decay underneath your veneers, requiring further dental work in the future.
Cosmetic limitations – If you have more prominent misalignments or larger issues with your tooth, dental veneers may not be the right option. Additionally, if you plan on getting cosmetic surgery around your chin, mouth, lips or cheeks, or lip fillers/ injections they may alter the appearance of your veneers due to the changes in your face.
Sensitivity – Initially, dental veneers may make your teeth more sensitive to hot or cold food and liquids. However, this should not last for too long.
Dental veneer care
What is the process of getting veneers?
The application of dental veneers is a simple, non-invasive procedure, requiring only a few consultations and no major surgery. The process usually involves the following steps:
Initial consultation – Here you can discuss your dental concerns and what you would like your new smile to look like, we can provide examples of smiles to show what your smile could look like. At our Gold Coast dental clinic, your dentist will provide a diagnosis and discuss what treatment options are best for you. We may take x-rays, photos or impressions of your teeth and bite to help assess any problems and ensure your new veneers match your mouth perfectly.
Preparation – Your second appointment is all about getting used to your new look! One of our friendly dentists will provide you with temporary veneers to wear for a few weeks, so you can assess how they feel and look and provide us with any feedback. This allows you to ‘test-drive’ your veneers and determine any changes you may wish to be made, so that your final veneers are exactly how you want them! Prior to application of your veneers, we will trim down and shape your tooth or teeth so that the dental veneers can fit correctly.
Application – At your third appointment we will install your dental veneers! Firstly, we will make any final adjustments, ensuring that you and your dentist are happy with colour, size, fit and shape. The actual veneer procedure will require local anaesthetic or numbing agents. Initially, we will deep clean your teeth to ensure they are ready for application. Then we will apply a dental bond, and with the use of ultraviolet light this will act as an adhesive and attach the veneers to your teeth. After this process, any excess dental bond is removed, and any final adjustments made allowing for an ultra-comfortable and attractive result. Once the anaesthetic wears off you will be able to eat and talk normally but may have some minor discomfort for a few days.
Follow-up – After several weeks of your new smile, you will come back in for a check up to make sure everything is healing well, and the veneers have taken to your mouth with no concerns.
Composite veneers can be completed in one sitting so is a great option if you'd prefer less sit time.