Are your damaged teeth causing you to hide your smile? If you have discoloured, chipped, pitted, malformed or crooked teeth, porcelain veneers can provide a fast solution. Veneers are a staple in cosmetic dentistry. They are ultra-thin pieces of porcelain that are sculpted to fit perfectly over your teeth.
Our West Auckland dentists can perfectly match your natural shade to improve the function and appearance of your smile.
Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are a fantastic option because they are fast, straightforward and convenient. Unlike crowns or caps, you don’t need to remove a lot of tooth structure to receive veneers. Our veneers are handcrafted in a dental laboratory from an impression or 3-D digital scan we have taken from your teeth.
- Step one – the Preparation Visit: During the first preparation visit, we determine the colour of your teeth using a shade guide. The teeth are then carefully smoothed and shaped to accommodate the sculptured porcelain layer. Temporaries are placed on the teeth while the veneers are being created in the lab.
- Step two – Permanently Bonding Your Veneers: When the veneers fit perfectly and you are happy with the look, they are bonded directly onto your teeth and polished to give you a natural, aesthetic smile. After careful planning, treatment may take two or more visits to complete.
Advantages and Results
People choose porcelain veneers for a range of beneficial reasons. These include:
Removing large gaps and spaces in teeth
Fixing discoloured teeth
Hiding chipped, crooked, malformed and otherwise damaged teeth
Veneers are a relatively fast and straightforward process
Veneers won’t stain, making them a popular means of improving your smile
Veneers are long-lasting, with impressive results up to 15 years