Completely transform the look of your smile with our durable and beautiful porcelain veneers
At Ironside Advanced Dental in Sydney, we maintain that everyone should have a beautiful smile they can be proud of. Our veneers effectively conceal all dental flaws whilst cosmetically enhancing your smile so you can feel confident about your dental aesthetics for the long term. Whether you suffer from a smile that is discoloured, chipped, cracked, gummy or broken, porcelain veneers are a great option for effectively enhancing your smile quickly and easily.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells (as thin as a contact lens) that are expertly crafted to your individual needs and requirements and then bonded to the teeth for a complete smile transformation. It is important to note that your teeth will need to be prepared for the veneers by being shaved down to a more accommodating size. By doing so the veneers have a better surface to bond to and as a result gives a longer and more durable treatment. This is a purely cosmetic procedure that enhances your smile and can be used to conceal teeth that are:
- Stained or discoloured
They are a conservative alternative to crowns, and are a stronger, longer lasting alternative to bonding. Prior to using porcelain veneers, Dr Ironside will first assess your smile to ensure there is no decay, damage or gum disease that will compromise your smile. If any of these issues are present, Dr Ironside will eliminate these conditions before moving on to cosmetically transforming the look of your smile.
The Veneer Process
Initially, the tooth is prepared by our elite prosthodontist by removing a small amount of the enamel. Once complete, we take an impression of your tooth in order to digitally construct the veneer. The veneer is crafted and on your next appointment at our Sydney dental practice, we fit the veneers over the teeth. If it meets our expectations and gains your approval, the veneer is then permanently bonded to the tooth and subsequently contoured and polished.
With good care (brushing and flossing every day as well as avoiding coffee, tea, chewing ice and smoking) your porcelain veneers should last up to 10 years!