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With experienced cosmetic dentists, we’re renowned throughout the Gold Coast and Brisbane for our dental veneers. Composite and Porcelain Veneers effectively transform your smile within just a few visits. As a result, veneers restore damaged teeth, alignment, colour, and shape issues.
Our Porcelain Veneers are designed and made in Australia.
We do not source our ceramic veneers, crowns, or dental bridges overseas. This helps to ensure high quality, better communication with the ceramists and accurate fittings for all of our patients.
The benefits of Porcelain Veneers
- Improving the colour and shape of teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Concealing broken or chipped teeth
- Covering stained teeth
- Concealing crooked or misshaped uneven teeth
- Fix minor alignment issues
Porcelain Veneers are a thin 0.3mm-1mm ceramic material placed over the front of your tooth to improve its appearance. Veneers are recommended for patients with short teeth, damaged, stained or discoloured.
Porcelain is a far more durable material than composite resin. Porcelain veneers offer the most natural appearance with a translucent element similar to tooth enamel. Due to this, they are the most popular cosmetic smile makeover solution and are minimally invasive.
Porcelain veneers are meticulously designed and crafted by professional ceramists requiring comprehensive preparation.
Depending upon the patient’s needs, 2-3 dental visits are required to complete the process.
Steps of the porcelain veneer procedure involve:
- Our cosmetic dentists will sit with you to discuss your needs to create your dream smile.
- Following approval, a dentist will gently shave your teeth in preparation for veneers that will cover the tooth. The amount trimmed will vary for each tooth.
- Your dentist will confirm your preferred colour of choice using a “Shade Guide.”
- A dentist will take a traditional or digital impression of your teeth.
- A dental laboratory will work alongside your dentist to redesign your veneer smile.
- Temporary veneers will be provided to you (if necessary).
- Your porcelain veneers are made in a Gold Coast dental laboratory.
- The patient will return to get a final fitting and bonding of the veneers.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
At Amazing Smiles, our Australian design and made ceramic veneers cost betwnee $1,100-$1,300 per tooth. As your teeth are unique to you, prices may vary depending upon requirements.
Additional fees apply if a different treatment is necessary for the tooth or neighbouring teeth. Further services may include cavity treatment, gum disease, or attention to damaged teeth.
Quotes for porcelain veneers can’t be secured until our dentists sit down with you to examine the current health of your teeth, perform x-rays and extensively discuss a treatment plan specific to what you desire.
Composite Veneers are similar to porcelain veneers. They are an economical option for improving the patient’s smile. Composite bonding is a popular option due to its affordability.
Dental resin is applied by layer and shaped to size on the day. As a result, the treatment can be performed all in one day by our aesthetic dentists.
They are trimmed, sculpted and polished to simulate the shape and colour of real natural teeth. The dentist will spend considerable time talking and discussing with the patient; the colour, shape and overall expectations.
Benefits of composite veneers
✅Composite veneers can be completed in one appointment.
✅Cost effective cosmetic treatment compared to porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
✅Damage to composite veneers is repaired easily.
✅Little to no enamel is removed from the natural tooth.
✅Minimal prep work is required on your natural teeth
How much do composite veneers cost?
Composite veneers average $350-$450 per tooth. Composite veneers are cheap when compared to porcelain veneers.
As your teeth are unique, costs may vary when additional treatment is needed.
Exact quotes can’t be determined until our cosmetic dentists thoroughly examine the health of your teeth and perform x-rays. In doing so, this will help dentists gain knowledge of oral health to help improve the longevity of your smile.
How long will my veneers last?
Like Crowns and Bridges, it is reasonable to expect porcelain veneers to last an average of 10 to 15 years or more. Composite veneers tend to last between 4 to 8 years.
Lifestyle affects the longevity of Veneers.
Porcelain veneers may come loose or fall out on odd and rare occasions. To protect your veneers, you need to have good oral hygiene. Healthy teeth and gums require brushing twice daily using fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and mouthwash.
Similar to regular teeth, what you consume can affect the health of your veneers. Composite resin is a solid and dense material but is not as durable as porcelain.
Regular six monthly checkups by your nearest Dentist are essential to the longevity of either composite or porcelain veneers. Failure to adequately maintain your veneers and oral health puts them at risk.
Does my Private Health help with Veneer Costs?
Patients with a Private Health Fund with extra cover may use their funds towards veneers. Please get in touch with one of our clinics nearest you for details to discuss if your Health Cover is eligible and how much you may save.
Your private health fund provider may have different policies for aesthetic treatments.
Can you get a cavity under dental veneers?
Veneers act as the outer shell layer of your teeth, and the natural tooth underneath is susceptible to decay and cavities. For this reason, it is essential to visit your dentist for check-ups routinely.
Dentists can examine the health of your teeth while also performing oral x-rays to identify if any decay could potentially be occurring underneath your veneers. X-rays also allow the dentist to examine the health of the root of your teeth throughout the gum line.
Incorrect placement of veneers, fractures or cracking of veneers can accelerate the decay of underlying teeth since bacteria can affect the natural tooth. If such an unfortunate situation occurs, it’s essential to visit your nearest dentist immediately to help fix the issue. Visiting a dentist helps support the longevity of your natural teeth and veneers.
What foods should I avoid with Veneers?
To help with proper maintenance and the longevity of your veneers, it is often recommended to avoid eating:
- Hard foods and fruits, ice, or hard lollies
- Avoid eating hard nuts and seeds
- Sticky foods, which may include caramel
- Hard meats and bones
- Staining foods and drinks
Can veneers be whitened?
Both porcelain and composite veneers are unable to be whitened. Traditional teeth whitening dental methods such as take-home kits or in-chair teeth whitening do not work on porcelain or composite resin materials.
Proper maintenance can help keep your veneers clean by removing surface stains. This helps to maintain their original shade appearance.
With age, veneers may slightly shade yellow due to wear and tear. This also may occur due to the gradual build-up of surface stains throughout the years from various foods and drinks. If you notice this, it is important to consult your dentist.
Porcelain veneers tend to be more stain-resistant.
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