Not everyone has naturally straight and perfect teeth. This can be due to a number of oral health conditions, such as misaligned teeth or worn-down tooth enamel. 

Dental veneers are becoming a more popular option for people who want to improve their smile. With an increase in the popularity of dental veneers, Brisbane residents have more opportunities than ever to perfect their smiles. 

In today’s blog, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about dental veneers.

What Types of Dental Veneers Are There?

There are two types of dental veneers – composite and porcelain. 

Composite dental veneers are thin, tooth-coloured covers with smooth surfaces made from composite resin. We apply these custom-designed composite veneers to your teeth to smooth out any cracks or chips. Once dried, these veneers will improve your smile significantly. 

On the other hand, porcelain veneers are covers that are tailor-made to cover the entire front surface of your tooth. This type of veneer is made from dental porcelain, which helps boost your tooth’s protection.

How Long Do They Last?

With good care, both types of veneers typically last between seven to fifteen years, and they’re both durable and easy to replace. 

Your dentist will provide you with good care instructions and advice on how best to maintain your veneers throughout the process.

Who Should Get Them?

People who tend to get veneers are those who want to improve the overall look of their smile. Composite veneers or Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental Brisbane procedure but are an excellent way to upgrade your smile without being as intense or invasive as other procedures, like crowns or braces. 

Typically, people get veneers to remedy chipped or misshapen teeth. They’re also a good solution for those with gaps in their teeth, or for people with deep stains or discolouration.

What’s the Process of Getting Them?

The road to a perfect smile with veneers is a long one, but the final destination is worth the investment. The overall process can range between two to three weeks. 

You’ll kick off your veneer journey with an initial consultation with your dentist, who will do a thorough assessment of your teeth to determine if veneers are the right option for you, and how many you will need. 

From there, your dentist might do an x-ray of your teeth to ensure that they’re healthy for the veneer treatment. If they identify any teeth issues, such as a cavity or the need for a root canal, then you’ll have to treat that first before progressing to the next stage. 

The next appointment involves the dentist taking a digital scan of your teeth, which will be sent off so that your personalised veneers can be made. 

Then the exciting day will arrive, the day you get your veneers placed! During this appointment, your dentist will give your teeth a good clean to make it easier to apply the veneer. 

Once the veneer’s been placed with dental cement, the dentist will cure the cement, it will harden and then voila – you’ve got your veneers!

Chat with the Experts at Newstead Smiles

While the idea of getting veneers may seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Here at Newstead Smiles, our team of experts will be more than happy to chat you through all things dental veneers so that you feel confident in your decision.  

Get in touch with our team today!