Porcelain Veneers Brisbane
Smile Central offers semi-translucent porcelain veneers to improve the shape, colour or overall cosmetic appearance of your teeth.
What are veneers?
A veneer is an extremely natural looking dental restoration that covers the outside or visible surface of teeth to hide dental defects. As the most conservative porcelain restoration, this procedure allows minimal, and occasionally no reduction of your tooth structure. In cases where preparation is needed, the enamel is minimally reduced to achieve the best possible contour and natural appearance of the veneers.
Porcelain veneers replicate shells that are bonded to the tooth structure to provide a long-lasting and aesthetically restored smile. For a natural and durable smile restoration, porcelain veneers are an increasingly popular option.
Veneer treatment process
The treatment involves two appointments.
Preparing the tooth to contour a natural and seamless position for the porcelain veneer is the initial step in your dental restoration.
Fabricating accurate impressions using Smile Central advanced digital scanner of the prepared teeth, opposing teeth, and the occlusal (bite) relationships.
Selecting a shade for the veneers
Based on the adjacent healthy teeth, a colour for the porcelain veneer will be selected to create a seamless and natural appearance. Porcelain veneers will not stain, so it is important for you to continue a thorough oral care routine to ensure your natural teeth remain the same shade.
As your natural teeth have been prepared to fit the restoration, Smile Central will fabricate a temporary or provisional restoration that will remain in place while the veneers are being constructed.
Our practitioners will fabricate and polish your custom porcelain veneers based on your impressions.
Placing the porcelain veneers
This final stage involves carefully bonding the porcelain veneers onto your prepared teeth. Your dentist will create the tightest possible fitting between restoration and tooth for a seamless alignment and appearance. Your porcelain restoration will look and function as a natural tooth.
You can now admire your porcelain restoration and transformed smile. We will have a final discussion on your thoughts of the final result and aftercare.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
On average, porcelain veneers last up to 7-10 years and can be extended further with good oral hygiene, specifically flossing and controlling harmful habits such as grinding. Regular visits to your dentist will play a large factor in how long your porcelain veneers will last. Porcelain veneers are durable but not invincible and can break if treated with disregard.