Patient question: Is it possible to improve my smile by changing the shape of my teeth with porcelain veneers and without damaging my teeths?
Porcelain veneers can be used to change the size, shape or colour of teeth.
Although veneers might be considered expensive – with porcelain veneers costing more than direct composite veneers – people often are very satisfied with their results and feel the benefits far outweigh the cost.
They’re thin custom-made shells which are bonded to the front of teeth. They work best for people with heavily restored or broken-down teeth or those with extreme staining.
They can last from seven to twenty years. While the veneer itself is inert and non-living, the tooth or teeth to which they are attached and the surrounding gum tissues are living and may change. For example, gum line shrinkage may expose or reveal root surfaces. If a veneer comes off it can generally be rebonded. If it chips it can sometimes be rebonded or otherwise replaced.
Teeth with porcelain veneers treatment is carried out by a specialist prosthodontist or a highly skilled dentist in the field of cosmetic dentistry, and a master dental ceramist with a keen eye and attention to detail.
Our specialist prosthodonist is Dr Jamie Foong, who can provide all aspects of prosthodontic care, including crown and bridge, occlusal rehabilitation, porcelain veneers and dental implants.
Contact our friendly reception staff on (03) 9650 4920 to discuss teeth with porcelain veneers treatment options.