Porcelain Veneers & Crowns
“I was interested to find out more about porcelain veneers & crowns, so I had the pleasure of talking to Dr Peter Henderson who has extension experience in the field of cosmetic dentistry.
Interviewer: How are you Peter?
Dr Peter Henderson: Very well indeed Mel.
Interviewer: So tell me what can porcelain veneers & crowns do for teeth cosmetically?
Dr Peter Henderson: Porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns allow us to rebuild teeth in a very natural looking ways, ways that can’t be covered just by whitening the teeth though bleaching. We can mask discoloured fillings that can’t be otherwise hidden effectively, we can mask blemishes in teeth that are developmental anomalies perhaps from a trauma.
Interviewer: So it can really help with the look of crooked teeth as well.
Dr Peter Henderson: Yes indeed, if teeth are crooked in a minor or moderate way, we can quite effectively straighten using porcelain veneers and/or crowns, if the teeth are significantly out of position, orthodontics is still necessary and we offer a range of solutions for that.
Interviewer: so you have a team of dentists here that can do porcelain veneers?
Dr Peter Henderson: We are very fortunate here at Smile Solutions, we have a large number of practitioners all with different talents and strengths, and we are able to work together collaboratively. A number of us can certainly provide porcelain veneers and crowns, and often we will also work with different kills and talks for example gum realignments using laser, so we get proper pleasing outlines, so that teeth can be the shape we want them to be without porcelain veneers, because the gums are like the curtains frame the windows.
Interviewer: Peter, what are porcelain veneers exactly?
Dr Peter Henderson: Porcelain veneers Mel, are a thin shell of porcelain that is very powerfully bonded to the underlining tooth structure. I like to say it’s a bit like false finger nails for teeth. The thing is, unlike the false finger nails, porcelain veneers keep on looking beautiful for year after year. They are really one of the most durable dental restorations we can offer. It is actually not just the dentist involved with making porcelain veneers, we employ very skilled dental ceramic artists to actually create the porcelain from the clinical work that we supply to them and here at Smile Solutions, we pay a premium to get the really top dental ceramists in Melbourne, because otherwise we can’t get the result that we are happy to put our names to.
Interviewer: From the images we are seeing you can see a massive difference in people’s smiles.
Dr Peter Henderson: Mel, this is why I enjoy this kind of dentistry just so much. Sometimes I see quite demure people transform and just become so confident once we give them lovely smiles.
Interviewer: Porcelain veneers & crowns sound like such a great option for people out there.
Dr Peter Henderson: Absolutely Mel, we are really delighted with that kind of work we can do for people.”