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The case for Same-Day Porcelain Veneers versus Temporary Veneers worn for 2–3 weeks 


Imagine the most beautiful porcelain veneers, hand-crafted and expertly fitted to your teeth in just a single day.

In an Australian first, Smile Solutions is proud to introduce Same-Day Porcelain Veneers™, bespoke artisan porcelain veneers hand-crafted by our team of experienced cosmetic dentists and master ceramists working in our in-house ceramic studio. No uncomfortable temporary veneers endured for weeks – everything from preparation to insertion of your new smile completed in just one day.

This is the future of porcelain veneers – and, for many prospective patients, a game-changer!


Normally, once your teeth are prepared for porcelain veneers, you will be sent away with plastic veneers until your final veneers are fabricated by the lab and inserted 2 to 3 weeks later.

Temporary veneers are not fully sealed to your teeth; only a temporary adhesive is used. While you are wearing these temporary veneers you are advised to avoid certain foods and drinks, and to treat the veneers gently so they don’t chip, stain or fracture (which can lead to increased teeth sensitivity) or fall out (which can be socially embarrassing).


Temporary veneers can also be difficult to eat with, smile with or talk with – making them a social hindrance, to say the least. If they do fall out, chip or cause you pain, you will need to go back to your dentist for a repair, meaning more unnecessary discomfort, multiple local anaesthetic injections, lost time, and possibly additional travel expenses. It’s not uncommon for some patients to go into varying degrees of social isolation while wearing temporary veneers. 


With our Smile Solutions Same Day Porcelain Veneers™, since everything is completed in one day rather than across two days that are two to three weeks apart, the use of temporary veneers is eliminated. No time is spent having temporary veneers made and fitted, then later removed. This means up to 30 per cent less time in the dental chair, great for those who are time poor and for patients who suffer from jaw pain from long sessions with an open mouth.


The procedure requires only one round of local anaesthetic injections instead of two across two days, which is great news for anxious patients who may have avoided a life-changing smile makeover out of needle fear.

Also, Same Day Porcelain Veneers™ are ideal for regional, interstate and international patients wishing to minimise travel time and costs.

When temporary is better

Admittedly, some patients are greatly advantaged by choosing  temporary veneers. Among them are patients with a tendency to lisp or with problems articulating, conditions that could be exacerbated by a change in tooth shape; and patients who’d like a “dress-rehearsal” to evaluate the look and function of their new teeth.

At Smile Solutions, we offer a great solution for such patients, with preparatory digital work-ups created collaboratively in the chair. The result is a temporary plastic mock-up that is placed on your teeth painlessly and will allow you not only to test articulation but to be sure porcelain veneers are the right choice for you (and your loved ones!). Crucially this process gives you an opportunity to not proceed at all with porcelain veneers, if that is your wish. 

So why aren’t all cosmetic dentists doing porcelain veneers in one day?

1. The cost of high-end equipment, including multiple units of top of the range scanners and 3D printers. At Smile Solutions we have invested more than $5 million in scanners, milling units and 3D printers.


2. The need for an in-house lab (such as at Smile Solutions), with multiple experienced master ceramists dedicated exclusively to our clients, allowing for timetabling to be dedicated to a single patient per day per master ceramist. Cosmetic dentists who rely on third-party labs to manufacture their porcelain veneers cannot offer  such dedication since third party labs depend for their commercial viability on high turnover of the veneers for a multitude of cosmetic dentists. 

3. Professional expertise and experience. At Smile Solutions our experienced cosmetic dentists, specialist prosthodontists and master ceramists design smiles digitally, using their artistic flare combined with our ever-expanding collective intelligence stemming from the 50,000+ smile makeovers carried out by talented Smile Solutions cosmetic dentists over a period of 30 years. 

4. Persistence of old habits!

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