Porcelain and Composite Veneers Sydney

Porcelain and Composite Veneers

Improve your smile with porcelain veneers

These are very thin porcelain shells that are about the thickness of a fingernail or contact lens. This treatment involves preparing and minimally shaping the tooth to accommodate your porcelain veneers. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis and for some patients ,the porcelain is added directly to the existing teeth.

One of the greatest aspects of porcelain veneers (and all porcelain restorations in general) is that this material mimics the translucent properties of your natural tooth enamel beautifully. This ensures a natural, seamless result that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Why should I choose porcelain veneers?

Many patients opt for porcelain veneers as they:

  • Are strong and can actually enhance the integrity of your teeth
  • Can last up to 12-15 years with good care
  • Easily retain their aesthetics and blend seamlessly with your natural tooth enamel
  • Are incredibly stain resistant and can ensure a bright white smile for years to come
  • Are durable – this is a cosmetic treatment that many patients find highly reliable

What is the process for porcelain veneers?

Dr Joffe will take photographs and an impression of your smile so he can create a model of your teeth. From this model Dr Joffe will perform a cosmetic ‘wax-up’ or ‘trial smile’, which involves a silicon putty filled with ‘simply crown’ material and is placed in the mouth to show you what your new smile will look like. This gives you a test drive of your new smile and creates certainty of your end product. Once you are happy with the mock-up Dr Joffe will prepare your teeth and place temporary veneers to ensure your smile is complete until your permanent veneers arrive.

On your second appointment, Dr Joffe will remove your temporary veneers and place the porcelain veneers for a beautiful and instantaneous transformation. This is a great choice for patients who are looking for a comprehensive, long lasting and high quality solution to multiple aesthetic concerns in relation to their smile.

Who is not a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers?

Patients who suffer from bruxism or teeth grinding may wish to consider the composite alternative as although porcelain veneers are highly durable, in the unfortunate case that they are damaged this cosmetic treatment can be a little difficult and costly to repair. As this is a high quality, long lasting treatment, budget conscious patients may wish to consider other alternatives.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are made from a composite resin that is applied to your teeth in layers for a more conservative and precise approach to enhancing the appearance of your smile. This material can be colour matched to the exact shade of your tooth enamel, providing virtually undetectable and absolutely beautiful results. If you are looking to really enhance your smile you may wish to consider professional teeth whitening in conjunction with composite veneer treatment.

Why should I choose composite veneers?

Composite veneers are a great choice for transforming your smile as they:

  • Can require only a single appointment for suitable patients
  • Are more cost-effective than porcelain veneers
  • Are very easy to repair and generally cost effective to do so
  • Are suitable option for those who suffer bruxism (teeth grinding)

If you are undecided whether to select composite or porcelain veneers, Dr Joffe is more than happy to listen to your unique needs and desires to help you discover which cosmetic dental treatment is most appropriate for you.

What is the process involved in composite veneer treatment?

If you would like composite veneers to transform your smile, Dr Joffe will be able to conduct this treatment in just one appointment! This will involve taking photographs and impressions of your smile to create a mould, where Dr Joffe can then make a ‘mock-up’ of how your smile will look after treatment. If you are happy with the proposed results Dr Joffe will then bond the composite resin straight to the teeth for an instantaneous smile transformation! This treatment is perfect for anyone who wishes to enhance their smile in a conservative way. Minor reshaping may be involved however this varies from case to case.

Who is the best candidate for this cosmetic treatment?

Composite veneers can be a great choice for many patients, and especially those who:

  • Are time poor and do not have time for multiple cosmetic dental appointments
  • Are eager to see results in just a single appointment
  • Have a limited budget and may not be able to pay the premium for porcelain veneer treatment

It is important to note that whilst the results achieved by composite veneers are aesthetically outstanding, this material does not mimic the translucent properties quite as effectively as porcelain veneers. This cosmetic treatment is also not as stain resistant as its porcelain counterpart, this factor should be taken into consideration when deciding between the two dental veneer options.

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