Dental Veneers Ryde

Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain (ceramic) shells carefully crafted to bond to and cover the front of unsightly teeth. They are a more conservative treatment than a crown and can often be used as an alternative if the underlying tooth is strong and healthy. Veneers are excellent for treating chipped, discoloured, slightly misaligned or misshapen teeth or gaps between the teeth, especially if these defects affect the front teeth. A tooth that is too small or has irregularities can be successfully treated with a veneer.

Each dental veneer is custom-made for your needs; clients can add one dental veneer to their smile or change the appearance of a few teeth, without making the difference between the dental veneers and actual teeth overly obvious.

The best way to determine which option to choose is to speak with Dr. Hazouri to discuss your expectations, anxieties, aspirations, and budget. We firmly believe in responsible aesthetics. The best option is always the one that best fits your specific needs. Our dental team will recommend undergoing Teeth Whitening and a good clean if needed first to brighten your natural teeth as veneers cannot be whitened with teeth whitening. Following teeth whitening, our dentists can work with you to create custom composite resin or porcelain veneers to enhance your smile permanently.

An appointment typically depends on the number of teeth to be treated. To prepare each tooth, Dr. Hazouri will remove a thin layer, about the thickness of a fingernail, from the surface of the tooth. This allows room for the veneer to be glued into place later.

A local anaesthetic may be required during this step. An impression is taken of your teeth and sent to our In-House dental laboratory, who under the supervision of Dr. Hazouri will manufacture your veneers to fit your teeth.

Cementing of the new veneers occurs at the next appointment approx 1-2 weeks after your first appointment and may take a few hours. Dr. Hazouri will check on the colour and fit with you before finally bonding them into place.

The teeth are cleaned with a chemical that helps bond the veneer to the tooth. After the cement is placed between the veneer and your tooth, a UV light activates the cement to bond the veneer firmly. Colour can be altered by using varying shades of cement, so it is important that you discuss any changes you require before the final cementing is done. Once the veneer is bonded to the teeth, it is trimmed and polished.

Teeth will feel rough and strange due to their exposed, buffed surfaces. At this time, teeth may be more sensitive to air or touch and to hot or cold foods. They are also more likely to stain. Attention to hygiene is important during this time the exposed teeth can be covered with a temporary veneer if you wish, although this is not usually necessary and will increase the cost of the procedure.

Veneers are not a replacement for corrective dental procedures in people with overcrowded or badly misaligned teeth or upper and lower teeth that do not meet evenly. As healthy gums are essential to the success of veneers, daily attention to oral hygiene is important.

Composite Resin Veneers are applied to the surface of your teeth as a composite material. The material is then sculpted to the desired shape and set in place using UV light activation systems – much like a composite filling. This can generally be done in one appointment.

  • Application is relatively painless.
  • If the tooth underneath is strong enough, veneers can be a simpler and cheaper alternative to crowns.
  • Veneers are resistant to stain due to age, tea, coffee or smoking.
  • The porcelain and the cement used in the cementing process are strong, making veneers comparable in strength to normal teeth.
  • When applied professionally and cared for regularly, veneers can last for many years.
  • Porcelain will not decay.
  • A veneer cannot be repaired if it is damaged or if the gum shrinks away from the top edge.
  • Veneers tend to be relatively expensive.
  • A small amount of tooth must be removed during preparation.

Composite Resin Veneers are applied to the surface of your teeth as a composite material. The material is then sculpted to the desired shape and set in place using UV light activation systems – much like a composite filling. This can generally be done in one appointment.

10yrs+ average expected life span5-6 yrs of average expected life span.
colour will not change over time.Colour WILL change over time.
Is stain Resistant.They are not stain resistant
Can cover virtually any imperfections such as gaps, chips and stains.They can also cover virtually any imperfection such as gaps, chips and stains.
Very durable and scratch resistant.They can chip and break over time.
Has very similar texture and feel as real teeth.Has very similar texture and feel as teeth.
You can choose the shape and colour of your new smile.They can be completed in 1 visit.
AdvantagePercelain VeneersComposite Veneers
Average Expected Lifespan10 Yrs+5-6 Yrs
Colour Will Not Change Over TimeNoYes
Stain ResistantYesNo
Can Cover Virtually Any Imperfection Such as Gaps, Chips & StainsYesYes
Durable & Scrach ResistanceYesYes
Similar Texture & Feel As A Real ToothYesYes
InvestmentMore ExpensiveLess Expensive
Treatment Can Be Completed In Just One VisitNoYes

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