Wellness Tips | 11 October, 2021

Thinking about Veneers?

A happy, confident smile is often the most memorable feature of an individual's appearance. If you’ve met someone with dental imperfections or in contrast, impeccable teeth, chances are you them noticed almost instantly!

For this very reason, cosmetic treatments have become increasingly popular and are often a fantastic way to boost your self-confidence as they can very easily improve the appearance of your smile while restoring the natural function of your teeth.

If you’ve been looking in the mirror and have noticed you have stained, discoloured teeth or chip or crack you’ve been wanting to fix dental veneers could be an excellent solution to completely transform the appearance of your smile, leaving you with natural looking teeth and the boost of self-confidence you’ve been looking for!

What are Veneers?

Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available and as technique and technology have evolved over the years, they have become thinner and more natural looking! Veneers are one of the few treatments that are completely customizable, allowing you to work closely with your dentist to create your dream smile. Whether that be fixing a single tooth or multiple teeth, in consultation with your dentist, you can tailor the shape and even the shade of your teeth, bringing your dream smile to life!

Did you know?

Veneers can treat multiple dental concerns including decay and crowding all at once!

Can Anyone get Veneers?

Generally, if you take care of your oral health, you’re the ideal candidate for veneers. Having said that, veneers are most common in improving specific aspects of your teeth such as:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Yellow or discoloured teeth
  • Unusually shaped teeth
  • Crooked teeth or gaps (in some cases veneers can be a good alternative to orthodontics if you do not want to endure the lengthy treatment time of braces)

The best way to find out if veneers can give you a brighter smile is to book a consultation with your local dentist!

How much do veneers cost?

The cost of your veneers will depend on the complexity of your individual case and the type of veneers that you get. Your dentist will recommend a treatment option best suited to you and give you an estimate of the price as well as payment options during your consultation visit.

What does the veneers’ process involve?

It’s an easy process for your dentist to apply veneers. Your transformation will involve a simple treatment that usually takes three appointments spanned over the duration of about four weeks.

Appointment One: Smile consultation time! This is where your dentist will provide a simulation so you can visualize your new look! Your dentist will encourage you to discuss the aesthetics you’re after!

Tip: Do your research and show your dentist a photo of your dream smile!

Appointment Two: Your teeth will be prepared, and temporary composite veneers will be placed! Think of this appointment like test driving a new car. Over the next week or so, you can test run your new smile! The temporary veneers will allow you to provide feedback on any changes you would like your dentist to make before the final veneers are made

Appointment Three: Get ready to debut your new smile! During your last appointment your dentist will bond your veneers into place with a special bonding cement!

Looking after your veneers

Think of your veneers exactly like your natural teeth! The life span of your veneers will depend on many factors including your dental hygiene routine and how well you look after your mouth. We recommend regular dental check-up and clean appointments to take the best care of your veneers. 

By now you’ve probably gathered how life changing veneers can be! If you have a dental issue or if you’re just looking to repair a few minor aspects of your teeth, veneers can cosmetically transform your smile and instantly change your appearance. Say ’hello’ to self confidence today with your brand new smile!