What is it? What are they for? Do I need them? Cost?
Typically, people choose to get veneers for cosmetic reasons, particularly if they wish to improve the appearance of their front teeth. For instance, they may be unhappy with their discoloured teeth, poor shape and size, crooked teeth, chipped or broken teeth.
Veneers can be made from Ceramic (Porcelain) or Composite (Plastic Filling) materials which are bonded onto the prepared front surface of teeth to camouflage these cosmetic problems. Ceramic Veneer being custom made by a master dental technician is far superior in its quality than a Composite Veneer – in terms of “imitation of natural teeth appearance”, stain resistance and strength for long term use.
A prosthodontist who has undertaken formal advanced postgraduate training in dento-facial and smile analysis can determine what you really need after initially assessing your teeth. Our experienced team at Perth Prosthodontics will help you create a natural and pleasing smile.
As good as it sounds, not everyone needs veneers. In some cases, other less invasive options are available. For example, the best solution to your presenting problem may be orthodontic treatment (braces) and teeth whitening instead.
Should veneers be a good option for you, the next question that comes to mind is often cost. Simply put, the cost of veneers really comes down to the number of veneers required, the type of material (Ceramic vs Composites), and the expertise of the prosthodontist and master dental technician. When it comes to good and long-lasting dental work – high quality material must be used, all aspects must be carefully planned and meticulously performed – nothing can be spared.
Please contact us today to find out more about veneers.
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