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Enhance Your Smile with Dental Veneers

by | Jan 30, 2024 | Dental Veneers

enhance your smile with dental veneers

Dental veneers are a very common treatment to improve the appearance of individual teeth and overall smiles.

They are relatively simple to place and can dramatically improve the shape, size, form, and colour of your teeth, giving many patients a smile makeover in a very short time.

But what are dental veneers, what do they do to your teeth, and do they protect your teeth?

Patients want to know, and we’re here at Bondi Dental to provide some answers!

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, hollow shells made of composite or porcelain that are applied over your front teeth for two underlying reasons:

  • To protect the tooth that lies beneath, but more often,
  • To improve the way your smile and teeth look.

Veneers come in two kinds: composite and porcelain veneers.

Composite veneers are generally more inexpensive than their porcelain counterparts, and they are usually built upon existing teeth, layer upon layer, as the patient sits in the dental chair.

The upside is that composite dental veneers can be placed in only one visit, which helps keep costs down and reduces treatment time.

Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are generally fabricated in a dental laboratory and can come very close to the translucency and lustre of a healthy natural tooth. Porcelain veneers are also quite strong and rugged.

What are the Benefits of Dental Veneers?

Protecting the underlying tooth against dental caries, also called cavities or tooth decay, is one of the many advantages of veneers. They protect teeth against the acid bacteria produce, which causes holes in teeth.

Are cavities still possible?

The short answer is “yes”. Just as with your natural teeth or any other dental treatment, one commitment that dental veneers come with is an ongoing practice of good oral hygiene.

Estimates have it that after a decade, about half of all dental veneers fail in some aspect.

Veneers can wear down (for instance, due to tooth grinding), may come loose, or may be harmed in some other way. One way to avoid this is to practise good oral hygiene.

As with natural teeth, your first line of defence is brushing, flossing, and rinsing at home.

With the help of Bondi Dental, routine check-ups, scales, and cleans are also part of oral hygiene that maximises the lifespan of your veneers and keeps decay away from the teeth below.

Dental veneers are not recommended if you already have a high risk of tooth decay. You will likely be given dental or prosthodontic treatment to reduce the decay risk before veneers are even considered.

As veneers are in the front of the mouth, patients tend to inspect them more closely, which is another reason the risk of decay is relatively low.

If you suffer from tooth decay after the placement of a veneer, the decay is generally easy to treat. A tooth-coloured bonding agent may be the answer on newer veneers, while older dental veneers may simply be replaced.

Are you considering dental veneers?

Suppose you have unattractive teeth for primarily cosmetic reasons. Dental veneers might be a great choice to restore your smile while protecting your teeth against decay and spurring you to improve oral hygiene.

Your best step is to schedule a visit to your Bondi Dental office for a consultation. We can help you achieve healthier teeth with a better smile!

The Dental Advantage in Bondi

Bondi Dental is in the Eastern Suburbs – Bondi Beach, Bondi in Sydney.

Our skilled dental professionals have over 60 years of combined experience in all fields of dentistry.

Dr Haddon Suttner is the owner and principal Bondi dentist at Bondi Dental. Since 2007, the practice has expanded to employ four other dentists and an OHT, with 2 in-house lactation consultants.

Bondi Dental has free parking behind our building and offers a FREE Dental Cosmetic Consultation, including a complete dental check-up.

Call (02) 9365 7187 or request your appointment online.

Visit us at 134 Curlewis St in Bondi Beach.

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