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Dental Veneers: Everything You Need to Know

Your smile speaks volumes about you. A happy smile is a confidence-booster that can light up a room. That’s not all; a beautiful, healthy smile also makes a powerful statement.

However, dental issues like discoloured, misaligned or cracked teeth can affect your smile and cause insecurities. But, what if we told you that you can still achieve your dream smile regardless of these issues? Introducing dental veneers – a quick yet effective cosmetic dentistry solution to fix imperfections and enhance smiles!

What are Dental Veneers? 

Your smile is too precious to hide, and dental veneers are your solution to a happy, beautiful smile that you can show off with pride. 

Made from tooth-coloured porcelain or composite resin materials, veneers are thin, custom-made shells. They are bonded to the front of your teeth to cover up cosmetic imperfections or flaws in your smile while protecting your teeth from further damage.  

This versatile treatment is used to treat a range of cosmetic concerns, such as:  

  • Discoloured teeth 
  • Gaps in your teeth 
  • Slightly misaligned teeth 
  • Chipped or worn teeth 
  • Cracked or broken teeth 

Types of Dental Veneers

We have two types of dental veneers: 

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are made from dental porcelain, a material that not only protects your teeth but also provides a natural-looking appearance. They are crafted with precision by a specialist prosthodontist in a laboratory before being bonded to your tooth. To ensure a perfect fit, we will prepare your tooth by shaving off a small amount of your enamel. The end result is a highly stain-resistant and long-lasting new smile that can last up to 15 years or more with proper care. 

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers, on the other hand, are a quick-fix solution. Made from a tooth-coloured composite resin material, they are bonded directly onto your enamel. Once the composite resin is placed on your teeth, it will be sculpted to the desired shape and hardened using a special light. We will polish and adjust the veneers for the finishing touches, giving you a bright and beautiful smile. It is a convenient and cost-effective solution that gives you a flawless smile in just one visit!  

If you are looking for a minimally invasive treatment, veneers are your solution! Both porcelain and composite veneers provide the same aesthetic improvement, but composite veneers tend to be less durable and less stain-resistant than their porcelain counterparts. 

What are the Advantages of Dental Veneers? 

1. Improves the appearance of your smile

Dental veneers can restore the appearance of your smile by addressing a range of cosmetic issues like discolouration or misalignment. Tailored to perfection in terms of colour, shape and size of your natural teeth, they seamlessly blend in, leaving you with a natural-looking smile.

2. Long-lasting results

Made from durable materials, both porcelain and composite veneers can stand the test of time, withstanding the daily forces of biting and chewing. They can last much longer with proper care and maintenance. 

3. Quick & effective fix for busy lifestyles 

Tight schedule? No worries! With dental veneers, you don’t have to wait for weeks to enhance your smile. Porcelain veneers typically take around 2 weeks, while composite veneers take just one visit, giving you an instant confidence boost!

4. Minimally Invasive 

With very little tooth preparation involved, dental veneers require less enamel removal. This ensures your natural tooth structure is protected while providing a brighter, straighter, aesthetically pleasing smile. 

5. Easy maintenance

Maintaining your veneers is a breeze. All you need to do is stick to a consistent oral hygiene routine that includes daily brushing and flossing and regular dental check-ups every 6 months. Avoid hard and staining foods and wear a nightguard recommended by your dentist if teeth grinding is an issue to prevent damage to your veneers.

Schedule a consultation with our friendly dentists at PMD to transform your smile. Worried about eligibility? Don’t worry – if you have healthy gums, good oral health and healthy tooth enamel, there’s nothing to stop you from getting the royal treatment your smile deserves.

Your picture-perfect smile awaits with our cosmetic dentistry treatments!