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Things to Consider When Getting Your Dental Veneers


Dental veneers are thin cosmetic restorations that are usually the ideal treatment to mask a number of minor aesthetic issues. You can get whiter teeth and a straighter smile in a shorter duration of time! Whether part of a complete smile makeover or a standalone dental treatment, here’s what you need to consider when getting your veneers:

How many are needed

Veneers are primarily bonded to the front teeth in your smile zone, so when you smile, it’s usually these number of teeth that will require veneers. Most of our patients opt for 6 veneers to start with but it’s possible to get as many as 10 or more! `

Deciding the shape

Similarly to how teeth come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, so do dental veneers, giving you a range of options to choose from for your smile. We can help you decide and also show you photos of similar cases that have been completed to aid your decision.

Shade selection

Once again, there are several color options to choose from in order to match your natural smile exactly. Our dentist will match the exact shade in order to give you a restoration that smoothly blends in with the rest of your teeth.

Considering other dental work

Dental veneers are cosmetic restorations used to mask minor issues. They cannot protect your teeth from severe structural damage or large areas of decay. In this instance, fillings or crowns will have to be considered before the veneer process. A short examination will help assess if your teeth are free of tooth decay and healthy enough for veneers.

At Port Melbourne Dental, we’ve been helping our patients have healthier, beautiful smile for decades. Considering veneers? Trust the best dentists for the job! Call us to schedule your consultation today!