Get porcelain veneers in Perth WA
Transform the appearance of your teeth, without having to undergo major dental treatment, with custom porcelain veneers (a.k.a. teeth veneers or dental veneers) from Tuart Hill Dental in Perth.
Using high-quality dental veneers, our cosmetic dentists in Perth can create the look of whiter, straighter teeth and a gapless, natural smile without extensive orthodontics or lengthy treatments.
However, should you require major treatment; we have a number of carefully selected specialist partners (orthodontists, oral surgeons and periodontists) we can refer you to for more complex cases.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a custom-made thin slither of porcelain that is bonded over a patient's teeth. Very light preparation of the teeth is required and as such this is a non-invasive procedure, often not requiring any needles.
The gum margins of dental veneered teeth are engineered to be as thin as possible so that they won't irritate the delicate gum tissue. Porcelain veneers are translucent and can be used to improve the appearance of natural teeth.
They're also regarded as a non-invasive treatment option because they can readily change a tooth's colour and shape without requiring substantial tooth preparation.
Achieve your perfect smile with porcelain veneers
Our Perth porcelain veneers can be used to address teeth that are:
- Worn, broken or chipped
- Misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped
- Unsightly, permanently stained or with missing fillings
- Irregularly spaced or with gaps in-between
What’s involved in getting porcelain veneers?
Obtaining porcelain veneers is a simple, painless process and typically requires just two visits to our clinic. Each visit will usually take between one to two hours depending on your needs.
- Initial consultation - To get the smile you want, the first step is to discuss what you would like to achieve with your dentist. At your first appointment we will assess your teeth, work out a treatment plan and take some impressions.
- Fitting - At your next appointment the veneers are fitted and if satisfactory, will be bonded into place. The results are instant and spectacular.
Depending on your treatment plan you may have other cosmetic dentistry treatments such as teeth whitening or crowns fitted along with veneers. We will also evaluate the placement of veneers at your follow-up appointment and answer any questions you may have about your new smile.
Porcelain vs. composite dental veneers
You may be wondering what the difference is between porcelain and composite dental veneers. We'll explore these differences in-depth below.
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell custom-made to fit over a tooth. These types of dental veneers have the following advantages:
- They are durable and sturdy
- They have a natural appearance
- In comparison to a crown or cap, less tooth enamel must be removed
- They are more resistant to staining
At Tuart Hill Dental, we recommend porcelain veneers to our patients as they are stronger and more natural-looking than composite veneers, offering the best value for money. Additionally, these types of veneers can also be used for minor misalignments or crooked teeth.
Composite veneers involve attaching a tooth-coloured filling material (composite resin) to the tooth to create a veneer. Composite veneers have the following advantages:
- Typically, less tooth enamel needs to be removed than for crowns or porcelain veneers, which means fewer trips to the dentist
- In some cases, these veneers can be completed in just one appointment
- Cost less than crowns or porcelain veneers
- Composite veneers can be repaired easily, despite the fact that they are not as strong or wear-resistant as porcelain veneers
Caring for your porcelain veneers
Many people use porcelain veneers to achieve the attractive smile they've always desired. Even though porcelain veneers are extremely durable, you must ensure that they are properly maintained if you want them to last a long time.
If properly cared for, they have the ability to last for 10-15 years. Here are some pointers to assist you in properly caring for and maintaining your veneers.
- Practice good oral hygiene - The best thing you can do to keep your veneers in top-shape for many years is to practise good oral hygiene. Not only will this extend the life of your veneers, but it will also keep your mouth healthy. Even though porcelain veneers do not decay like natural teeth, some areas of the teeth may be exposed and susceptible to decay. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is required.
- Use a soft toothbrush - When brushing your teeth with porcelain veneers, make sure to use a soft toothbrush. The polish of your veneers can be harmed by hard-bristled toothbrushes. Avoid toothpastes that include hard abrasives because they can damage your veneers as well.
- Avoid biting into hard foods- Although porcelain veneers are long-lasting, they are not as strong as natural teeth. Avoid chewing on harsh items like ice, fingernails, pens, or pencils. If you chew on something hard, your veneers may chip or become damaged.
How much do porcelain veneers cost in Perth?
Porcelain veneers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, all of which have an impact on the pricing. Dental veneer pricing in our Tuart Hill dental clinic in Perth start from as low as $450.
Health insurance for dental veneers Perth
Your health insurance may reimburse you for your veneers in Perth, depending on your provider and level of coverage. Although your health insurance refund is unlikely to be for the full amount, it is worth speaking with your health insurance provider to see what you might be eligible for.
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