Your teeth are one of the first things people see when they look at you. Your teeth not only say something about your health but also make up a big part of your smile. Thus, it is important to take good care of them at all costs.
Fortunately, there are solutions to whatever dental issue you’re experiencing. Whether you need teeth whitening, wisdom teeth extraction, or teeth veneers in Springvale, we at Springvale Dental Smiles can help you achieve a more natural, brighter smile.
What Are Teeth Veneers?
Teeth veneers are a cosmetic solution that covers up damaged or discoloured teeth. Made of porcelain or composite resin, they use a very thin layer of white material called a liner.
When you go in for veneers, the dentist adds colour to the tooth by applying bonding agents, in some cases using special appliances, before covering it with the veneer material. This process usually creates a perfect match for your natural teeth, restoring their shape and size.
What Tooth Problems Can Veneers Treat?
Teeth veneers may be used to improve the appearance of a single tooth or multiple teeth. In either case, porcelain veneers provide a long-term solution to cosmetic tooth issues that cannot otherwise be fixed. The most common reasons people seek veneers include:
- Broken teeth.
- Decayed teeth.
- Misaligned teeth.
Teeth veneers can also repair minor dental problems, such as small chips and cracks on your teeth.
How Long Do Teeth Veneers Last?
Dental veneers are designed to last for many years, as they cover up the entire tooth layer. They only need replacement if they are damaged by large cracks or chips or if you wish to change their colour.
What Are the Steps in Applying Veneers?
Step 1: Prepare the teeth. The first step includes making sure that there are no other hidden problems with the teeth. After inspection, the dentist trims the teeth for a better fit of the veneers.
Step 2: Take the shade and mold for your new veneers. A shade guide helps match the natural colour of your teeth, after which the dentist uses molding to make an exact copy for your new veneers.
Step 3: Evaluate before the cementation process. In some cases, temporary veneers are placed while you wait for the new veneers. If necessary, the dentist may have to make small adjustments, such as resizing, so that the veneers fit properly.
Step 4: Bond the veneers. Once the veneers show a good fit, it’s time to bond them to your prepared teeth. The dentist uses a bonding agent and cement to put the veneers in place and then exposes your teeth to a curing light to seal off the bond.
Note that after the process you may need to revisit the dentist for a follow-up appointment to make sure the veneers don’t pose any problems.
After these steps, you’ll be ready to show off a bright white smile. Call us now at (03) 9546 1127
to book an appointment and get teeth veneers in Springvale.