Veneers

A veneer is a thin layer of tooth coloured material which is placed over your
natural tooth to mask the underlying enamel.

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Veneers are designed to enhance the appearance of your teeth by:

The procedure is usually completed in two visits which is a simple and relatively quick route to improve your smile. The first part of the procedure involves the dentist removing a small amount of enamel from the front of your tooth and the second appointment the veneers are fitted into place. At Mildura Family Dental we tailor veneers to suit your age, shape of your natural teeth and facial features to ensure the best natural-looking aesthetics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are placed over the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They can be made of porcelain or composite resin.

You may need veneers if you have teeth that are stained, chipped, cracked, misaligned, or unevenly spaced. Veneers can also be used to improve the shape or size of teeth.

The lifespan of veneers can be affected by a variety of factors. While porcelain veneers are typically more durable and longer-lasting than composite resin veneers, proper care and maintenance are essential for maximizing their lifespan.

In addition to maintaining good oral hygiene practices and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups, it is important to protect your veneers from night-time teeth grinding, which can cause damage or premature wear. To help prevent this, your dentist may recommend the use of an occlusal splint, a custom-made device that fits over your teeth and provides a protective barrier during sleep.

By taking these steps and following your dentist's recommendations for care and maintenance, you can help ensure that your veneers last as long as possible and continue to enhance the appearance of your smile for years to come.

The work should be protected for night time grinding with an occlusal splint.

The process for getting veneers typically involves two to three visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the teeth are prepared by removing a small amount of enamel to accommodate the veneers. An impression of the teeth is then taken to create the custom veneers. During the second visit, the veneers are placed and adjusted for fit and comfort. In some cases, a third visit may be necessary to ensure proper fit and appearance.

The process of getting veneers typically involves some discomfort or sensitivity, but local anesthesia can be used to numb the area and minimize pain. After the procedure, you may experience some soreness or sensitivity, which should subside within a few days.

You should care for your veneers by practicing good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. You should also avoid chewing on hard objects or using your teeth to open packaging, as this can damage the veneers.

Yes, veneers can be removed if necessary, but this may involve some damage to the underlying tooth structure. Talk to your dentist if you are considering veneers and have any concerns about their permanence.

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