High Dental is the best Dentist in Melbourne for cosmetic procedures including composite & porcelain veneers. In many cases, we find that some patients are not quite satisfied with their smiles and want whiter, better-looking teeth. We are a leading provider of porcelain veneers in Melbourne and we are here to help you improve your smile.
What are Veneers?
A veneer is a thin laminate of ceramic which is placed over the surface of teeth to protect the underlying surface. Veneers can be made to ideal proportions and hence can:
- Close unsightly Gaps between teeth
- Mask cracks and worn teeth
- hide unsightly tooth malformations or discolorations
Porcelain veneers are created from a mould of your teeth. The veneers are carefully hand fabricated by our experienced and highly skilled dental technician. Porcelain veneers are durable and more stain resistant.
Composite veneers are made from a resin that is shaped and then hardened using a curing light. Composite cost less than normal veneers. However, they may not last as long as porcelain veneers as they can pick up stain over time. They average roughly 5 to 7 years.
What does the Procedure Involve?
Every patient should begin with a comprehensive examination in order to determine if you are suffering from any oral health problems that must be addressed prior to the procedure. In addition, the dentist may also help you to select a tooth colour for your veneers.
Aside from the initial consultation and planning, (which is carried out over 1-2 short visits) the veneers are most often prepared and finished within just two visits to the dental clinic over a period of two weeks. The visits range from 1-3 hours depending on the extent of the makeover.
The treatment procedure will differ depending on whether you have opted for composite or porcelain veneers. For porcelain veneers, the dentist will make a mould of your teeth and will have the mould sent to a dental laboratory where the veneers will be professionally designed. For composite veneers, the dentist will apply a resin to your teeth, shape the resin and then apply a curing light for hardening, followed by shaping and polishing.
What Do the Porcelain Veneers Cost?
Porcelain veneers average at $1500 per tooth. However, with proper care, they may last 15 years or significantly longer than that. If veneers are required for several teeth, financing options with Denticare is available to help you make your dream smile a reality!
In addition to veneers, we also provide in chair tooth whitening at High Dental. We will discuss the ideal colour of your teeth before fabricating the veneers. If you are considering veneers, make an appointment today to find out more about this procedure.