Solutions to smile about
We understand how important it is to feel confident about your smile. If you’re constantly self-conscious and hiding your teeth, dental veneers offer a smart smile solution, providing a long-term, dramatic aesthetic option. Veneers can correct a single problem tooth or provide a complete smile-makeover; lessening gaps and rectifying crooked, stained or broken teeth. Before you make your decision, why not brush up on some basics.
A simple and painless way to change your smile, every veneer is made from an ultra-thin material, customised to conform to the front of your teeth. Without invasive, time-consuming and costly orthodontic work, these solid solutions mimic the look of your natural teeth. Veneers deliver reliable, instant results that can completely transform your smile.
Types of VeneersChoosing between porcelain or composite veneers comes down to personal preference and budget. When you book an appointment at Smile by Design, our team will work with you to address the pros and cons of each option within the context of your lifestyle and budget to empower you in making the right choice with your treatment. Veneers can correct the appearance of teeth that are:
Stained | Discoloured | Misaligned (gaps, spaces, or crowding) | Narrow or short | Broken
Veneer Treatment ProcessWe believe in being up front about costs. That’s why our dental treatments are straightforward, so you’re not horrified by hidden expenses that can break your budget. On your initial visit, Dr Tam will conduct a thorough assessment and consultation in order to discuss how you’d like to transform your smile. Taking your objectives on board, he’ll then provide a detailed treatment plan, clearly listing all expenses related to your choice of dental veneer therapy. Where applicable, we also have dental payment plans and Afterpay available for certain treatments. If you decide to go forward with the treatment, we’ll also take impressions of your teeth at this visit.
Depending on the kind of veneer you decide on, we may see you for your next appointment up to two weeks later. This is when you’ll have your permanent veneers applied or be given the option to try them to see it they’re suitable. Because there’s no need to prepare the teeth, your application appointments will always be quick and comfortable.
Otherwise known as ‘white fillings,’ these affordable veneers are made from resin and can be closely matched to your adjacent teeth. Because they’re designed to be fitted during a single appointment and can last up to 5 years if cared for, composite veneers will save you time and provide a fast and dependable cosmetic solution. Bear in mind that this kind of veneer is often used to correct only a few teeth and if you love your coffee, this porous option may not suit you as much as porcelain veneers.
Made from thin layers of glazed porcelain, these veneers appear translucent and natural. Whilst the investment is a little higher, than composite veneers, they are a stronger, longer-lasting option, which won’t stain as easily. Because they look like natural teeth, porcelain veneers are more appropriate for treating your entire smile and can be fixed in place quickly and easily, requiring only a couple of quick, painless visits.