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Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers Richmond

If you want a permanent solution to fix a discoloured, crooked or misshapen tooth, then dental veneers can help. Our experienced team here at Elevate Dental Richmond Melbourne will do a thorough dental examination and evaluation to see if dental veneers are a solution for you. And with our unique Trial Smile service, you can be confident that you will be happy with your results.

 

What are Dental Veneers?

 

Dental veneers are an extremely thin, custom-made covering for a tooth. Often made of porcelain, these thin shells improve a smile and can be made to match the shape and colour of your natural teeth. They are often used to quickly improve alignment or colour of one or two teeth without the need for extensive orthodontic treatment, and in some cases are used as an effective solution for when only one tooth is out of line or discoloured.

If you want a permanent solution to fix a discoloured, crooked or misshapen tooth, then dental veneers can help. Our experienced team here at Elevate Dental Richmond Melbourne will do a thorough dental examination and evaluation to see if dental veneers are a solution for you. And with our unique Trial Smile service, you can be confident that you will be happy with your results.

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are an extremely thin, custom-made covering for a tooth. Often made of porcelain, these thin shells improve a smile and can be made to match the shape and colour of your natural teeth. They are often used to quickly improve alignment or colour of one or two teeth without the need for extensive orthodontic treatment, and in some cases are used as an effective solution for when only one tooth is out of line or discoloured.

Michael N

Had a great experience at this office. Really happy with the results, and looking forward to visiting regularly!

Michael N

Am I a Candidate for Dental Veneers?

 
While they are an efficient and natural-looking option to cosmetically fix a smile, they may not be the solution for problems such as:

Aligning a series of crooked teeth
Crowded teeth
Teeth with cavities
A tooth that has undergone a root canal treatment
Teeth that have shifted due to gum disease
In many of these cases, we may be able to fix the problem first and then add a dental veneer. But if this solution is not right for you, be assured that our team of experienced professionals here at Elevate Dental will find the right fit for you.

So, who is a candidate for veneers? The following are typical problems that can be fixed with veneers:

Tooth discolouration

While teeth whitening is a solution for some, certain types of tooth stains cannot be fixed with the tooth whitening procedure. This is where the porcelain veneers can help. While the veneer does not actually change the colour of the tooth, the new cover will be free of stains and match your natural teeth.

Fix Small Gaps

Dental veneers can be made slightly wider than the natural tooth it is covering, which will effectively hide a small gap. The veneer will be shaped and coloured to match your natural teeth so nobody will know you are wearing it.

Mild Crookedness or Crowding

Veneers cannot be used on very crowded teeth because there simply isn’t enough room. But in cases of mild crowding veneers can help by masking the appearance of crookedness, resulting in a straighter row of teeth.

Misshapen Teeth

Sometimes teeth may become worn due to tooth grinding or other damage, which can make it smaller than your other teeth or change the shape of it. When one tooth doesn’t match in shape, size or colour it can affect your entire smile. A dental veneer is the perfect solution that can effectively cover the tooth to blend in with the rest of your teeth, for a natural and beautiful smile.

Trial Smiles

 
We offer a Trial Smile service for our patients to test run their new teeth before committing to veneers. With the trial smile, we create temporary veneers that you wear for one to two weeks, allowing you to get the feel, action and look of your potentially new teeth. This dynamic representation of the new smile will give you confidence that you are absolutely happy with your new smile before the work is done.

Trial Smiles

We offer a Trial Smile service for our patients to test run their new teeth before committing to veneers. With the trial smile, we create temporary veneers that you wear for one to two weeks, allowing you to get the feel, action and look of your potentially new teeth. This dynamic representation of the new smile will give you confidence that you are absolutely happy with your new smile before the work is done.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

 
Along with the cosmetic improvement of a smile, there are some functional benefits with dental veneers like a more comfortable bite. While each patient experiences benefits that are personal to them, in general, they include:

They cosmetically improve your smile to your liking
They feel and look natural
More protection from decay and damage
Easy maintenance, they are strong, and porcelain is stain-resistant
Durability – they are made to last
Repairable – damage is rare, but if a veneer should become chipped, we have a number of options to repair it

The Dental Veneer Process

 
When you decide to get veneers, we will go over the entire process with you and do a full dental examination. Once we determine they are the right solution for your situation, we may take x-rays or do a scan of your teeth to ensure there are no hidden problems. We want to ensure your veneers are comfortable and last a long time, so if we do find dental problems like infection or decay, we can treat those problems and then create your veneers.

When we know veneers are right for you, we can make temporary mockups, so you can experience our Trial Smile service. This will ensure that when complete you are happy and satisfied with the work. And when you inform us that the veneers are the right choice, here’s what you can expect during your dental veneer appointment:

Your misshapen or damaged tooth will be shaped and polished for the veneer
We will place the veneer onto your tooth and ensure it is a tight fit to help avoid future problems
Once in place, the veneer will be smoothed and polished to match your natural teeth

Dental Veneers Care and Maintenance

 
Dental veneers are made to be as close to your natural teeth as possible, and caring for them will ensure they last a long time. Fortunately, porcelain is not porous and very durable, which means with proper care they will not only last, but the extra protection of the porcelain shell will be more resistant to stains and other problems that natural teeth experience. General care should include:

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Brush twice a day and floss thoroughly and gently every day
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Use a dentist-recommended mouthwash
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Do not chew on ice or other hard objects
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Talk to your dentist about a mouth guard if you grind your teeth or play sports
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While your veneers may be more resistant to staining, the natural teeth around them are not, so limit food and drinks that stain

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Achieving the smile you’ve always wanted is more affordable than you may think. We provide transparent pricing and flexible payment options to give you the confidence that Elevate Dental is the right choice for your dental needs.

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Call Today

 
If you are ready to fix a tooth or enhance your smile, call us on 1300 2 SMILE today and schedule an appointment. Our experienced team will do a full exam and evaluation to see if you are a candidate for dental veneers.

Call Today

If you are ready to fix a tooth or enhance your smile, call us on 1300 2 SMILE today and schedule an appointment. Our experienced team will do a full exam and evaluation to see if you are a candidate for dental veneers.
Peter O

What a professional and friendly team at Elevate Dental Richmond. Dr Judith’s infectious smile is matched only by her highly competent dentistry.
Richmond is lucky to have such a caring practice! Thanks, guys.

Peter O

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