If you and your dentist decide that dental veneers are the best option for you, you will need to participate in treatment planning to determine the best course of action for your treatment. Treatment planning will include discussion about the appropriate preparation of your teeth for the dental veneer deemed the best option for you as well as a discussion about what is needed in order for your dental veneer to look and fit properly
Treatment planning allows you to become actively involved in your dental veneer procedure and overall “smile design”. During your treatment planning, you should inform your dentist of your preference for the shape, colour or shade, length and width – your experienced North Sydney Dental Practice dentist can also provide recommendations as to what will look best and suit your needs. We take the time to understand your individual preferences which can range from a very subtle, natural look to a glamorous, bright, “Hollywood’’ smile.
Composite resin veneers are a cost-effective solution for a short to medium term result. The results can be very good, but not as natural, precise and brilliant as porcelain which offers the best looking results. This is because composite resin is applied directly onto the teeth, rather than a model, with fewer colours/shades available.
In some situations however, such as small chips at the edges of your teeth, composite veneers can be perfectly suitable. This is because they can be thinner and also require less of your natural tooth to be removed before placement, allowing your dentist to give you a conservative solution.
Composite veneers can often be done in a single appointment. Your dentist will apply a layer of shaded composite directly onto your teeth which is then shaped to the desired appearance. Once the correct shape is achieved, the composite is hardened with a special light, then finished and polished to complete the procedure.
Dental veneers offer a number of cosmetic and functional advantages.