Your dentist may recommend this option for the following types of teeth:
- Poorly shaped
- Slightly crooked
- Severely discoloured
- Ones with little enamel
- Blemished or chipped
- Ones with gaps or spaces between the front upper ones
Veneer procedures are considered cosmetic dentistry and all four participating dentists at Dentists@Burswood can apply veneers in a simple, comfortable procedure that takes just a few visits.
Typically dental veneers require minimal removal of tooth enamel compared to crowns. The process is considered to be permanent and usually irreversible. A thin veneer is placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth and bonded with a light-curing process. Mimicking natural existing teeth and appearing unnoticeable patients are advised to consider teeth whitening options to complement this cosmetic dental service. Teeth and gums also must be free of active periodontal disease and decay.
Like any changes to the structure of your natural teeth you will be advised to change some small dental no-no’s such as biting your nails, chewing hard objects like ice, etc. Patients who grind or clench their teeth may compensate the risk of breaking a veneer by wearing a fitted splint (similar to a mouth guard) whilst sleeping. Good oral hygiene each day with brushing and flossing will help maintain your oral health along with regular visits to the dentist every six months.