At Ashton Avenue Dental Clinic, we understand that looking beautiful and feeling confident are intimately connected. Veneers are an effective and popular restorative treatment that can improve the appearance of your teeth in as little as three sessions.
Beyond their beautiful appearance, hand-crafted porcelain veneers available at our Claremont Clinic offer a range of advantages:
Porcelain veneers are a good solution for addressing the following cosmetic concerns:
Create the illusion of straight, evenly-spaced teeth with porcelain veneers. They can be used to close small gaps so that your smile is more even.
If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw, or are suffering from tooth damage due to exposure to acidic substances, you may have noticed that your teeth are worn down. Veneers can improve the appearance of a weakened or eroded tooth.
Discover a straighter, more uniform smile with porcelain veneers. They can be used to align your teeth so they appear more natural and evenly spaced.
If you have unsuccessfully attempted to remove stains from your teeth using whitening treatments, porcelain veneers will be able to hide any discolouration or blemishes. Our dentists will find the perfect shade to match your natural natural teeth.
Everyone deserves a beautiful smile. You can’t put a price on confidence, so keep in mind that we offer flexible payment options. Our payment plan solutions for porcelain veneers include Denticare and NDP. We accept all major Health Funds and are preferred providers for Bupa, HBF and HCF.
For accurate pricing on cosmetic veneers in Claremont, please contact our clinic to book an appointment for a consultation.
Our dentists will sit with you to collaboratively discuss a personalised cosmetic dental plan to create your perfect smile. Once they have ensured you are a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers, they will take x-rays and images of your mouth and jaw, and make an impression of your teeth.
In this session, our dentists will show you the digital smile design created using your current teeth and how it may look post-veneers. Once you are happy with the final design, we remove about half a millimetre of enamel from the surface of your teeth to facilitate application of the veneers. We will clean, polish and etch your teeth to establish a great foundation on which to adhere the veneers.
Your dentist will permanently bond the hand-crafted veneers to your teeth using state-of-the-art equipment. Once your dentist has checked to ensure the veneers are perfectly placed, you can eat and speak with confidence, you’ll be ready to share your smile with the world.
There are many reasons why you may need or want porcelain veneers. Basically, it is to improve the appearance of your smile and front teeth. Veneers are, in fact, designed to straighten slightly crooked teeth, and/or restore chipped or damaged teeth and whiten your smile when regular whitening isn’t an option.
Family inherited appearances: Some people have slight crowding in their front teeth, where they don’t want braces. Others may have gaps or discoloured spots or even unusually shaped teeth.
Trauma: some have had an accident at some point where they have chipped or cracked their front teeth or required a root canal, causing the tooth to go grey.
Childhood antibiotics: Although not as common these days, certain antibiotics given to children had been known to leave horizontal stains on front teeth. In most cases, bleaching is ineffective. Porcelain veneers have been found to be very effective in improving these people’s smiles.
Wear and tear: With age, our teeth will wear down. This can deteriorate a person’s smile and self-confidence. Veneers are a great option to improving a person’s smile.
The first visit is the longest. Depending on how many teeth are being prepared, it can last between one to two hours. This visit involves preparing the tooth for space to glue the veneer. Usually, 0.5 mm of a tooth is reduced, depending on the situation. A local anaesthetic is used for the patient’s comfort. Information about the patient’s mouth is also gathered so that the technician making the veneer shell can make it as accurate and suit the individual’s mouths as possible. Some of this information includes taking impressions of the persons upper and lower teeth, a measurement of how their teeth come together, the shape required by the patient and of course the colour and brightness. At the end of the visit, the patient is made a temporary plastic shell to cover and protect the area of the tooth that has been reduced. This is to ensure there is no sensitivity and that the teeth appear reasonable until the result is inserted. Because it is simply temporary, the patient should be careful always over those two weeks.
Visits 2 & 3:
The final visit is to try the veneers in, make sure they fit well and that the shape, appearance and colour are satisfactory to the patient. Sometimes, adjustments are required, or the technician needs to see the patient for him/herself, and it may require a third visit. Assuming all is good with the try in of the veneers, it is then the time to cement the veneers in. The procedure is very moisture sensitive, so the dentist may numb the area for the convenience and comfort for the patient. Once they are cemented, they then need to be trimmed exactly to the patient’s bite and polished accordingly.