Does the gap between your front teeth bother you? Is your tooth enamel yellowed and dull?
Could your otherwise healthy smile look younger and fresher? It can with porcelain veneers from Lightwood Dental in the Ferntree Gully area.
These super-thin ceramic shells beautify teeth marred by defects such as deep stains, spaces, mild crowding, and chips.
And getting veneers is easier than you may think! The thin porcelain shells, which only measure about half a millimetre, can transform your smile in just a couple of visits.
If you want to fix the imperfections in your teeth with veneers, Lightwood Dental is here to help.
When to Consider Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a great option for patients who want to enhance the appearance of their smiles without undergoing numerous, advanced dental procedures.
Some of the flaws that can be corrected or concealed by porcelain veneers include:
- Mild crowding or dental misalignment
- Discoloured teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Worn teeth
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- Rotated or crooked teeth
Porcelain veneers can fix these problems by:
- Covering aged, discoloured, or darkened teeth
- Masking worn or stained teeth
- Closing gaps between two teeth
- Adjusting the shape or size of tooth
- Hiding crooked teeth
- Fixing a gummy smile
Dental Veneers Procedure
Dental veneers usually require two appointments. First, your dentist will assess the condition of your teeth and mouth to determine if you’re a good candidate for veneer treatment. The procedure begins with a small amount of enamel reduction from the affected teeth – approximately half a millimetre is removed. The tooth is roughened with phosphoric acid.
The dentist then takes impressions of your teeth and sends them to a dental laboratory for the fabrication of your permanent veneers. You will receive temporary veneers until the permanent veneers are ready. On your second visit, the permanent veneers are fitted. Your dentist will evaluate the comfort and fit of the veneers before permanently bonding them to your teeth.
Dental cement is used to attach the veneers
Taking Care of Your Veneers
Caring for your veneers requires the same daily brushing and flossing as your natural teeth, but consider special toothpaste and a softer toothbrush. You’ll also need to have regular dental cleanings, which can perform by your dentist or dental hygienist at follow-up visits. If you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, a nightguard can protect your veneers during sleep. Also, take care when eating staining, sticky, or hard foods, which might damage your veneers.
Premium Veneers in Ferntree Gully
Veneers are a great option for your smile. The results are truly astonishing and the transformation of your smile will surely boost your self-esteem. Visit Lightwood Dental today to discover if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Experience the amazing aesthetic and dental benefits of veneers today! Call us on (03) 9758 2099 or book your appointment online.