Dental Porcelain Veneers, Canberra City
What Are They?
A porcelain veneer is a very thin piece of dental porcelain that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. It is often used in Cosmetic Dentistry to change the appearance of a tooth, by changing its shape, colour or alignment. It is also used to repair small to medium fractures in front teeth.
What Is Important To Know About Dental Porcelain Veneers?
- Dental porcelain is a versatile and attractive material that can be customised to match nearby teeth, or to create a whole new look. It looks very similar to dental enamel and gives teeth a very natural appearance;&
- Dental porcelain veneers are very thin, often less than half a millimetre thick. A dentist usually shaves a similar thickness off the front of a tooth in order to place a veneer over it.
Dental Porcelain Veneers at Lasting Impressions Dental
Our dentists work closely with you to find out your expectations about the final appearance of your teeth. They then write a detailed prescription describing the desired shade/s, enamel characterisation and sometimes include a digital image of adjacent teeth.
The dentist then prepares your teeth with great care and takes accurate, detailed impressions (dental moulds). These impressions are sent to our highly skilled dental technician who specialises in dental porcelain. The technician uses the prescription to create your veneers, which your dentist will bond to your teeth at your next visit.
If you would like to discuss dental porcelain veneers with a dentist in Canberra City, contact Lasting Impressions Dental today.
More Detailed Information About Dental Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain is a hard and wear-resistant material, but it is also brittle and can chip or crack. People with porcelain veneers are advised to avoid chewing fingernails or pens, using teeth to open packets and nibbling hard foods like chop bones, pork crackling and peach stones.
Porcelain veneers should be cleaned just like natural teeth via brushing and flossing. Your dentist will check them at each dental checkup.
With care, porcelain veneers will last for decades. Many factors affect the lifetime of porcelain veneers, including the individual’s chewing habits, presence of teeth grinding, dental and oral health, and traumatic injury to the teeth.