Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells that attach to the front of teeth.
Each veneer is individually designed and constructed from cutting-edge materials that look like natural teeth.
At Deer Park Dental Surgery we use veneers for:
- Close small gaps
- Rehabilitate chips and surface cracks
- Correct stubborn discolouration
- Straighten minor misalignment or crookedness
- Balance mismatched tooth sizes
- Level uneven tooth shapes
Three Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Deer Park Dental Surgery will help you achieve a whiter and brighter smile.
Here are some advantages to help you decide on getting your veneers:
- Porcelain veneers look and feel natural. They look like natural teeth, only better! The shade can be adjusted according to the natural colour of the teeth.
- Porcelain veneers are simple to take care of. You take care of porcelain veneers just as you take care of your natural teeth. They don’t stain as quickly as natural teeth.
- Minimally destructive. Some cosmetic treatments, such as dental crowns, require the reduction of nearby teeth. For porcelain veneers, your dentist will shave an extremely small ½ millimetre from the front surface of your teeth, so the veneers fit in with nearby teeth. Porcelain is a biocompatible material; it doesn’t harm surrounding tissues.
What Do Veneers Generally Cost?
Dentists typically quote porcelain veneer prices on a per-unit (per-tooth) basis, which means if you have them placed on all six of your front teeth you should expect the cost to be six times your dentist’s basic per-tooth fee. (There’s usually little discount just because multiple teeth are being treated.)
The quote that your dentist gives you most likely includes the cost of temporary veneers, but to avoid any unpleasant and expensive surprises, you should be sure to ask. The good news is that in some cases they are not needed.
The first step you should take is to contact your insurance company, although it is likely that veneers will not be covered, as they are cosmetic.
Still, it’s always worth asking your insurance companies, as some may be able to pay a part of your cost.
There is one case in which your insurance company might be a great deal of help – if you’ve been in an accident that has damaged your teeth and this is the reason you need veneers; they might cover your veneers as part of a therapeutic treatment.
Should I Shop Around For Porcelain Veneers?
The answer is, “Of course, but not too much”. While price should be one consideration in choosing a cosmetic treatment, it should be far from the sole one.
What you should be comparison shopping are dentists you can trust to do a great job in giving you porcelain veneers that will look great, last as long as possible, and get a great followup.
There’s no substitute for experience and skill when getting your smile perfected. Ask about the level of expertise in making and placing veneers.
No two teeth are the same, and your veneers need to perfectly fit your teeth, while also matching the teeth surrounding them.
Concerning veneer lifespan, the quality of the veneer materials, the quality of preparation, and the quality of the bond to your tooth play a critical role in determining the longevity of your veneers.
Aesthetically, the quality of the veneer and its preparation are most important. Aesthetic issues are choosing the proper colour, shade, overall shape, transparency, and thickness of the veneer. The veneer should also be matched to surrounding teeth, your lips, and how your bites meet when your mouth is closed.
So, although technical skills are important, artistic talent is also a requirement or your veneers may not match your expectations. Veneers are a complex treatment that does not fit a “one-size-fits-all” approach.
So, by all means, shop around and seek a variety of opinions, but not just opinions about the price. Choose a dentist that you know who does quality work before getting veneers. Porcelain veneers are functionally permanent, so you need to get them done right!
In most cases, the price for replacement porcelain veneers is the same price your dentist currently charges for new (initial) cases. Nothing about replacing laminates makes the job easier or quicker, so the full fee is called for.
This potential replacement cost is just another reason you should get your porcelain veneers from a trusted, experienced practice like Deer Park Dental Surgery!
There’s nothing like sitting down with your Deer Park Dental Surgery dentist for a consultation to determine what your porcelain veneers should be and what they should cost.
Finally, there’s that particular element that makes some dental practices better at what they do.
There is no one word for this – really, it’s a combination of things including skill, artistry, compassion, science, and experience. And Deer Park Dental Surgery offers every bit of that!
If you’re considering porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of your teeth, give us a call!
Care For Your Porcelain Veneers
To take care of your porcelain veneers, continue following your oral hygiene routine, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash.
Remember that, just like your natural teeth, your veneers will break if you bite on hard objects. Avoid using your teeth as a tool for opening objects.
The Deer Park Dental Difference
Deer Park Dental Surgery delivers outstanding patient care and customer service to the growing community in Deer Park and its surrounding areas
Our location is strategic as we are located in a busy medical centre in Brimbank Shopping Centre. We are also open on Saturdays, which cater to your family needs.
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