Dental veneers in Neutral Bay, Sydney

This fantastic procedure can revolutionise your smile. Veneers are able to change the colour, length and shape of your teeth and make minor adjustments to their positions.
They come in two forms:

1. Those placed directly at the time of your appointment and are made of tooth-coloured plastic like material. These are called direct composite veneers.

2. Those placed in a two appointment process where they are shaped and formed out of your mouth and then cemented at a subsequent appointment 10 days later. These are called indirect porcelain or composite resin veneers

Direct resin
In general direct resin dental veneers are used when there are small changes that need to be made to the shape or colour of the teeth. Briefly their advantages are that they are immediate, safe, and economical. Their disadvantages are that they do require replacement at varying intervals and regular maintenance to keep them looking fresh and beautiful, although for those concerned about the cost of porcelain dental veneers they do represent outstanding value for money.

Indirect porcelain
These are the preferred method of any significant veneering of your teeth due to the extremely natural appearance longevity and low maintenance. Porcelain dental veneers are thin tooth-coloured layers of porcelain that precisely fit over the front surface of your teeth. They are an effective treatment option to dramatically change the shape, colour and size of your teeth and the appearance of your smile. They can be used to treat chipped, gapped, stained, misshaped, misaligned, cracked or generally unsatisfying teeth.

The advantage of porcelain is that it mimics the appearance of the enamel. The finished product is readily polishable and result in an excellent gum response. The only disadvantage is that they take a few weeks to make. At a diagnostic appointment we discuss in detail the changes that will be made and often we carry out a mock-up on your teeth so you can visualise the changes that are to be made and how that will work to improve your smile.

The teeth are prepared through the removal of a thin (0.33mm—1mm) layer of the surface of the tooth to create enough room. Your veneers are expertly designed using experience, innovation and accuracy to suit your individual requirements. This may also involve our ceramist who creates the dental veneers, in Sydney, at a specialist laboratory. While they are being made you will be wearing temporary replacements which will replicate your new smile. The finished product will be cemented after 10 days and you will walk out with a brand new smile.