Why would you need veneers?
If your own teeth have large fillings, or gaps, or are damaged/discoloured in any way , then veneers can be used to mask your own underlying tooth and improve your smile. We often recommend veneers if you have a dark tooth with a dead nerve after a root canal treatment or if you are born with weak enamel.
What are traditional ceramic or porcelain veneers?
This is where a false nail of porcelain is placed on top of your own natural tooth. They are made of ultra strong porcelain or ceramic materials and are chip and stain resistant.
How do we prepare your tooth for traditional veneers?
Usually a very thin layer of enamel is removed in order to make space for the veneer. A temporary veneer is placed for approximately 1 week when your new veneer is being made by our lab technician. Ceramic veneers can last 10-15 years if you look after them well . If you grind your teeth, you need to wear a grinding guard to bed to protect your veneers from chipping at night. One of our friendly cosmetic dentists can discuss with veneer option is most suitable for your needs.
Composite Veneers – Same Day Veneers
This is where the cosmetic dentist at Frazer Dental adds a composite material – the same material used white fillings to your own tooth to improve the shade and colour and even length of your own tooth. Composite veneers are less expensive than porcelain veneers but they don’t last as long and typically need to be replaced every 4-6 years. Both types of veneers look really well and can be used to help you achieve your dream smile.