Porcelain veneers | The Dental Room, Balwyn North, Melbourne


Fix dental problems with porcelain veneers

Dentists meet many people who feel uncomfortable or self-conscious when they smile. It’s often simply because their teeth aren’t what they used to be. Porcelain veneers can be that ‘fix’ for many people.

Not everyone is blessed with pearly white teeth at every age. Some don’t visit the dentist often or just have general problems with their teeth and gums that they just don’t treat.

Whatever your age or the lifestyle you lead, it’s important to know that your teeth, just like the rest of your body, can experience the classic ‘wear and tear’. Drinking red wine and coffee often can lead to your teeth attracting stains which can be hard to fix.

The process is simple.

What are porcelain veneers?

Ultra-thin shells of porcelain or ceramic can be applied to fit over your tooth or teeth. Dental veneers can help recreate the natural look of your teeth. Not only that, they can add extra strength and resilience that far surpasses that of the natural tooth enamel. It’s not just a cosmetic fix; porcelain veneers can also be used to alter the shape, size and colour of your tooth.

Porcelain veneers can be used to fix many dental problems, including stained, discoloured or worn down teeth. They can also be used to help fix teeth that are not in the right position and have slightly rotated.

Veneers and cosmetic dentistry

Perhaps you just want the look of your teeth to be taken to the next level and have a better, brighter smile. Whatever your situation, porcelain veneers can improve the look of your teeth and help protect and strengthen them too.

Dentists also use dental veneers in combination with other treatments, including Invisalign. Invisalign can be described as an invisible way to strengthen teeth without the metal or wires needed for braces.

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What to do first

Before you decide on repairing your smile with porcelain veneers, it’s best to arrange for a comprehensive smile evaluation with your dentist of choice. As dentists, we need to understand what you want and need and how we can best deliver it.

Once this dental check occurs and an evaluation has been done, the next step is to get some study moulds done of your teeth. From here, we pass the mould over to a ceramicist who puts it all together and hands us what we call a ‘wax up’. This is not common practice at many dental care facilities but we believe it helps our clients envision what their new smile will look like.

The ‘Trial Smile’

Once everything’s been prepared, we can then discuss what the porcelain veneers will look like. We also do what we call a ‘trial smile’ where we are able to place that fabric on the teeth.

This is a great way for you to see what the dental veneers will look like before you make the investment.

Want to learn more about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic options? Check out our cosmetic treatments page by clicking here.