Dental Veneers Parramatta
Dental Veneers is a type of aesthetic dental treatment to improve the shade, shape, and sometimes position of the patient’s teeth to improve one’s smile. While it is considered an aesthetic treatment, it can often protect underlying teeth and is sometimes used to treat heavily worn down front teeth to restore the anatomical form and protect the underlying weakened structure.
Here in Parramatta Dentistry, we currently have a website special for Dental Veneers.
Payment Plan Available:
Composite Veneers: Interest free payment plan from $30/week
Porcelain Veneers: Interest free payment plan from $57/week
The current dental composite resin we use for dental veneers is 3M ESPE’s Filtek Supreme XTE, rated the best dental composite resin by many product reviews and studies.
Composite resin veneers show good initial aesthetic, but is traditionally believed to be an inferior material due to wear properties of resin and staining susceptibility. These concerns have been lifted by many opinion leaders in the field of dentistry and composite resin is showing promise especially when used for aesthetic treatment.
With the introduction of nano-ceramic composite resin with advanced matrix system, the wear resistance, strength, and polishability have been greatly improved and is often comparable to dental ceramics. Unfortunately there is little long-term studies on composite resin veneers in terms of longevity but anecdotally many dentists report success exceeding the 3-5 year period.
4 main types of dental ceramics for the treatment of Dental Veneer:
- Feldspathic Ceramic (conventional porcelain),
- Lava Ultimate (resin-nano ceramic),
- Emax (best track record as veneer ceramic), and
- Zirconia (best for masking dark underlying tooth structure as very opaque, but bonding protocol complicated and is not easily adjusted in the mouth).
The dental ceramics are known to possess higher fracture resistance and wear resistance than conventional dental composite resin, but the lack of adjustability and reparability, with the exception of Lava Ultimate, can become a potential problem.
Dental ceramics are expected to last longer than 10 years of clinical lifespan, but a small percentage of cases may experience premature failure of bonding (veneer coming off), chipping and fractures, and occasional accelerated wear of opposing dentition due them being harder than normal human enamel.
Generally this is a decision made by the patient based on cost. Composite Veneer is more affordable and the procedure is faster; however, it does not last as long as Porcelain Veneers as the material is vulnerable to stain, and chipping.
Porcelain veneer is a better option if you can afford it financially or take out a payment plan. Also, Porcelain generally stain less and is more durable to Composite Veneers as Composite Veneers is more prone to chipping.
Emax has been proven to be one of the best dental veneer material, but it often requires multiple visits as the material requires many steps of furnace firing and characterisation by a dental lab (our Hornsby Dental practice has a furnace and can prepare up to 2 veneers in a single appointment, if any more is required we recommend taking an impression).
- Mock up
- Veneer prep appointment
- Separate cementation appointment, if getting porcelain.
Possibly, depending on individual cases, you can discuss this with your dentist during a consultation.
They are fixed, however, maintenance and replacement will be needed in the future, in seven to twenty five years, depending how well you look after and maintain them.
Porcelain Veneers don’t ruin your teeth; your teeth may have to be reshaped to accommodate the veneer as the veneers are attached to your original teeth to enhance their natural and beautiful appearance.
Some tooth structure may need to be reshaped to accommodate for the veneer.
With proper care and routine hygiene maintenance, Porcelain Veneers can last up to 25 years; Composite Veneers seem to have shorter lifespan due to its material.
Yes but it’s not common. Veneers can fall off due to cementation issues, ageing process or physical contact with the teeth.
Porcelain Veneers are permanent while Lumineers don’t last as long and is reversible.
Veneer is a long term investment in enhancing your appearance to create a natural-looking beautiful smile as well as increasing your confidence and ability to feel good about yourself.
Item # 015, 074, 556 per porcelain veneer; 526 per composite veneer