Porcelain Veneers

Looking for a way to transform your smile and boost your confidence? Porcelain veneers might be the answer you’ve been looking for! At Portarlington Dental, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services such as porcelain veneers, to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of porcelain that are custom-made to fit over the front surface of your teeth. They are designed to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, stained, chipped, or misshapen. Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment because they offer a quick and effective solution to many common dental problems.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

There are several benefits of porcelain veneers, including:

  1. Natural appearance: Porcelain veneers are designed to mimic the look of natural teeth, so they blend seamlessly with your existing teeth.
  2. Durability: Porcelain veneers are strong and durable, so they can last for many years with proper care.
  3. Stain-resistant: Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining, so you can enjoy your favourite foods and drinks without worrying about discolouration (think of your porcelain plates vs plastic plates).
  4. Minimally invasive: The process of getting porcelain veneers is minimally invasive, and it typically requires only two visits to the dentist.
  5. Versatility: Porcelain veneers can be used to address a wide range of dental problems, from minor cosmetic issues to more significant structural problems.

The Porcelain Veneer Process

Getting porcelain veneers typically involves two visits to our dental office near you. During your first visit, we will examine your teeth and discuss your goals for treatment. We will then take impressions of your teeth and prepare them for the veneers. This involves removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface of your teeth to make room for the veneers.

Once your teeth are prepared, we will take another set of impressions and send them to a dental lab, where your custom veneers will be made. This process typically takes a few weeks, during which time we will provide you with temporary veneers to wear.

Once your custom veneers are ready, you will return to our office for your second visit. We will remove your temporary veneers and bond your new porcelain veneers to your teeth using a special adhesive. We will then make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable and natural fit.

Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers

Caring for your porcelain veneers is easy! Simply brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, and be sure to schedule regular dental check-ups to ensure that your veneers remain in good condition. Avoid biting down on hard objects, such as ice or fingernails, and avoid using your teeth to open packages or bottles.

Porcelain Veneers in Portarlington

If you’re ready to transform your smile with porcelain veneers, contact Portarlington Dental today to schedule a consultation. Our experienced dental team will work with you to determine if porcelain veneers are the right option for you and will provide you with the care you need to achieve the beautiful, confident smile you deserve.