Veneers provide a solution to a number of cosmetic concerns in one convenient treatment. When patients opt for full veneers treatment, they can often achieve celebrity-style results.
Veneers are thin shells that cover the front of the tooth and look very natural with your smile. Patients may opt for a single veneer to cover a damaged or misshapen tooth or they may choose to have eight veneers or more, based on their goals.
Decay and gum disease will negatively impact restorative dentistry. We will always address any underlying oral health conditions first for the best results.
Why Choose Veneers
Since veneers cover the front of the tooth, they can disguise common imperfections like:
- Slight misalignment
- Spaces between teeth
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Deeply stained teeth
- Shortened teeth
In addition to improving aesthetics, veneers can add length and guidance to teeth that have been broken by trauma or a teeth grinding (bruxism) habit. Veneers and crowns are often recommended together in full mouth cases to open the bite and restore comfort and function.
Composite is the material we use when applying fillings. It comes in a variety of colours to match natural teeth and is made of a durable combination of microscopic glass particles and plastic.
Composite veneers are more affordable and are similar to bonding. Aesthetically speaking, they do not have the same glossy and translucent look as porcelain, but provide a nice alternative for single teeth or small imperfections.
Natural-Looking Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are beautiful and completely natural looking. Dr Justin Ward ensures that veneers will fit comfortably, function properly with the bite and jaw, and match the size, shape and symmetry of the face.
Designing a new smile is exciting! It also takes some planning and decision making between you and Dr Ward. It’s a good idea to discuss your ideal smile with him, so he can design your veneers to match your vision.
Once your new smile is in progress, Dr Ward can create temporary veneers that will give you a chance to try out your new smile. At this point, final adjustments to the bite and appearance of the veneers can be made.
Choosing the Perfect Colour
If you wish to have a whiter smile, Dr Ward may recommend professional teeth whitening to lighten your natural teeth first. Since porcelain veneers will not whiten in the same way as natural teeth, this is a great place to start.
Protecting Your Smile
As with natural teeth, your dentistry depends on good oral health for longevity. Regular home care along with professional dental cleanings and exams will be the best insurance for your smile.
If you grind your teeth, a custom night guard can protect your veneers and your teeth from wear.
Planning the Perfect Smile
You likely have a number of questions about veneers and the possibility of a new smile. Please contact our Coffs Harbour dental clinic to arrange a cosmetic consultation with Dr Ward. We are honoured to help you have the smile of your dreams.