What are tooth veneers?
Tooth veneers are thin coatings that go over the front and biting surface of your teeth. They permanently bond to your teeth and improve their appearance.
These coatings are one of the most common types of cosmetic dental treatments. They hide discolouration and protect cracks from getting worse. They can even close gaps or make your teeth appear longer.
Why might you need a tooth veneer?
Patients may need these coatings if their teeth:
- Are cracked or shipped
- Have stains or discolouration
- Are irregularly shaped
- Are crooked
- Need to be longer
- Have gaps
Some patients just need one to address their issue. Others may use them to transform their entire smile.
Ceramic vs Composite Veneers
Typically, tooth veneers are made of either ceramic or composite. These materials are similar in that they:
- Are thin coatings
- Are custom-made to match your teeth’s natural colour/shape
- Improve aesthetic appearance and offer protection
- Cement permanently to your teeth
That being said, these materials have their differences. Here’s a breakdown of each:
Ceramic, also known as porcelain, is the strongest option. The material will last you many years as it is very resistant to cracking and chipping. Other benefits of ceramic include:
- It is easy to maintain
- It is naturally translucent, allowing it to look just like a natural tooth
- It will never discolour, even with age
- It provides a precise fit
Composite isn’t as strong as porcelain, but it is still a good option for cosmetic treatment. The resin (plastic) material has stain resistance and looks similar to your natural teeth.
Other perks of composite include:
- It is less expensive than ceramic
- It can be ready at your first appointment
Which one should I choose?
Deciding between ceramic and composite will depend on your situation.
Our team is here to help you choose the one that’s right for you—contact us today to book your consultation!
What’s the procedure for tooth veneers in Sunbury?
When you get tooth veneers in Sunbury, we always start with a consultation. This will allow us to examine your teeth and get an idea of your desired outcome.
The rest of the procedure will look different depending on which material you pick.
At your first appointment, we will take impressions and a small sample of your tooth enamel. We will send these off to the lab to create a custom-made ceramic veneer. In the meantime, we will fit you with a temporary veneer.
At your second appointment, we will fit make any necessary adjustments to your permanent veneer and cement it on.
If you are getting a lab-made composite veneer, the process will look similar to getting a ceramic one.
With composite, you may be able to get it during your first appointment. We will help you determine which option is best for you!
Contact Us Today for Tooth Veneers in Sunbury
Need tooth veneers in Sunbury? Contact our team today! Our services will help you regain confidence in your smile.