Small additions for major improvements
Our first option for all patients is to make sure you have healthy teeth and a great smile. We often talk about having your teeth brightened and straightened to achieve a great look without having to work on bigger procedures . We can achieve wonderful results that have a lower cost of care and fewer replacements over time. Once you place a veneer, you are committed to changing them every 10-12 years.
Read on to find out more information about our porcelain veneers treatment in Sydney. If you have any more questions afterwards about the procedure or the different types of veneers available, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are indirect, laboratory-made facings for your teeth. They are usually very thin and are used to enhance the appearance of a misshapen tooth, close a gap between two teeth or hide a stubborn internal stain.
Porcelain veneers can give your smile a fantastic improvement, and can last over 10 years, but only when maintained properly with regular preventative care. They do involve reducing some of your natural teeth and are irreversible.
Composite veneers vs. porcelain dental veneers
At The Dentist, when we want to avoid reducing your natural tooth structure, we may suggest direct, composite resin veneers. These can be placed by our dentists in one visit and can be non-invasive.
The appearance of composite and porcelain veneers is often very similar, however, their lifespan is not. Composite veneers last around 5 to 7 years when maintained properly. The Australian Dental Association has a full site of dental information on whitening, dental crowns and cosmetic dental veneers.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers have developed into one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments in recent years. They don’t just give you a Hollywood smile, they also have numerous other benefits and can improve a number of common conditions that affect the teeth, including:
- Close spaces or gaps between teeth
- Repair chipped or misshapen teeth
- Improve the appearance of stained or discoloured teeth
- Lengthen short or worn-down teeth
- Mimic natural teeth in aesthetics and function
- Correct misaligned teeth
- Transform your smile
- Blend with your natural tooth enamel
- Very stain resistant
Who are good candidates for
dental veneer treatment?
If you have good overall oral health and plenty of tooth enamel but have chipped, stained, misaligned or gappy teeth, then you may be a good candidate for dental veneers, especially if you’ve already tried other less invasive methods to brighten and straighten your teeth.
However, it’s important to note that if you have cavities, gingivitis or broken teeth, you are not considered a good candidate for dental veneers.
Are porcelain veneers the right choice for me?
Everybody and every tooth are different, which is why at your initial consultation your cosmetic dentist will assess you and go over the risks and limitations of all the options available. Once you understand your options you will be able to make the right choice for you.
If you have questions let us know, as the more you know the more control you will have over what you want to do. We encourage all our patients to seek a specialist opinion – we work alongside some of Sydney’s most lovely and caring specialists.
Process of getting porcelain veneers
with us at our Sydney clinic
At your first appointment, we will examine your teeth and discuss your options. If it turns out that dental veneers aren’t suitable for you, we’ll talk you through all of your other treatment options. If you are a candidate for dental veneers, we’ll talk you through all of the details of the treatment and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Mock-up of veneers
After it’s been decided that veneers are right for you, we’ll create a mock-up set so that you can check the look and feel of your veneers and suggest any changes you’d like to make.
Preparation of dental veneers
Your cosmetic dentist will then prepare your teeth ready for your final veneers. After this, we will fit temporary veneers to your teeth and add the finishing touches to match the correct colour and ensure your veneers are natural-looking.
Review your new veneers
Your porcelain veneers are then fitted and any final adjustments are made to ensure they look exactly how you like them.
Bond the final veneers
The final stage sees your porcelain veneers permanently bonded onto your teeth and your new winning smile will be complete.
New Patient Offer
1st Visit comprehensive Examination,
Check-up, Teeth Cleaning for New Patients
(including Full exam, images, x-rays, clean, polish and fluoride treatment)
How much do dental veneers cost in Sydney?
Resin/Composite veneers cost between $600 to $1000 and porcelain veneers cost between $1500 to $1800. However, this is a guideline, so we recommend coming into the clinic for a consultation so we can provide you with a more accurate quote. Please note that we are an independent practice and accept all private health funds.
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Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh
Dr Catrina Carroll
Dr Vinaya Sunkersett
Roya Broojerdi (Faridi)
Dr. Yvonne Chow
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Below you can find the most frequently asked questions about our porcelain veneers in Sydney:
This is often a common misconception as no, porcelain veneers do not damage your natural teeth. They are designed to fit over your teeth and enhance their appearance.
Yes, veneers are covered by private health insurance as they fall under the “major dental” category of your dental extras cover.
Porcelain veneers are stronger, last longer and stain less than composite veneers.
The colour, shape and size of veneers that will be right for you, will depend on a number of factors. This is why we ensure we take the necessary steps to enable you to choose the perfect ones.
No, porcelain veneers do not hurt. As the procedure is minimally invasive, most patients report no pain or discomfort at all during treatment. The only preparation required is the removal of a thin layer of enamel from your teeth.
At The Dentist at 70 Pitt Street, we work closely with Australia’s best ceramicists, who take pride in producing beautiful, natural-looking veneers, crowns, and bridges for our patients. They personally see every patient who requires cosmetic treatment and make every effort to understand what patients expect from their veneers.
If you have cavities, gingivitis or broken teeth, you are not considered a good candidate for dental veneers. In this case, we will discuss other treatment options that are more suitable for you.
No, porcelain veneers don’t require special care, they need the same care as your natural teeth (daily brushing and flossing). If you neglect your veneers you are likely to see gradual staining appear.
Porcelain dental veneers are in fact very stain resistant, even more so than your natural tooth enamel. However, it’s still important to maintain your veneers to ensure they last as long as possible and to ensure you maintain good overall oral health.
Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second
opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information.
Why Choose The Dentist at 70 Pitt Street
for your porcelain veneers in Sydney?
Your dental health is an essential part of your overall health care, which is why we at The Dentist at 70 Pitt Street pride ourselves on being both a friendly and affordable dental clinic. We believe there are lots of reasons you should choose to have your dental veneers with us, but we’ve narrowed it down for you:
- We offer numbing gel when you get your teeth cleaned
- We send you a calendar invite so your appointments are in your Work Diary (as well as a reminder the day before)
- You can choose the flavour of polish and fluoride, not everyone loves mint
- You can listen to your podcast or tunes when you’re having treatment
- We have appointments before 9 am and after 5 pm as well as on Saturdays to suit you
- We’re one of the only dental practices in Sydney with a full-time in-house dental hygienist dedicated to the prevention of tooth and gum disease
- We aim to be the greenest dentist in Sydney and we have a strong sense of community
- We have a range of payment options including HICAPS & payment plans
- You get to take home a new soft toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste at each of your preventative visits
Results that Matter
Below you can see some great results achieved after porcelain veneers were used:
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