Considering Porcelain Veneers? Sunbury-based Lotus Smiles Dental Can Help

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, then you might want to consider porcelain veneers. Sunbury patients tell us that after experiencing porcelain veneers they have restored confidence and a new lease of life.

Veneers in Sunbury – A perfect cosmetic dentistry solution for problem teeth!

A combination of lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking coffee and red wine, plus other personal factors can over the years result in teeth that are heavily stained or blemished. Fortunately, our dentist in Sunbury can use a variety of modern cosmetic dental techniques to improve the appearance of your smile and your teeth. One of the most effective of these is dental veneers. Sunbury patients who opt for this treatment are amazed at how natural their restored smile looks.

What are porcelain dental veneers?

Dental veneers are wafer thin shells of porcelain that fit over the front surface of the tooth to conceal stains, chips, and cracks. Customised to fit your teeth they can also be used to close gaps and make your smile straighter. In comparison to lengthier restorative treatments, they’re a fast and effective way to improve your smile with very little downtime .

The benefits of porcelain veneers in Sunbury

This cosmetic dental treatment is excellent for:

  • Disguising discoloured or chipped teeth
  • Treating slightly misshapen or misaligned teeth
  • Closing gaps in the smile, particularly when it affects the front teeth
  • Treating a tooth that is too small or has irregularities

They’re a more conservative option than a dental crown and are often recommended by our Sunbury dentist if the underlying tooth is strong and healthy.

Care and Maintenance of Dental Veneers

If dental veneers are maintained and taken well care of, then they can ideally last for up to 10 years or more. Following certain preventive measures on a regular basis can help you maintain them for the longest time.

Regular brushing and flossing:

Although veneers are stain-resistant, you still need to brush and floss them regularly to keep them in good shape and looking great. However, it is important to know how to brush and floss with veneers. Do ensure to avoid aggressive cleaning of veneers as you would usually do with your natural teeth, else you might damage your veneers by causing chips or cracks.

Avoid potentially harmful foods and bad habits:

It is recommended to avoid any kind of food that can affect your veneers and natural teeth such as ice cubes or hard candy. They can equally cause damage and unsightly chips and cracks. Also, it is necessary to refrain from bad habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco that are harmful to your oral health. They can highly stain your natural teeth and veneers, losing your pearly white shine.

Regular dental check-ups:

Apart from the above measures, it is also vital to see your dentists regularly. Your dentist will advise and enlighten you on how different substances can damage veneers and help you to retain their shine for years to come.

To sum up, minimal efforts are needed to maintain veneers that enable you to flaunt a beautiful healthy smile. If you have any queries about dental veneers, feel free to reach out to our expert dentists in Sunbury.

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What’s the procedure?

If you’re considering veneers in Sunbury, then the first step is to arrange a consultation with the friendly dental team here at Lotus Smiles. Our dentists will discuss your treatment options and decide on a treatment plan that meets your dental needs and smile goals. Since porcelain can’t be whitened, we would normally recommend that you get teeth whitening first.

Usually two visits are required to prepare the teeth and fit the veneers.

To prepare each tooth our Sunbury dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front surface to make room for each veneer to be bonded into place. This is a permanent procedure and can’t be reversed. You may require a local anaesthetic for this stage of the procedure. An impression is then taken of your teeth and sent away to the dental lab, so that your porcelain veneers can be made.

The second visit will be for a fitting and to check your bite. Once everyone’s satisfied with the feel and appearance, your permanent porcelain veneers are cemented firmly into place.

If you’d like to learn more about porcelain veneers in Sunbury and whether they’re the right dental treatment for you, then why not book a consultation with the team here at Lotus Smiles. Call our dentist in Sunbury today on (03) 8732 7377. We look forward to giving you a beautiful smile you can be proud of.

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Melton, Mickleham, Gisborne, Clarkefield, Diggers Rest