Porcelain Veneers In Kew
Creating gorgeous smiles
Have you looked in the mirror and noticed that your smile isn’t as good as it can be? If so, you might want to consider porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dental procedures available today. Not only do porcelain veneers address the problem of staining and wear, they can also correct crowding and spacing problems. In short, porcelain veneers can dramatically enhance the aesthetics of a smile.
Dr Kosalram routinely restores her patients’ smiles to make them appear more aesthetic, harmonious and beautiful. With the appropriate placement of dental veneers, we can create a perfectly aesthetic smile, thus, increasing your confidence and quality of life. Many of our patients have benefited from this service. Contact us at Melbourne East Prosthodontics to find out more about transforming your smile.
What are porcelain veneers?
Otherwise known as dental veneers or dental laminates, they consist of wafer-thin, shell-like coverings (about the thickness of a contact lens) which are inserted onto the surface of teeth using a resin cement. While modern veneers are designed to be thin, their strength is comparable to that of tooth enamel, giving them the ability to last for many years.
The porcelain veneers that we insert are manufactured locally by trusted laboratories in Kew and Melbourne. They have a natural translucent quality similar to that of enamel, the outer covering of teeth. In addition, they are resistant to staining.
Some of the problems that can be resolved using dental veneers are:
- Stained teeth
- Poorly shaped teeth
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Worn teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gappy or spaced teeth
Veneers can be inserted for most adult patients and are usually carried out with minimal tooth preparation, thus conserving tooth structure. Our processes start with comprehensive treatment planning, implementation and end with insertion, followed by prompt reviews to ensure that you receive a natural-looking smile that lasts for a long time.
Patients can enjoy a flawless, healthy smile in as few as 2 visits.
We start this process by scheduling a consultation visit to understand your requirements of appearance, size, shape, colour and any other characteristic that you might like to achieve with your smile. Dr Kosalram will consult with you to discuss the best colour, shape and size that will be suitable to your appearance and facial type.
During the first visit and after a local anaesthetic is administered, a minimal amount of tooth enamel is abraded. Records are then taken. This is done to ensure that your veneers are fabricated to fit perfectly and sit flush with your existing tooth structure. While your permanent restorations are being fabricated, temporary restorations will be inserted for a short period of 2 weeks (approximately) until your permanent porcelain veneers are ready. Veneers will be fabricated by trusted laboratory technicians who are located in Kew and the surrounding suburbs of Melbourne.
At the final visit, a try in of the new veneers will be organised. Upon approval of the colour, shape and appearance of the veneers, the permanent porcelain veneers are inserted. Minor changes might necessitate an additional visit within 1-2 days time.
What are the benefits of dental veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive way of solving many dental imperfections. Porcelain veneers offer great advantages due to the following reasons:
- With proper care, quality veneers can last more than 15 years
- The procedure involves very little or no discomfort
- They provide a natural-looking and cost-effective alternative to dental crowns
- You can choose the perfect shape, colour and structure for that flawless look
If you would like to find out more about porcelain veneers, our practice can help you. Please contact us at Melbourne East Prosthodontics in Kew to book a consultation.
V Case 1 MMc
This patient presented to us in 2016 complaining of options to improve his smile. He had discoloured teeth in the upper front area of his jaw.
V Case 2 KK
This patient presented to us in 2017, complaining of worn upper front teeth, she pointed to her upper central incisors which were very short- the dentine had been exposed.
V Case 3 LW
This patient presented with teeth that were missing on the right and left sides of her lower jaw. In addition, she also had loose teeth in the lower front area of her jaw.