A beautifully perfected smile can inspire self-confidence and make a lasting positive impression. For many individuals, correcting bothersome dental flaws or recapturing a more youthful smile can be a life changing experience. To accomplish smile makeovers like these, we offers high-quality porcelain veneers that can create amazing results. Porcelain veneers can be used to cover a single tooth or a set of veneers to rejuvenate the appearance of your whole smile, this versatile procedure can deliver significant cosmetic improvements. Porcelain veneers can correct several types of tooth imperfections, including: Chips, Cracks, Misalignment, Gaps between teeth, Deep stains and discoloration Uneven or irregularly shaped teeth, Short or worn teeth. Dental veneers are designed to recreate the visible part of the tooth to change the tooth’s size, shape, colour, or other features. They are made of porcelain that is tinted to match natural dental enamel, and they are wafer thin to fit comfortably over the front of the tooth. Candidates for dental veneers include those with crooked teeth, teeth that are gapped, stained teeth, and chipped or worn teeth. We can use veneers as a part of an overall smile makeover that includes teeth whitening, orthodontics, or other treatments or procedures to not just enhance but transform your smile. Our practice is here to provide all-encompassing solutions for all things veneers. Whether you have a chipped, gapped, stained, or discoloured tooth, our solutions are applicable for any situation. Our approach to dentistry reflects our commitment to improving your smile and maintaining excellent health.”
1. If you have unhealthy teeth. Porcelain veneers cannot be placed on teeth where there is decay or active periodontal disease (gum disease). These conditions must be treated before porcelain veneers can be successfully fabricated and placed.
2. If you have weakened teeth. If a significant amount of tooth structure has been lost as a result of decay or fracture, or else already replaced by a dental filling, the tooth may not be a good candidate for a porcelain veneer. Porcelain veneers do not significantly strengthen the teeth on which they are placed. Teeth that have had a history of significant tooth loss structure are usually better off being treated by the placement of a dental crown, and not a porcelain veneer.
3. If you have an inadequate amount of enamel on the tooth. A porcelain veneer can only be successfully bonded onto tooth enamel. Some teeth, as a result of excessive wear or previous attempts at dental bonding, may have little or no enamel remaining on their front side. These teeth do not make good candidates for porcelain veneers.
4. If you clench or grind your teeth. Persons who clench and grind their teeth can make poor candidates for porcelain veneers. The forces created by these activities, termed bruxism by dentists, can easily chip or break porcelain veneers. Possibly a person can successfully control their bruxing habits during their waking hours, but during sleep a bruxer has essentially no control over this activity. If a person who bruxes does have veneers placed, they must be committed to wearing a plastic dental night guard when they sleep so as to minimize the amount of stress placed on their veneers.
Porcelain veneers are designed to enhance the appearance of your smile using extremely thin layers of porcelain applied the front surface of the teeth. Whether your teeth are affected by stains, chips, gaps, or misalignment, veneers can revitalize your smile by effectively concealing these imperfections. Porcelain veneers can instantly reshape, resize, or lengthen the teeth, and the shade of each veneer is customized for the individual. Since each porcelain veneer is custom-made to blend flawlessly with the rest of your smile, the results of this procedure can be exceptionally natural-looking and beautiful.
The porcelain veneer procedure takes place over at least two-four office visits.
The first part of any dental procedure is the initial consultation and examination so that the dentist can get a feel for what you want and understand your needs and concerns. We explain the treatment procedure to you including an accurate guide to the likely costs of your treatment.
During this first appointment, we will discuss your expectations, and help you decide if veneers are best suited for your needs. We invests time in the consultation process to better ensure that all of our cosmetic patients know what to expect and are satisfied with the final outcome of the procedure. Since porcelain veneers are custom-made, we also focuses on clear doctor-patient communication to achieve the aesthetic results each patient desires. Dr. Castro believes porcelain veneers are an investment that can last decades, and makes every effort to make sure our patients feel comfortable and confident in their decision to proceed with the treatment.
During this visit, your teeth will be prepared for the veneers if you opted for traditional or standard Porcelain Veneer. This may consist of simply roughening, reshape and prepare the front surfaces of your teeth so that they can accommodate the veneers or, in cases where the veneers are used to correct structural issues such as crowding, the teeth may be shaped more extensively in preparation. In certain cases, you may not need any preparation at all.
Once your teeth are prepared, a precise impression will be taken of your teeth. This will be used to fabricate your personal porcelain veneers so they fit securely to the tooth surface, whilst you are waiting for your veneers to be fabricated we may be fitted with some temporary veneers to protect your prepared teeth. In cases where preparation is minimal or no preparation at all, you may not need a temporary veneers.
Once we received your custom made porcelain veneers from our Ceramist, we will call you for your inspection or preview. This will give you chance to make sure you are happy with everything cosmetic on your Veneers. IF you are happy with everything, we will book you on the next visit for cementation. IF there is something you wanted it refine or adjusted on your veneer, we will discuss it or may need to return it back to the lab. We won’t cement your Veneers unless you are absolutely happy and satisfied with everything.
In the final stage of the process, we will first remove your temporary veneers, if you have, and disinfect the teeth before the bonding process begins. We will reassess by doing a trial fitting to finally view the overall look of your Veneers. We will show it to you for final preview and approval.
After making sure the permanent veneers fit comfortably and with precision, we will then cement the veneers onto the front side of each tooth. The bonding material is designed to be incredibly durable, which should yield very long-lasting results for the veneers. In fact, with proper care, many patients enjoy their veneers for decades. Once Dr. Castro has affixed the veneers to your teeth and given them a final polish, the treatment process is complete.
Porcelain veneers can address a variety of common tooth imperfections and help you smile with greater confidence. This popular procedure can correct the appearance of stains, chips, cracks, gaps, and even mild cases of tooth misalignment. Moreover, porcelain veneers have also shown to be an emotionally positive experience for many of our patients and helped change their lives.
Generally speaking, the cost of your veneers will depend on many factors, including the number of porcelain veneers necessary to restore your smile, the complexity of the case and whether if it is a Prepless /minimal prep or traditional prepared Porcelain Veneer. Our office can also talk with you in detail about our affordable financing options to determine the best payment plan for your financial situation.
We will work with you to help make sure you are able to receive the dental treatment you need and also check to see if your dental insurance provider will cover some of the procedure’s cost.
If you are considering porcelain veneers, it’s important to consider not only the cost of the treatment, but also the value. Porcelain veneers are among the most expensive treatments in cosmetic dentistry, but when you look at the advantages of the treatment, the value often greatly exceeds the cost.
As we will discuss below, there are many variables that make it impossible to predict the cost of your porcelain veneers without a consultation. During your consultation with us, we will talk about cost and financing in detail.
With this type of value, people who get porcelain veneers tend to be satisfied – and if you compare cost with satisfaction, it’s more often the people who pay more who are more satisfied.
When looking for quality cosmetic dental work in Melbourne, you want to be sure you are getting the best deal. The price you are quoted for a service can vary greatly from practice to practice. A savvy customer knows the importance of finding the balance between a fair price and ensuring that you receive skilled and experienced care from your provider. Ensuring that your dental work fits well, look natural, and is long-lasting requires skill and experience
Experience and talent can cost somewhat more up front than the services of a less skilled dentist. However, it saves time, money, and discomfort to do the job right the first time, with high-quality materials and modern techniques. Make sure you place your trust and your teeth in reliable hands to get the best work at the best price
Financing can help
We understand that, even with their outstanding value, it can be hard for people to afford porcelain veneers. To help with costs, we offer dental financing so you can get your porcelain veneers today and make only low monthly payments.
To discuss the cost and value of porcelain veneers with Dr. Castro please take advantage of our complimentary consultation.
Most dental insurance plans don’t cover the ALL cost of veneers because they’re considered a cosmetic procedure. Check your plan or call your insurance agent to see whether your insurer will cover part of the cost.
The process of placing veneers is very time consuming and must be done prudently. Therefore, the cost will also be based on labour for installing the veneers. During the procedure, the dentist will trim or shave the enamel of the natural teeth so they are not too thick once the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The dentist must be vigilant when preparing the teeth since only about 1/50th of an inch should be removed. After the shape is perfected, the dentist will use the chosen shade of dental cement to bond the porcelain veneers to the surface of the teeth. A special light is used to cure the cement and set the veneers in place. The veneers will look like the natural teeth and should be durable as long as the patient follows the dentist’s recommendations. If the veneer breaks or de-bonds, it may be reattached or a new one may need to be fabricated.
Cosmetic dental patients do not usually know the difference between caps and veneers. Both caps, commonly known as dental crowns, and porcelain veneers can restore teeth with imperfections or that are damaged. Dr. Castro uses both caps and porcelain veneers to correct teeth damaged due to decay, are fractured, are stained or discolored, and more. People will have a difficult time telling that you are wearing either caps or porcelain veneers.
Caps have traditionally been used to fix damaged teeth, but porcelain veneers are becoming more popular as the technology continues to advance. They may even be preferable in some cases. However, the decision on using caps or porcelain veneers depends on the amount of damage to the tooth, how your bite is, as well as your general oral health.
Some of the differences between caps and veneers are: