Composite veneers, the ‘new kid on the block’ in dentistry terms, can be used to enhance your tooth in a number of different ways.
You can have just a piece of your tooth replaced, have a whole veneer or we can make you a whole new tooth using composite.
Generally you’ll find that composite veneers are ideal if your front teeth are a bit worn on the edges and starting to discolour.
A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO PORCELAIN
Composite veneers last about 8 years, are much less costly than porcelain and we may not even need to trim your tooth.
This means we can offer a better range of options and costs for getting that smile how you want it.
Not all dentists offer composite veneers; they take a bit of artistic skill as we shape them onto and around your tooth to make them shiny and new again.
If you’re thinking about cosmetic dentistry, ask us about these new composite veneers.
As we age, our teeth can yellow and wear down. So what can you do about it? If it’s just the yellowing, then we’d recommend tooth whitening.
However, if your teeth are a bit worn or chipped as well, then we recommend porcelain veneers. We bond thin pieces of porcelain to the front of your teeth.
They’ll be whiter (not scary white, though) and give you a fresher look. Generally, veneers are more suitable for your front top teeth. We don’t recommend that they be used on lower teeth or molars.
THEY’RE AS STRONG AS WHAT YOU HAVE NOW
You may have heard that veneers aren’t as strong as your natural teeth. That may have been true once but no longer, with modern dental technology and bonding materials.
The great thing about veneers is that you won’t lose as much of your original tooth (only around 3% or so) compared with a crown. Plus veneers don’t stain like enamel.
Veneers are quite durable but they don’t last forever (usually). Be prepared that you may need to replace them.
For exceptional care and the smile you really want, contact Paul Beath Dental Newcastle today.
If you’d like to book an appointment with Paul Beath Dental, then contact us, or call us in Newcastle on (02) 4961 6300.
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