Have you ever wondered how actors and models manage to keep their teeth so straight and white?
Then answer is often the veneers – a thin layer of material, typically porcelain or composite resin, attached to the surface of the tooth.
Closely mimicking natural teeth, a well-designed dental veneer is almost indistinguishable from the natural tones and contours of you smile. Veneers provide two key benefits, the restoration of the tooth surface and the ability to change the aesthetics of the teeth on which they are placed.
Patients often wish to treat chipped, broken or discoloured teeth or close gaps between front teeth. Veneers may be a successful treatment option for many of these patients, and we are committed to providing strong, reliable and highly aesthetic veneer systems.
Modern dentistry has changed the options when it comes to veneer treatments, and never before has there been a range of materials available with the same natural beauty, value and performance.
Dr Tony Coyne, Gold Coast Prosthodontist, provides a full complement of dental veneers – including ceramic porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers and your options are discussed in details below.
Also known as composite resin veneers, there are a range of tooth coloured veneer materials that are placed directly on the tooth, like a filling and set with a blue light.
The benefits of this procedure is the time requirement, with the composite resin veneers typically placed in much shorter time frame than porcelain veneers, which are need to be individually hand-crafted in our dental laboratory (Fuji Ceramics Laboratory).
Often referred to as ceramic veneers, porcelain veneers are made using traditional techniques and require multiple visits. However, porcelain veneers are of the highest quality and represent the longest lifetime and best aesthetic benefit of all your veneer treatment options.
Porcelain is one of the best materials when it comes to matching natural teeth – its non-porous nature means that it is resistant to staining.
The shade and shine of porcelain also matches natural teeth closely and we recommend porcelain in situations where composite veneers do not suit, particularly if there are a number of teeth to be restored or a large area on a single tooth.
How are dental veneers made?
Our dental laboratory, Fuji Ceramics Laboratory Pty Ltd, is widely regarded for its high quality, attention to detail craftsmanship. This means our veneers are sourced locally in Australia.
During your initial visit Dr Tony Coyne will create a dental impression to use as a foundation for your veneer treatment. Delivered to Fuji Ceramics Laboratory this impression allows the team of technicians to make sure your veneers match and enhance your beautiful natural teeth in form and aesthetic.
Individually crafted by our lab team, each veneer is indistinguishable from your real smile. These veneers are fixed permanently (cemented) by Dr Tony Coyne at your next appointment. Depending on whether your veneers are porcelain or composite, the time required by the lab will differ.