If your smile has cracks, chips, gaps or other minor defects, you might want to consider porcelain veneers to give your smile a flawless look. Cosmetic bonding is another way to conceal small imperfections in the smile. Dr Paul Trembath is highly experienced in cosmetic dental procedures, including porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are ultra-thin shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth that show when you smile to hide discolouration, gaps or cracks in your teeth. Veneers cover the tooth’s surface, rejuvenating your smile and overall appearance.
Porcelain veneers are considered to be a fixed solution for tooth imperfections and are securely bonded to your teeth with strong dental cement. This means porcelain veneers can only be removed by a trained and qualified dentist. Because some of the tooth enamel must be removed before placing the veneers to ensure a natural look, these are considered a permanent cosmetic restoration.
Caring for Veneers
Caring for veneers is very much like caring for your natural teeth. Practise good home care by brushing and flossing regularly, and be sure to visit your dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings.
Porcelain veneers are coated with a stain-resistant resin that will help repel most stains. If damage is caused to the resin, however, it will make the veneers more susceptible to staining over time. It’s best to avoid using whitening toothpaste as this can contain abrasives that can scratch the veneers.
With proper care, your veneers will last a decade or more before they need to be replaced.
What Is Dental Bonding?
If you have a tooth-coloured filling, you are already familiar with the material used for dental bonding. This cosmetic resin material is ideal for fixing minor flaws with the smile, and treatment can usually occur in just one visit to our Mount Gravatt, QLD dental clinic.
Dental bonding is used to conceal small imperfections in your teeth. The process is simple: A tooth-coloured resin is placed onto the tooth by strong adhesives and set by a high-intensity curing light. The resin is easy to sculpt and offers a seamless look.
Another advantage of dental bonding is its affordability. Whereas veneers need to be customised and sent to a specialist laboratory, the entire bonding process can take place here at our dental clinic.
We Welcome Your Call to Trembath Dental
Dr Trembath is always increasing his knowledge and refining his skills by frequently attending the latest cosmetic courses to ensure you receive the best results. With today’s cosmetic dentistry at our Mount Gravatt, QLD dental practice, there is no reason to live with a smile you don’t love. Learn more about porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding by calling to arrange an appointment.