Porcelain Veneers in Mount Gravatt, QLD
If your smile has cracks, chips, gaps, or other minor defects, you might want to consider porcelain veneers to give your smile a fresh and flawless look. Cosmetic dental bonding is another way to conceal small imperfections. Dr Paul Trembath is highly experienced in cosmetic dental procedures, including porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding.
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers in QLD, we invite you to read on or call our dental practice in Mount Gravatt.
- What Are Veneers?
- Benefits of Having Porcelain Veneers
- Caring for Porcelain Veneers
- Dental Bonding in Mount Gravatt
- What Is Dental Bonding?
- Benefits of Dental Bonding
- Caring for Teeth with 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.
Benefits of Having Porcelain Veneers
If you have ever felt like your smile lacks lustre, porcelain veneers can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. Porcelain veneers can alter a tooth’s appearance, but they can also strengthen the tooth and protect it from damage and staining.
There are many benefits of having customised porcelain veneers, some of which include:
#1 Veneers conceal chips, cracks, and fractures.
Porcelain veneers can easily hide teeth that have been chipped, cracked, or fractured. Not only can veneers make your teeth look completely natural, but they can also reinforce your teeth and provide them extra protection from further damage.
#2 Veneers cover discoloured or stained teeth.
Porcelain veneers can make yellow, dull, or stained teeth look white and natural. Our team at Trembath Dental will help you find a shade that complements your skin tone, face shape, and the colour of your surrounding teeth.
#3 Veneers require little enamel removal.
Once tooth enamel wears away, it cannot remineralise or grow back. Fortunately, your dentist only needs to remove a very thin layer of enamel for the veneers to properly bond to the tooth’s surface.
Minor enamel removal allows your dentist to place a veneer that’s secure and matches your natural smile. Because this process is non-invasive, you may not even need anesthesia during the treatment.
#4 Veneers are stain-resistant.
With porcelain veneers, you can have a white, radiant smile for life. Unlike natural teeth, veneers are not porous. This means that veneers are resistant to stains and discolouration. However, to keep your veneers in excellent shape, we recommend adhering to a good oral hygiene routine.
For example, daily brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist regularly will help keep your veneers looking and feeling good. Both practising good oral hygiene and receiving dental care are important to keep any smile healthy and strong.
#5 Veneers close small gaps and spaces between teeth.
If you have slight gaps between your teeth, porcelain veneers may be able to help you. Your dentist can artfully design and shape your veneers, so they naturally fill in any space between teeth.
Not only can veneers help you achieve the look you want, but they also keep your teeth healthier because bacteria have fewer spaces to accumulate. With porcelain veneers, you can achieve a fuller and healthier smile that’s less likely to develop cavities.
#6 Veneers can hide slightly crooked or overcrowded teeth.
Not everyone is born with flawlessly straight teeth, but that does not mean you still can’t achieve the smooth smile you want. If you have slightly crooked or overcrowded teeth, porcelain veneers can conceal them and make your teeth look straighter.
The veneers will be placed over the tooth and alter the appearance, but the tooth itself will remain crooked behind the veneer. If your teeth’s misalignment affects your bite or ability to clean your teeth, orthodontics may give you a more permanent solution.
#7 Veneers can make your teeth match in size and shape.
Dr Trembath can size and shape porcelain veneers to cover the asymmetrical aspects of your smile. If your teeth are inconsistent in size or shape, Dr Trembath can customise them to look uniform and well-proportioned.
Dr Trembath will help you choose veneers that match your neighbouring teeth’s shape, size and shade. Once veneers are bonded to your teeth, they can provide you with durable, long-lasting results that make your smile look and feel natural.
Caring for Porcelain 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.
Dental Bonding in Mount Gravatt
In addition to offering high-quality porcelain veneers, Trembath Dental also provides our patients with cosmetic dental bonding. Dental bonding in Mount Gravatt can strengthen your teeth, change their appearance, and protect them from further injury, damage, or decay. Patients who desire to improve their smile without committing to other cumbersome or costly treatments may benefit from our cosmetic dental bonding.
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.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a process your dentist can use to correct aesthetic issues with a special dental resin. This resin is made to match or enhance the natural colour of the tooth, and it can repair teeth that are:
- Stained or discoloured
Once the resin is applied, Dr Trembath shapes it to seamlessly blend in with your smile, so it looks and feels natural.
Some of the benefits of dental bonding include:
- Minimally Invasive - Unlike crowns, dental bonding requires little change to the natural tooth structure. Your dentist will prepare the tough to ensure the bonding remains, and the bonding will be placed over your existing enamel.
- Quick Procedure - Cosmetic bonding is a quick procedure that can be completed in as little as one visit to our local dental practice.
- Long-Lasting Results - Made from durable dental resin, bonding can last for 10+ years or more, if well cared for.
- Affordability - The entire bonding process takes place at our Mount Gravatt dental clinic. Because the process is shorter and doesn’t require custom-made tooth coverings, this treatment is often less expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures.
- Natural-Looking - Dental bonding looks and feels much like a natural tooth. Your dentist will help you choose a shade for the bonding, and he will also shape and polish it, so it mimics the natural shine your surrounding teeth have.
Caring for Teeth with Cosmetic Bonding
Like any dental procedure, you must continue practising good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly. Brushing and flossing are essential, as are routine dental exams and cleans. We also recommend avoiding chewing or biting anything hard, like ice, because the bonding can be damaged.
We Welcome Your Call to Our Mount Gravatt Clinic
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.
Our trained cosmetic dentist can help you explore your options for cosmetic dentistry to determine what best fits your lifestyle, smile goals, and oral health needs.
Learn more about porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental bonding by calling us to arrange an appointment.