Dental veneers are custom-made, thin shells of tooth-coloured materials that are applied to the surface of the teeth to change their shape, size, length, and colour. Modern veneers provide a natural look, thanks to their translucent ceramic quality that diffuses light more naturally.
Dental veneers in Sydney CBD are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment in many dental practices, including Spa Dental Sydney CBD. They are very versatile because they can solve many cosmetic issues in one go, such as slightly misaligned, overcrowded, chipped and stained teeth. Veneers can even close gaps between teeth.
How Do They Work?
Veneers in Sydney CBD are made of thin layers of porcelain. These replace the original tooth enamel and have an adhesive layer to bond them to the teeth. They are minimally invasive because they require only a very small amount of tooth enamel to be removed in order to be secured in place. The enamel has to be removed in order to make room for the porcelain veneer to be in line with neighbouring teeth. If it did not, it would not look right.
Porcelain veneers usually require two treatment visits. The first visit is to prepare the teeth and take proper measurements for the ceramicist, who will create the customised veneers. The second appointment involves fixing the veneers to the front of the teeth with a special bonding agent.
The success of a veneer is all about how well it bonds with the tooth. Not only must it look good, but it has to work as well as a natural tooth. The bonding is done with a light-sensitive resin that goes between the tooth and the veneer and is hardened with the aid of a UV light.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers are customised to blend seamlessly with the rest of the natural teeth, from size to shape to colour. For the best results, a dentist can match the colour of the veneers to that of surrounding teeth. In addition to concealing oral flaws, veneers can strengthen and protect sensitive teeth that have chips or cracks. This is because porcelain is a quite durable and hard-wearing material.
Moreover, taking care of veneers and preserving their life cycle is very easy. Regular brushing, flossing and frequent dental check-ups should keep veneers healthy and plaque-free.