Porcelain dental veneers are thin layers of tooth coloured material that are placed over natural teeth in order to improve their appearance. At V Care Dental, we’re proud to offer porcelain veneers for Melbourne clients who visit our Frankston and Patterson Lakes dental clinics. We pride ourselves on making people feel happier with their smile and more confident around others.
Common uses for porcelain dental veneers include:
Fitting porcelain veneers is a process that’s performed over two appointments.
On your first visit, your dentist will give a local anaesthetic to numb the tooth before removing a small amount of enamel from its surface in order to prepare it for a veneer. Impressions of your teeth will also be made to assist in the creation of each veneer. These impressions are sent off to the laboratory, where a dental technician will handcraft your porcelain veneers in Melbourne to suit your teeth. In most cases, temporary cosmetic veneers are fitted to the teeth and will remain on until your custom veneers are ready (approximately two to three weeks).
In the second appointment, the temporary cosmetic veneers are removed and your new porcelain veneers will be fitted. This is done carefully by your dentist to ensure you’re happy and satisfied with their appearance. The porcelain veneers will then be permanently cemented to your teeth, resulting in a beautiful smile that will boost your self-esteem and reduce any anxiety your teeth may have previously caused you.
While porcelain dental veneers can last a long time before they need replacing, it’s important to take good care of them. There are various tools and techniques you can use to keep them in good shape. Firstly, it’s recommended that you brush and floss your teeth twice a day. Secondly, you should aim to have a dental check-up at least twice a year. You will also need to be mindful that bad habits such as smoking cigarettes or biting pens and opening bottles with your teeth can damage your veneers.
If you’re looking to get fitted with porcelain dental veneers in Patterson Lakes or Frankston, make an appointment at V Care Dental today. Contact our friendly staff today by calling (03) 9772 7175 or simply send us a message through our online contact form.
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