Are happy with the state of your oral health—but you are still not satisfied with the appearance of your smile? Having a smile you hide or don’t show as often as you should can take a toll on your self-confidence. It might even keep you from doing the things you would like, both socially and professionally.
You deserve a smile you love to show the world, which is one of the reasons our Adelaide, SA dental clinic offers dental veneers. Veneers is a versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment that solves a variety of unappealing issues with your teeth.
We invite you to book a consult with Dr Narelle Van Velzen. She can talk to you about how veneers might be able to transform your smile. Many of our Adelaide, SA dental patients have discovered that you don’t have to be famous to have celebrity teeth.
The Dental Veneers Process
The first step in the process is to schedule a booking with Dr Van Velzen to talk about the goals you have for your smile. Once your smile design is completed, you can expect two dental appointments to create your new smile.
At the first appointment, Dr Van Velzen will prepare your teeth to receive the veneers by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. This will ensure a proper fit for the veneers and will also ensure your teeth don’t take on a too-thick look once the veneers are in place. She will take moulds of the prepared teeth to send to the lab for fabrication. While you wait for your permanent veneers, she will place a durable set of temporary veneers you can wear.
Once your veneers are back from the lab, you’ll return for final placement. She will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable bite before attaching them permanently into place.
Issues Dental Veneers Might Be Able to Fix
Dental veneers offer a versatility like no other cosmetic dentistry procedure because they can conceal so many different dental issues. If you are unhappy about any of the following, veneers might be right for you:
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Crooked, crowded or gapped teeth
- Discoloured, yellow or stained teeth
- Smiles that reveal too much gum
- Teeth with size discrepancies
- Uneven or misshapen teeth
Caring for Your Dental Veneers
Once your veneers have been placed, you can simply care for your teeth as you always have: brush and floss twice a day to keep gums healthy. Use common sense and avoid chewing on hard sweets or items that are not food and using your teeth as a tool.
Be sure to continue visiting your Adelaide, SA dental clinic every six months for check-ups and cleans. Dr Van Velzen will also check the integrity of your veneers at each appointment. With proper care, your veneers can last 10 years or even longer.
If you are a teeth grinder, Dr Van Velzen may recommend you wear a nightguard while you sleep to protect your veneers as well as your teeth.
Find Out More at Our Adelaide, SA Dental Clinic
If you would like to book a consult, or if you have questions about veneers in Adelaide, SA, we welcome you to give us a call on (08) 8264 7333.