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What You Need to Know about Dental Veneers

March 28, 2021
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Posted By: Dr Narelle Van Velzen, BDSc
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Dental veneers used to be secrets among film stars and models who needed symmetrical smiles for the red carpet and fashion magazines. These days, you can get veneers in your Modbury, SA dental surgery to achieve the smile you’ve been looking for.

What Are Teeth Veneers?

Veneers are thin layers of porcelain that your Modbury dentist bonds to the fronts of your teeth. They reflect light similarly to tooth enamel to provide a natural finish. With veneers, your dentist may be able to conceal a variety of tooth flaws, including:

  • Gummy smiles
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth

What Is the Veneers Process?

The process for veneers starts with a consultation in our dental clinic. We want to learn what you’re looking for in a new smile and make sure that veneers will help you get there.

The process itself finds your dentist removing a bit of porcelain from the teeth undergoing treatment. This allows the veneers to sit flush and not appear bulky. Your dentist bonds the dental veneers and finishes up with a nice polish.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Veneers can last for a very long time—may be up to a decade or longer—depending on upkeep and good habits. For example, you should always visit your dentist for check-ups and cleans. It’s also important to maintain a healthy mouth between dental visits.

You should be brushing and flossing regularly, and we recommend always contacting your dentist if you notice oral health changes between visits. Also, never use your veneers as tools to twist open lids or crush ice.

For Dental Veneers, We Encourage You to Reach Out to Your Cosmetic Dentist in Modbury

We want to help you achieve a smile that you can be proud to show off. We welcome you to contact Plaza Dental Care for more information.

Our dental team treats patients in all locales, including our neighbours throughout Modbury, Adelaide, Tea Tree, Surrey Downs and Ridgehaven.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.