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DENTAL VENEERS – PORCELAIN VENEERS FAQS

Dental Porcelain Veneers FAQs

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are cosmetic enhancements that cover the outer surfaces of teeth. Made from high quality porcelain, a veneer is an ultra-thin, tooth-shaped enhancement that is cemented over teeth to conceal smile imperfections. When multiple veneers are used, they can produce a total smile makeover. These cosmetic enhancements permanently cover chipped, misshapen, cracked, and stained teeth. They can also make a smile appear straight, proportionate, and uniform.

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Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the color and translucence of porcelain is a great match for the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Porcelain is stain resistant as well, so your smile will stay bright for years to come. With dental veneers, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you will love to show off

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The Remarkable Impact of Porcelain Veneers

One of the most satisfying aspects of using porcelain veneers through smile design is watching how it changes patients’ lives. After receiving dental veneers, our clients often comment on the impact their new smile has had on their self-confidence, career, and relationships. One patient exclaimed, “What a difference a beautiful smile can make in your life. People say I look ten years younger. I just go around smiling all the time now. I have lost count of all the compliments I get.”

Another patient who received porcelain veneers remarked, “I passed up opportunities in my profession because I was becoming increasingly self-conscious (of my smile). I finally decided that it was immobilizing me and I needed to do something about it.”

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The Pros and Cons of Porcelain Veneers

The most notable benefit of porcelain veneers is how natural they look next to your given teeth. The sheer and shiny surface improves your tooth’s appearance. Other pros of porcelain veneers include:

  • Blending nicely with other teeth and gum tissue
  • Resistant to staining such as that from drinking wine or tea
  • Can be combined with tooth whitening to achieve a brighter appearance that matches the new veneer
  • Does not require as much tooth shaving and reduction as dental crowns, but still offers a strong base and improvement
  • Does not need special care, just proper oral hygiene including brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing with water or mouthwash after meals
  • Long-lasting results
  • A streamlined process that provides improvement within 2-4 visits

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Like any procedure, there are some drawbacks of porcelain veneers, in which case, another form of cosmetic improvement can provide better results for your individual needs. These cons include:

  • The process is irreversible once the permanent porcelain veneers are bonded to your teeth. If you think you may want to remove them in the future, Prepless Veneers might be a better option for you as they require little to no tooth reduction and can be reversed.
  • Porcelain veneers are made of a durable material, but they can still chip or crack, particularly if you’re prone to grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing on pencils or ice, and biting your nails.
  • Removing a small portion of your tooth enamel can increase tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, especially if you have a thin enamel. However, sensitivity is only temporary
  • Porcelain veneers do not respond to tooth whitening, so any whitening treatments should be completed beforehand.

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Imperfections porcelain veneers can fix

Are you ready for a smile makeover? Veneers can restore your teeth to a naturally brilliant, fantastic smile. Here is a look at the top six reasons individuals turn to cosmetic porcelain veneers to transform their smiles.

Gaps or crooked teeth instantly straighten with Dental Veneers

Small gaps between teeth can be corrected with porcelain veneers. The veneers are placed over teeth to cover any empty spaces between the teeth, thus giving patients a straighter, more natural-looking smile. Slight tooth misalignment with overlapped or crooked teeth can be corrected with porcelain veneers to give patients a more symmetrical smile. This can also improve a patient’s overall dental health, as overcrowded teeth are more prone to cavities or tooth decay.

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Misshapen teeth fix with Dental Veneers

Some men and women are born with irregularly shaped or uneven teeth, and some of them may have a condition called microdontia. Microdontia occurs when one or more teeth appear smaller than usual. Adults appear to have “baby teeth,” which can make individuals feel self-conscious about their smile. Porcelain veneers can make a person’s teeth and overall smile more uniform in shape and size by correcting misshapen teeth.

Stained teeth instantly whitened with Dental Veneers

Certain tooth stains can be removed with daily brushing and flossing, but over a period of time they can make a person’s smile dull, yellow, or brownish. With porcelain veneers, both women and men can eliminate discoloration or stained teeth and have a whiter, brighter smile.

Broken or chipped teeth restored with Dental Veneers

Chips or cracks in teeth can make them more vulnerable to dental concerns. They can even impede a patient’s bite, making it challenging to chew and eat. Whether the damage was done from years of wear and tear or an injury, porcelain veneers can conceal uneven or jagged edges while protecting teeth from further damage.

Worn-down teeth lenghtening with Dental Veneers

Teeth can be worn down in size and shape due to abrasion or tooth grinding. It can cause individual teeth to look shorter or uneven. A smile makeover with porcelain veneers placed over the top of the teeth can restore the length and shape back to their original appearance, making a person’s smile more symmetrical.

Sensitivity protection with Dental Veneers

Acidic foods and other factors can contribute to tooth sensitivity. Patients can endure painful sensations when their teeth come in contact with hot or cold temperatures. Porcelain veneers can provide an extra layer of protection and prevent any future discomfort or pain when eating or drinking.

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Types of Dental Veneers

Dr. Castro utilizes different types of veneers to accommodate his patients’ varying dental needs, aesthetic goals, and budgets. She will go over the pros and cons of each option, helping you understand which veneer is most appropriate for helping you achieve your desired outcome. In general, there are 3 types of Porcelain veneers offered by Dr. Castro that can be fully customized to your needs.

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Traditional Porcelain Veneers (prepped Veneers)

Most patients opt to received this type of dental veneers, as they can provide very natural-looking results and are especially durable, lasting around 25 years. This type of veneer is composed of a thin ceramic shell and typically requires the reduction of a small amount of the tooth’s outer surface, often including both the enamel and dentin, to create the most precise fit possible. This type of veneers provide the best aesthetic results in terms of the best natural looking & best translucency

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Prepless or NO PREP Veneers

No-prep veneers can also provide beautiful results for the right candidates. They require no removal of the tooth enamel prior to placement, making them a conservative veneer option only appropriate for ideal cases. Prepless veneers are extremely thin porcelain shells that can help conceal many of the same imperfections as regular veneers. However, they may not be ideal for those with more severe cosmetic concerns, which require at least minimal preparation.

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Minimal-Prep Veneers

Dental veneers can often be placed using a “minimal-prep” technique, allowing patients to enjoy the positive effects of veneers with very little tooth preparation needed. With this approach, only a minimal amount of the tooth enamel will need to be removed, creating a less invasive alternative to the traditional placement of veneers.

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Are No-Prep Veneers the Solution to Your Smile Concerns?

Achieving a beautiful smile doesn’t always mean getting extensive work done. While traditional porcelain veneers require some form of preparation and dental work to fit properly, no-prep veneers are a game-changer by leaving you with your natural enamel. No-prep veneers create a sense of uniformity and balance without the use of orthodontics or teeth whitening products.

Photos below are sample of Cosmetic Concerns which are very good indication for prepless or no prep veneers

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Am I a Candidate for No-Prep Veneers?

With new techniques and advancements used in cosmetic dentistry today, your teeth can appear healthy and natural with the use of aesthetic veneers. At your smile consultation, Dr. Castro will ask you a series of questions to understand your smile goals and concerns. Dr. Castro can determine your candidacy for veneers by assessing the health of your mouth. If there are any signs of dental decay or infection, we will need to address these issues first. Patients with severely crowded or misaligned teeth may benefit from other treatment options at our clinic.

Standard veneers require enamel removal in order to ensure a pleasing appearance. This is a permanent change to the teeth that can’t be reversed. Once the enamel is gone, it’s gone forever. No-prep veneers are much thinner than traditional veneers so they don’t require enamel removal to fit comfortably.

Advantages of No-Prep Veneers

Dr. Castro offers no-prep veneers to deliver immediate smile results in patients, covering issues such as crooked, chipped, or stained teeth as quickly as possible. They can also work by hiding worn down or misaligned teeth. When done properly, aesthetic veneers can look just like your natural teeth. Best of all, if you change your mind about having veneers in the future, a no-prep solution means that you can eventually have them removed. To learn more about veneer removal, be sure to schedule an appointment with one of our talented cosmetic dentists.

Dental veneers can help treat teeth that are:

  • Stained or discolored
  • Slightly crooked or misaligned
  • Chipped or worn down

The most obvious reason to choose no-prep veneers is the non-invasive technique. With traditional veneers, a qualified dentist needs to use local anaesthetic for enamel removal as well as a certain amount of time to prepare the teeth for the restoration. For anyone who is worried about surface enamel removal, no-prep veneers are the perfect option. By not having to remove external tooth structure, you are unlikely to feel any sensitivity to temperature or discomfort should the shell become dislodged. Tooth sensitivity is sometimes common with traditional or standard veneers, especially in the first several weeks after treatment.

Photos below are sample of Cosmetic Concerns which are very good indication for prepless or no prep veneers

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History of Veneers

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Four things that you must know before Getting Dental Veneers
    1. Veneers Are An Aesthetic Component – The first thing that you should know is that veneers are an aesthetic component and not a compulsion. Anyone who wants their teeth to look beautiful can make use of veneers. Patients who don’t love wearing braces, or have chipped or crooked teeth can also wear veneers. They are a great option even if one has pale or discoloured teeth. It will definitely improve the façade of the teeth.
    1. Makes Your Smile Look Beautiful – You must know that veneers are never a good option if you want to multiply the beauty of your smile by leaps and bounds. But, they can help you enhance and preserve the character of your smile. According to eminent dentists, veneers instill a confidence in the minds of the user and help them to laugh up to their heart’s content whenever and wherever they like.

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  1. There Is No Need To Wear Veneers On All Your Teeth – Experts dentists say that there is no need to wear veneers on all your teeth. You can wear it even on one tooth. It entirely depends on the requirements. For example, if the upper portion of your front teeth is chopped, you can choose to wear a veneer only on that specific tooth, instead of wearing on the entire set. On the other hand, if you want your teeth to look glorious and attractive at all hours of the day, then wearing it on the entire set is definitely a viable option.
  1. The Colour OF Your Veneer May Vary – It is quite natural for you to fall in love with a beautiful smile. But, the problem is, your teeth are either yellow-white or grey in color. The only solution to this problem is to make your smile white without making it appear dense, opaque, or white. And this is done by making veneers in sync with your skin tone. You can also decide the color before they are made.

Thus, it can be easily concluded that veneers are a great way to multiply the appeal of your teeth. Also, your smile will look beautiful and attractive

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Determining if the procedure is right for you

Am I a Candidate for Veneers?

Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers are adults who are wanting a new, rejuvenated smile that they can feel confident about. Cosmetic veneers may be used to rapidly hide stains and chips in your teeth, improve worn down or misaligned teeth, and fix teeth that are unevenly spaced or shaped. At Vogue Smiles Melbourne, your cosmetic veneers will be custom created to fit snugly over your teeth for an appealing and natural look. At your consultation, Dr. Castro will listen to your objectives and aesthetic concerns so she can personalize your treatment plan. Dr. Castro may also determine whether you’re a good candidate for cosmetic veneers by analyzing the total health of your mouth. Patients considering porcelain veneers should have healthy gums and not habitually grind your teeth and clench your jaw. If you have bruxism (teeth grinding) we will address this during the consult as this could compromise the long-term result of your veneers.

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Before you decide on the procedure, make sure that the choice is right for you. There are several advantages to using dental veneers for smile enhancement purposes.

Advantages of porcelain veneers:

  • Veneers have the appearance of beautiful, natural looking teeth.
  • They provide long lasting durability.
  • They require less tooth “shaping” than dental crowns.
  • Veneers are resistant to stains and can make your smile brighter & whiter.
  • Veneers can also cover up imperfections such as gaps, chips and stains.

Just remember that the process is irreversible, so it’s important to be comfortable with your decision. Porcelain veneers can be costly, so make sure you take expenses into account. You will still need to care for your teeth as normally advised. Maintaining great oral health is essential for beautiful, long lasting veneers.

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Who are not the right candidate for Dental Veneers?

Amount of Tooth Enamel

In order to place veneers, Dr. Castro will need to remove a small amount of enamel, if you opted for Traditional Veneers. Therefore, you should have a healthy amount if you are considering veneers.

Grinding Habits

Patients who grind or clench their teeth may not be good candidates for veneers, since excessive pressure and strain can prematurely fracture the porcelain. With the help of an oral appliance, many patients can reduce the pressure put on their veneers during sleep.

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Treatable Issues

Although veneers can conceal a wide range of cosmetic imperfections, they are not recommended for patients with large gaps or severe malocclusion. If you suffer from these issues, you may be better-suited for orthodontics.

Commitment to Permanent Upkeep

Although veneers are a long-lasting treatment option, they will need to be replaced at some point. Therefore, you should be ready for a permanent investment. And although they do not stain or develop cavities, veneers need to be cared for just like your natural teeth.

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The Consultation Process

The first part of determining your candidacy for dental veneers is to assess the tooth problems you would like to correct. Veneers improve the appearance of a wide range of cosmetic dental problems, but are not a cure-all. During your dental veneers consultation, Dr Castro will examine your teeth to determine if those things that you want to change about your smile can be achieved with this service.

Most people are excellent candidates for porcelain veneers. If you have generally good dental health and strong teeth, but want to improve the appearance of your smile quickly and in the least invasive way, then veneers may be right for you. The only way to know for sure is to visit our office for a consultation.

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During your consultation, we will address any questions and concerns you have and discuss various aspects of the veneers treatment, such as:

  • What do you want to change about your smile? The first thing to do is to determine which dental treatments are capable of achieving the results you want to see. Our caring cosmetic dentists can tell you about all of your treatment options, including dental veneers.
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  • What are your expectations of the treatment process? A major advantage of veneers is the relatively simple process to place them. If you want smile results that do not require you undergo months or years of treatment, then veneers may be a great option. It takes only a few dental appointments to prepare your teeth for veneers and to place them on your teeth.
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  • How fast do you want to see results? Porcelain veneers allow you to have results quickly. While traditional orthodontics or other treatments take some time to reach the final result, veneers are a great option for good candidates because you will have your improved smile after just a few dental appointments.
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  • How long do you want your results to last? Tooth veneers provide long-lasting results. They resist stains and breakage, and although you may need to replace them at some point, you should be able to enjoy their results for many years.

Although there are certain advantages to dental veneers, these advantages may or may not ultimately be beneficial to you. The goal of our dentists is to approach your treatment in an individualized manner, finding the best course of action for your goals, expectations, dental health and budget. During your consultation, we’ll help you sort out whether dental veneers are right for you.

We not only want you to have an attractive smile that makes you feel confident, we also want to help you enjoy your best oral health and tooth function. Our cosmetic dentists will make sure you know all of your options and what to expect from each.

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How long does Dental Veneers Last?

Veneers Can Last over 10 Years or More

Although they will typically need to be replaced at some point in your lifetime, veneers have shown outstanding success rates.

Veneers are more expensive than other procedures, such as dental bonding or Composite Veneers, but can deliver the natural-looking, highly aesthetic results you deserve for many more years.

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Veneers or Whitening?

Teeth whitening may provide a white smile for mildly discoloured teeth. Some people who are interested in veneers will find that their cosmetic dentist will steer them to the simpler alternative of whitening, perhaps combined with some simple orthodontic alignment. The placement of porcelain veneers requires the “shaping” or “prepping” of all teeth being fitted with the custom-designed shells. This process permanently alters the teeth that are treated and is therefore not recommended if your natural teeth are functionally and aesthetically adequate.

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If you have a severe case of dull or discoloured teeth, you may have to opt for porcelain veneers. Veneers do have the added benefits of longevity and a proven ability to enhance the appearance of the mouth, smile, and possibly other areas of an aged face that would be better supported by properly shaped teeth. Although veneers require a much larger commitment than teeth whitening, the results are typically well worth it.

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What to Expect During Your Porcelain Veneers Procedure

Below you will find Summary of what to expect

  1. Planning

Choosing the proper type and shade of veneers for your smile.

  1. Preparation

Removing your outer enamel prepares the teeth for the veneers if you opted for Traditional veneers. No grinding or preparations of the tooth if you opted for prepless veneers, other than smoothening any sharp areas and corners. Moulds are made to assure proper fit. Then later on sent to ceramist. The lab prepares the porcelain veneers

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  1. Temporaries

Temporary veneers can be added to the teeth to allow for a more aesthetic look while the final veneers are being crafted in the lab, if you opted for Traditional veneers. As there are no preparation on Prepless Veneers, it does not require temporaries

  1. Placement

Once the porcelain veneers have returned from the lab, the patient makes a 2 appointment, one is preview and final dental visit is cementation. Each veneer is bonded to it’s tooth .

  1. Review

You come back in the office to double check everything. This is the time we may need to take an impression for a nightguard, if it is needed

Then we will prebook you for 6 monthly checkup and hygiene.

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What are the Alternatives to Porcelain Veneers?

Grinding your teeth, insufficient tooth enamel for reduction, and poor oral health are the biggest signs that veneers might not be your best outlet for improving your smile. In that situation, Dr. Castro may recommend one or more of these alternatives to porcelain veneers:

  • Dental Bonding: Applies composite resin to the tooth without removing any enamel. Similar to porcelain veneers, the resin material is customized to match the adjacent teeth, sculpted, and polished to provide natural-looking results.
  • Teeth Whitening: We offer two types of whitening options. The in-office whitening treatment involves Laser  Tooth Whitening and immediate results. Our customized take-home trays brighten your teeth gradually in the comfort of your house. Tooth whitening can only address stains caused by lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking red wine, and other dark beverages. Deep stains caused by medications, silver (amalgam) fillings or trauma to the tooth or mouth do not respond to teeth whitening.
  • Dental Crowns: Crowns are comparable to porcelain veneers only they cover the entire tooth instead of the front portion. Dental crowns strengthen your tooth. Ideal if your teeth are intensively damaged
  • Orthodontics: If your main concern is crooked or crowded teeth, orthodontics such as traditional braces, clear braces, or Invisalign® can give you a straightened smile. The pitfall is that orthodontic work can take anywhere from six months to several years.

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Will veneers damage my natural teeth?

In order to make room for the veneers to be attached to the front sides of your teeth without making the teeth noticeably larger, a portion of the natural tooth enamel needs to be shaved off. With porcelain veneers, this is about .5 millimeter on each tooth front. With composite veneers, the amount is somewhat less as these veneers are a bit thinner.

This is a permanent change to the teeth. Once the enamel has been shaved down these teeth need to be covered with a veneer (or bonding or a crown) for the duration.

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Are there alternatives to porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers provide the most enduring, beautiful aesthetic improvements for a few reasons. Porcelain is very similar to the natural translucence of tooth enamel. Plus, dental porcelain is very resistant to staining. However, porcelain veneers cost more money. For that reason, some patients opt for composite resin veneers. Dental bonding is another alternative to porcelain veneers. It is used more often for an individual tooth to cover issues such as a chip or staining. A porcelain crown could be viewed as an alternative, again usually for just a single tooth or two. A crown completely overlays the natural tooth all the way down to the gumline. A crown could cover a misshapen tooth and are indicated for tooth that are intensively damaged with decay or heavily chipped or cracked.  

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What happens if I chip or otherwise damage my veneer?

If a veneer is chipped, we can simply use your original impressions and have another veneer made to replace it. We remove the broken veneer and place the new one in a simple procedure.

If a veneer dislodges, find the veneer and bring it back to us. Dr. Castro will glue it back onto the tooth.

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Do veneers stain?

This is one big difference between porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers. Porcelain veneers are almost impervious to staining. Composite resin veneers can stain, although not quite as much as your natural tooth enamel.

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Do veneers feel natural on the teeth?

The veneers we use are created to the precise impressions of your teeth. That’s why we shave off a portion of the enamel so that the teeth with the veneers placed on them occupy the same exact size as your natural teeth. Your veneers will feel completely natural in your mouth, and you won’t notice them when you’re talking, eating, or at any other time.

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Can you remove veneers?

Veneers can be removed. When a set of veneers reaches its life expectancy they will need to be removed and replaced. However, veneers can’t be removed and the teeth left to their own devices. That’s because the slight bit of enamel that had to be removed to make room for the veneers. Those teeth need protection. They will always need to be covered with a veneer, composite bonding, or a crown.

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Do veneers hurt?

Shaving the enamel from the front of your teeth doesn’t hurt. It can make your teeth slightly sensitive when they have the veneers on them for a few days, but this passes. Otherwise, the process doesn’t involve pain.

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What foods should be avoided with veneers on my teeth?

You can guess what kinds of foods you need to be careful with, sticky foods such as caramel apples or toffee, very hard foods you bite down upon such as bones or hard candy. You also need to not chew ice, chew your fingernails, or chew on pens and the like.

Otherwise, there are no dietary restrictions.

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How strong are porcelain veneers? Are there restrictions to what I can eat?

Dental porcelain is very strong and very durable. While there are not any restrictions to what you can and cannot eat, some common sense is a good idea. Using your teeth with veneers to open pistachios, chew bones, chew ice, or bite into sticky caramel apples may or may not cause the veneers to loosen (most likely they would be fine), but those kinds of foods or bad habits, such as biting your fingernails, may contribute to a veneer coming off. Otherwise, you can eat what you want.

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What happens to my teeth after veneers? Will I ever get cavities?

Your teeth become stronger and regain the lost tooth structure when veneers are applied. Cavities can still form at the edges of your porcelain veneers if good oral hygiene is not practiced.

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If I have my upper teeth treated with porcelain veneers, will my lower teeth still be a different color, or more yellow?

Teeth whitening is recommended prior to any cosmetic treatment to allow colour matching of all your teeth and your veneers more easily. If a patient wants their upper teeth with veneers to be whiter than they will not match the lower teeth.

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Do porcelain veneers stain with normal things like tea, coffee, and wine?

Dental veneers will not stain. However, if a composite veneer is used, these are a more porous and will stain. They will also dull over time.

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I grind my teeth at night. Will this damage my veneers?

If you have bruxism, or nightly grinding of your teeth, you can damage your veneers because you are wearing your teeth down. This is something to discuss with Dr. Castro. She may recommend a night guard to protect your teeth at night if you are grinding your teeth.

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What are Composite Resin Veneers?

Composite veneers offer many of the same rejuvenation benefits as porcelain veneers, including the concealment of cracks, chips, gaps, and discoloration. These lower-cost veneers can allow you to achieve a beautiful smile that also fits comfortably within your budget; however, composite veneers may not last quite as long as traditional porcelain veneers due to the differences between the two materials. In most cases, composite veneers require either minimal tooth preparation or no tooth preparation at all, preserving your natural tooth structure while also delivering natural-looking results.

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Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers

Your new porcelain veneers are durable, but they won’t last forever without proper care. Fortunately, caring for your veneers is as easy as caring for your natural teeth, and doesn’t require you to add any additional tasks or time-consuming steps to ensure your smile lasts for years to come.

To prevent decay from forming beneath your veneers, and to extend the longevity of your restoration, it is important to:

  • Brush when you wake, after every meal and before you go to sleep at night.
  • Use a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush to prevent damaging your veneers.
  • Flossing should accompany your morning and night time brushing routine.
  • Avoid mouthwashes that contain strong astringents like alcohol to help prevent damage to the bonding resin that holds your veneers in place.
  • Attend regularly-scheduled check-ups and hygiene

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Factors that Can Affect the Cost of Porcelain Veneers

There are a variety of factors that can affect the overall cost of porcelain veneers, such as:

  • Experience of the Dentist: One of the primary influences on the cost of your porcelain veneers will be the experience and expertise of the dentist. Although a dentist new to the industry will cost less than someone with 20 years of experience, results are not always dependable. Choosing a dentist such as Dr. Castro who has over 30 years of experience can help ensure you receive desirable and lasting results.
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  • Technology and Techniques Used: Dental offices today offer a variety of techniques and technologies to fabricate porcelain veneers. Whereas some dentists take digital impressions and fabricate veneers in-house using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology, others will use putty or wax impressions and use an off-site dental lab where technicians hand-make each veneer. Although an offsite dental lab may cost more, it will ensure the smoothest and most seamless fit.
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  • Number of Veneers: Because cost is based on each porcelain veneer, treatment plans that require multiple veneers will be higher than those with only one or two veneers.
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  • Type of Veneers: Today, dental labs and dentists can design porcelain veneers from a variety of materials, including thick ceramic, liquid porcelain, and ultra-thin ceramic. Newer materials and the type of placement method will generally cost more than older products. During your consultation, Dr. Castro will present all the available options so you can budget appropriately. 
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  • Complexity of the Case: Patients with a significant amount of cosmetic damage will require a a more in-depth treatment plan and possibly additional treatments in order to accomplish desired results. The more complex the case, the greater the cost will be.

Porcelain veneers allow you to address a variety of issues at once, eliminating the need for multiple cosmetic dentistry treatments—such as orthodontics and teeth whitening—making treatment more affordable.

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How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

Just look up “veneers near me,” and a multitude of intimidating prices are bound to come up. While composite dental veneers generally cost between $350 and $700 per tooth, porcelain veneers can set you back between $925 and $3,500 per tooth. The dental veneers cost discrepancy is largely due to the fact composite veneers are not as durable or realistic looking as their porcelain counterparts. Likewise, porcelain veneers cost more because they generally last longer than other dental veneers. Dental veneers can cost a lot if you’re not careful. If they are improperly installed, they also may not last as long and will thus need more frequent replacement. For those needing veneers on multiple teeth, replacement costs can quickly add up.

Here at Vogue Smiles Melbourne, we know the cost of dental veneers can be daunting. For that reason, we will help you understand all of your options and assist you in creating a care plan that promotes both the health and longevity of your veneers. From start to finish, we can help you get the care you deserve.

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Here at Vogue Smiles Melbourne, you don’t have to break the bank for a great smile. We accept most major insurance plans and offer financing assistance for those requiring more extensive veneer services.
If you are ready to take the next step toward a beautiful smile, look no further than Vogue Smiles Melbourne. Our detail-oriented dentists work hard to install high-quality veneers properly. We know the longevity of your veneers has everything to do with proper placement and installation techniques. For this reason, we make sure to get it right the first time. Where other dental offices fix patient’s teeth, we understand our work is about more than just the teeth. We know a confident smile is truly powerful.

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Are veneers covered by insurance?

Veneers are considered to be elective/cosmetic procedures, so they are not completely covered by dental insurance.

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Financing Options

At Vogue Smiles Melbourne, in addition to cash or checks, we accept all major credit cards. We also believe that cost should never become a barrier between you and the treatment you deserve.  If you are considering porcelain veneers, and need more a more flexible payment plan please reach out to a team member to discuss various option.

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