A bright, healthy-looking smile can work wonders for an individual, helping them appear younger, more attractive, and more energetic. Majority of people suffer from minor flaws in their teeth, such as stains , cracks , or uneven spacing. At Adelaide north dental care, we can help revitalize your smile with several cosmetic dentistry treatments. Porcelain veneers are just one of the versatile dental treatments that can instantly boost the appearance of the teeth. With CEREC® technology, we are able to create strong, natural-looking porcelain restorations in one easy office visit.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and would like to learn more about the variety of cosmetic treatments that are available to suit your diverse needs, please contact Adelaide North Dental Care today.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic dental restorations that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth, effectively covering up imperfections in the smile. Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because they can be used to address a number of cosmetic flaws including chips in the teeth, discoloration, or uneven spacing. Often referred to as “instant orthodontics,” because the restorations can completely transform the smile in such a short period of time, veneers mask minor imperfections and accurately mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth, providing a seamless final result. Traditionally, porcelain veneers had to be fabricated in an off-site dental laboratory, which required multiple dental appointments over the span of several weeks.
Using CEREC® technology, we can create strong, high-quality veneers that are customized for each patient within one office visit. Veneers can then be created in less than one hour while you relax in our comfortable office setting. You are then able to leave our office with a brighter, healthier-looking smile than when you arrived for your appointment. It’s that easy.
The Benefits of Veneers
Some of the advantages of veneers include:
- Natural-looking results
- Durability – treatments can last up to 15 years
- Stain resistant
- Correct a variety of cosmetic flaws
- Customized for your specific aesthetic goals
- Increased self-confidence
Alternatives to Traditional Veneers
While traditional porcelain veneers are an enticing treatment option, we understands that patients have diverse needs when it comes to boosting the appearance of their smile. We offer Dental Bonding , LUMINEERS™ and the Snap-On Smile® to patients who desire less-invasive, more affordable cosmetic treatment.
Dental bonding is a versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment offered at our practice that can be used to cover up stains or cracks in the teeth, repair chipped teeth, or transform their shape. A tooth-colored resin is placed on the teeth to create an aesthetically pleasing result. Dental bonding is a pain-free treatment, and is a convenient, inexpensive way to gain a flawless smile
LUMINEERS™ are often referred to as no-prep veneers because they are ultra-thin ceramic pieces that can often be bonded to the front of the teeth with little to no removal of enamel. This makes the placement of LUMINEERS™ a less-invasive procedure than traditional porcelain veneers, without sacrificing appearances. During an initial visit, an impression is taken of the teeth to be sent to a LUMINEERS™ dental lab, where customized restorations are created. You can then return in approximately two weeks to have your brand new smile placed.
The Snap-On Smile® is an excellent alternative for individuals who wish to change the appearance of their smile, but are weary of permanent treatments or are budget-conscious. This treatment option is a removable covering that fits comfortably over the teeth, creating an attractive façade without the need for alterations to the natural teeth. The Snap-On Smile® can be received in two easy office visits, and can be removed at your discretion.