Who Is a Candidate for Veneers?
Common Dental Problems That
Veneers Can Address
Do you notice a little space between your teeth when you look in the mirror? Tooth gaps, also called diastema, are fairly common. This condition makes it easier for bacteria to become trapped between your teeth, resulting in infection.
Having stained teeth can be quite a confidence killer. For several reasons, teeth can become discoloured or stained because of smoking, drinking coffee or tea, and taking certain medications.
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No matter what material you choose, veneers in West Perth are thin, durable, stain-resistant, and designed to withstand the natural wear and tear that your teeth endure every day. Dental veneers are made of mainly two different materials, including:
Porcelain veneers are a popular choice for many patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile. They are thin shells that are custom-made to fit over your natural teeth. Furthermore, custom porcelain veneers are strong and long-lasting, and their natural-looking surface means less tooth enamel needs to be removed than a crown or cap. Moreover, getting this kind of tooth veneer doesn’t stain easily, so it can help keep your amazing smile in great condition.
Composite resin veneers
When it comes to your healthy smile, you want something that looks natural and feels comfortable. Composite resin veneers made from tooth-coloured filling material can help you achieve that goal. Because they bond directly to your teeth, usually less tooth enamel needs to be removed than for porcelain veneers. That can mean fewer visits to the skilled dentist—sometimes, these veneers take just one visit. They also cost less than porcelain veneers. However, keep in mind that composite veneer treatments are not as strong as porcelain veneers. But with proper care, they can give you years of beautiful smiles.
It usually takes one to two dental appointments to place high-quality veneers. Each visit may take between an hour and two hours, depending on the number of teeth that need to be covered.
This cosmetic procedure begins with an in-depth evaluation of your mouth to determine whether veneers are the right dental treatment for you. Once the skilled dentist determines that veneers are the treatment option, they will make preparations for the teeth. The dentist will clean your teeth and may shave down some enamel so the tooth veneer can be attached more effectively.
The installation of composite resin veneers can be completed in just one appointment. An adhesive is used to apply them, and the shape is custom-made to match the shape of your teeth. Afterwards, the composite is polished to make it resemble a natural tooth using a special light.
Meanwhile, the process of creating porcelain veneers for teeth can take longer since they are crafted in a dental laboratory. An impression of your teeth will be taken by your dentist, which will be sent to a dental laboratory. Your custom-fit porcelain veneers will take approximately one to two weeks to fabricate. Until your custom veneers are ready, you may need temporary porcelain veneers.
While veneers for teeth are exceptionally durable and can last many years, they are not considered a lifetime option. However, how long you will benefit from your veneers will depend on the type and how well you take care of them.
Porcelain veneers are made from very strong and durable materials. They won’t chip or crack easily and can last for 10 to 15 years. Meanwhile, composite material veneers are not quite as strong as porcelain, and, with proper care, they can also last for 4 to 8 years. Then again, you should keep in mind that, in some cases, they may need to be replaced sooner if they become damaged or loose.
The cost of veneers in West Perth varies depending on the number of teeth being improved and the type of actual material used. Porcelain veneers tend to be more expensive than composite veneers, and on average, you can expect the cost to start from $1,080 to $1,545 per tooth. On the other hand, the price of composite veneers can range between $420 and $650 per tooth.
However, it is important to note that the final cost will depend on your individual situation. If you are interested in getting veneers, we recommend scheduling an initial consultation with our dental team to get an accurate quote.
In general, most health funds will only cover the cost of veneers in West Perth if they are considered medically necessary. Dental veneer treatments are considered for cosmetic purposes only, so you are unlikely to be able to claim any benefits. However, some dental insurance plans may offer partial cover for veneers.
It’s always a good idea to check with your health fund before proceeding with any dental procedure. That way, you’ll know exactly what you’re covered for and how much you’ll need to pay out of pocket.