Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers2023-05-30T11:38:30+12:00

Porcelain veneers can dramatically improve crooked, crowded, chipped and gappy smiles.

If you want a more attractive smile, or you want to restore the beautiful smile you once had, porcelain veneers can be a game changer. Virtually anyone wanting to transform the appearance of their teeth can benefit from porcelain veneers.

With their natural-looking appearance and durable construction, veneers can give you the confidence to show off your smile in any situation. They solve a multitude of aesthetic and dental issues – discoloration, crookedness, gaps and chips – and the procedure is virtually painless.

When you choose Dental Artistry for veneers, you’ll be directly involved with the design process to ensure you’re happy with the end result.

Porcelain veneers and crowns can correct

It’s amazing how many problems can be solved with porcelain veneers. Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect:

  • Enhanced appearance: Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of teeth that are discoloured, misshapen, chipped or worn down.

  • An alternative to braces: Veneers can correct minor misalignments and gaps between teeth, reducing the need for more extensive orthodontic treatment.
  • Minimally invasive: Veneers are a minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure, requiring only a thin layer of enamel to be removed from the front of the teeth.
  • Customisable: Veneers allow you to make choices about colour, shape and size, to match the surrounding teeth and create a natural-looking smile.
  • Stain-resistant: Veneers are stain-resistant and highly durable, with an expected lifespan of 10 years – or even longer with proper care.
  • Built-on protection for your teeth: Veneers can improve oral health by strengthening the structure of your teeth and protecting them from further damage.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      What are porcelain veneers?2023-05-30T11:26:22+12:00

      Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made coverings that are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. They are made from a strong and durable dental ceramic that can be colour-matched to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. If you want teeth that are whiter than your natural tooth colour, we can work out a strategy to achieve the desired end result.

      What are porcelain crowns?2023-03-13T23:20:10+13:00

      Porcelain crowns are very similar to porcelain veneers. The principal difference is the amount of tooth structure covered by the porcelain. Crowns cover more tooth structure, and are therefore often required when a substantial amount of tooth structure has been lost (e.g. broken teeth, root-filled teeth). The appearance of a porcelain crown is identical to that of a porcelain veneer when viewed in a smile.

      Do I need a porcelain veneer or a crown?2023-05-30T11:27:14+12:00

      The decision to get a porcelain veneer or a crown depends on the condition of your tooth. Porcelain veneers are used to improve the appearance of teeth that have minor cosmetic issues, such as discoloration or small chips. Crowns are recommended for teeth that have more extensive damage, such as deep cracks or decay. Dental Artistry can evaluate your teeth and recommend the best option for your specific situation.

      How long do porcelain veneers last?2023-05-30T11:28:39+12:00

      Porcelain veneers typically last around 10 years, but their lifespan can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene, diet, and wear and tear. With proper care and maintenance – including regular brushing and flossing and avoiding habits like teeth grinding and chewing on hard objects – porcelain veneers can last even longer. Read more about the lifespan of veneers.

      Are veneers painful?2023-05-30T11:35:27+12:00

      Getting porcelain veneers involves removing a thin layer of enamel from your teeth, which may cause some discomfort. However, the procedure is typically done with local anaesthesia, so you shouldn’t feel any pain during the process. After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity, but this is usually temporary.

      What happens to teeth under veneers?2023-05-30T11:33:55+12:00

      When it comes to the tooth that lies beneath each veneer, there’s nothing to worry about in terms of negative impacts. This is because the dentist only needs to eliminate a small layer of enamel, which means sensitive nerves and roots will not be disturbed in the process. Your natural teeth will still be present and functional underneath the veneers.

      Will the porcelain veneers look natural?2023-05-30T11:29:34+12:00

      At Dental Artistry we strive to deliver exquisite, natural-looking smiles to our patients. Our team’s extensive training, experience, and artistic expertise guarantees that our porcelain veneers and crowns will resemble genuine teeth rather than the bulky and artificial-looking veneers typically placed by less meticulous dentists. We prioritise your satisfaction by involving you in the design, shape, and colour selection process of your veneers, ensuring that the final result meets your aesthetic expectations.

      How much do veneers cost?2023-05-30T11:32:38+12:00

      If you’re searching the internet with ‘veneers cost nz’, it’s unlikely you’ll find any actual prices. That’s because the cost of veneers is determined by the extent of the procedure and the type of veneers chosen. Your dentist can provide an approximate cost after a consultation.

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      How many dental visits are required for porcelain veneers?2023-05-30T11:30:00+12:00

      The process of getting porcelain veneers typically involves two or three visits to the dentist. During the first visit the teeth are prepared and temporary veneers are applied. These temporary restorations, which are made to your specifications, cover the prepared teeth while the permanent veneers are made. You’ll leave your first appointment with a beautiful new smile.

      Who can’t have veneers?2023-05-30T11:36:40+12:00

      Porcelain veneers are not a good choice for individuals who:

      • Have unhealthy teeth, e.g. those with excessive decay
      • Have unhealthy gums, e.g. active periodontal disease
      • Have severe malocclusions best treated with orthodontics
      • Are under 18 years of age
      What will the temporary veneers look like?2023-05-30T11:30:45+12:00

      We understand that it can be daunting to face the world with less than natural-looking teeth while waiting for porcelain restorations to be manufactured. That’s why we go the extra mile to ensure that our temporary veneers and crowns are designed to look as close to the finished product as possible.

      Our team of experienced dental professionals uses the latest techniques and materials to create temporary veneers and crowns that are not only visually appealing, but also durable and functional.

      Our aim is to provide you with a beautiful smile, a comfortable and efficient bite and excellent oral health

      At Dental Artistry we’re dedicated to providing you with exceptional dental treatment in a practice that adheres to the most stringent safety and quality measures.

      Our dentists, and patient support team are committed to treating you with kindness and respect.

      Tell us about your dental goals and we’ll do our utmost to help you achieve them.