You’re probably wondering how much it costs to wear a Hollywood smile that your favourite celebrities and idols wear. Expensive? Impossible to find? Well, you thought wrong!
Did you know that the Hollywood smile you’ve been looking for is available right now in your city? If you’re seeking that Hollywood smile and you’re reading this wondering if this is the right place, then you are correct! The cosmetic treatment you’ve been looking for is Dental Veneers. Here, we provide you with the breakdown of all thing’s dental veneers from costings to procedures and your common questions.
Dental Veneers are primed to transform the confidence in your smile, and we break down everything you need to know to get the Hollywood smile you’ve been looking for.
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Dental Veneers act as a long-term, natural-looking cosmetic solution that transforms how your smile looks. It is a procedure that hides or protects your natural teeth with a custom-made material shell. Think of it as a solution that hides your niggling dental concerns whilst showing off a new look set of teeth so that you wake up every morning with a new smile to show off. Veneers are available as single or multiple options depending on your oral health needs. A full set can be applied to your teeth as well if needed.
If looked after properly with excellent oral hygiene, veneers can last a lifetime. Every morning you will wake up to a shiny smile every single day.
There are many common questions asked about dental veneers, such as; “What are the different veneer options?” “How can I look after my smile with Veneers?” “What is the cost of single and multiple veneer fittings?”
All of your questions will be answered right here. Follow this guide to help you make the right choice for your oral health needs.
Dental Veneers are dubbed the ‘Hollywood’ smile because it delivers the aesthetically pleasing look to transform your pearly whites.
Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells made out of a variety of materials bonded to the front surface of your teeth. The porcelain material used to mould the veneer is strong and translucent and its strength is similar to the strength of your tooth enamel. Whilst there are other materials for veneers available, porcelain is ultimately the strongest and the most common material choice.
Veneers are a popular treatment choice not only because of its material qualities, but it also saves you money in the long-term and it eliminates the need for extensive treatments.
If your teeth are suffering from the following dental issues, then you’re a shoo-in for dental veneer treatment:
With fitted veneers, your smile will become unrecognisable to the public. Keep in mind that veneers are not a fit-for-all type of treatment.
Are you still unsure about the benefits dental veneers will bring to your teeth? The best thing is to speak to your local dentist before you make any decisions on what’s best for you. However, if your teeth suffer from the dental issues we’ve outlined above, veneers are a perfect fit.
Here are the benefits you’ll enjoy from veneers:
To ensure you make the right choice for your dental needs consider the following points:
Whilst other cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening are a one-for-all type of treatment, dental veneers are certainly not. Therefore, your oral health needs to be strong and meet the following criteria to ensure the dentist passes you for veneer treatment. The dentist will perform an oral examination and the outcomes of these must be:
If you meet these criteria, then you’re a candidate for dental veneer treatment! It is that simple. The dentist will be placed best to determine this.
Dental veneers are not restricted to just porcelain material, but it is the popular candidate due to its strength and durability. However, not all dental patients prefer porcelain material.
There are two main types of veneers: composite and porcelain.
Porcelain Veneers are made out of high-quality, strong ceramic material. Ceramic refers to an inorganic material that is used through heat application. The ceramic (or porcelain) material is bonded to the tooth. Porcelain veneers require two appointments; one to prepare the veneer and one to cement the veneer to the tooth.
Composite Veneers are less invasive and made from a resin material. They are applied to the tooth directly and then shaped by the dentist. The resin is then hardened under a special light before being bonded securely. The dentist then polishes the tooth and shades it to deliver a natural appearance.
Which should you choose? Porcelain is a stronger material compared to resin and more pleasing aesthetics, dentists recommend porcelain as it has a translucent quality and durability similar to your enamel. This means your veneers will stay strong for longer. Below breaks down both in greater detail.
|Composite Veneers||Porcelain Veneers|
|Typically takes one appointment||Typically takes two or more appointments|
|A cheaper material||An expensive material|
|Can discolour over time||Resistant to discolouration|
|Requires multiple replacements||Long-term durability|
Ultimately, speak to the dentist to determine the right material to suit your needs.
Another common question is whether dental veneers fix your natural teeth. By now, you probably know the answer. Dental veneers do not fix your natural teeth but are designed to fit over your teeth and hide any wear-and-tear. The veneers are attached in front of your teeth, shaded and polished to deliver the perfect smile.
Now we’ve given you all of the factors you need to make the right decision for your oral health needs, we will now answer the key question; how much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of dental veneers depends on several factors. The following points need to be considered when searching for the best dental veneer cost:
A single veneer supports a single tooth. Therefore, should you require multiple veneers e.g. two veneers, this will cater for two teeth, three veneers cater for three teeth and so on.
Bear in mind, there may be times where you suffer from a physical accident. This can lead to the veneers becoming damaged. This is also something to factor in as part of your pay package. Broken veneers are not covered by dental insurance.
Let’s break down the average cost or porcelain and composite veneers in Australia.
|Cost Breakdown||Single Veneer||Two Veneers||Four Veneers||Six Veneers|
|Initial Examination (Assessment of your teeth and the available material options)||$180-$200||$180-$200||$180-$200||$180-$200|
|Second Appointment Preparing the Veneer(s)||$600-$650||$1200-$1300||$2150-$2250||$3100-$3200|
|Third Appointment: Bonding the Veneer to the Tooth||$600-$650||$1200-$1300||$2150-$2250||$3100-$3200|
Keep in mind that costs can vary mainly dependant on location in Australia. You may be expected to pay more to Melbourne compared to Sydney.
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