Your Healthy Smile Makeover

Dental veneers are thin porcelain or composite resin coverings that are bonded to the front surface of natural teeth to enhance the shape, colour, size or length of teeth.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are often used in dentistry to correct tooth imperfections, such as discoloured teeth and to conceal chips, worn or irregularly shaped teeth, or some gaps in your smile. Veneers offer excellent aesthetic results. They can also be done after teeth whitening, Invisalign treatment or braces to fine-tune your smile so that your smile makeover is complete!

The benefits of dental veneers are not just cosmetic. They can also improve some oral health problems, such as your bite. Often the bite, among other factors, can be affected by underlying chipped or worn teeth. Our combined Sunnybank Hills cosmetic and general densitry team work carefully to plan your veneers from your first appointment. The result will not just be a cosmetic dental treatment, but also a functional or health improvement.

Affordable cosmetic dentistry: A dental porcelain veneer is placed over a tooth
Affordable cosmetic dentistry: A dental porcelain veneer is placed over a tooth

Benefits of Veneers

The biggest benefit of veneers is improving the appearance of your teeth, giving you a brighter and healthier smile!

Veneers:

  • Preserve natural tooth structure
  • Can change the colour of your teeth or match them to other teeth
  • Can change the shape or length of your teeth to fit your bite
  • Can be done without or after Invisalign or braces

Veneers are often used in Brisbane-based dental clinics to treat the following problems:

  • Discolouration that can’t be fixed with teeth whitening
  • Front teeth lacking a uniform appearance due to many different shades of fillings or stained fillings
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Gaps in the teeth
  • Pointed or unusually shaped teeth
  • Crooked teeth not needing orthodontic correction

Veneers can last for more than a decade with care and maintenance (and depending on the type of veneers you choose), making it a worthwhile investment for a confident smile!

A dentist matches a patient's dental veneers with her tooth colour
A dentist matches a patient's dental veneers with her tooth colour

Comparison between Composite and Porcelain Veneers

Composite Veneers

What are composite veneers used for? Composite resin veneers can be used to address small cosmetic issues such as chips, tooth discolouration or cracks in the tooth enamel.

What does the procedure involve? The material used in our dental treatments is similar to white composite tooth filling material. It is built up across the tooth surface in layers to provide a lifelike and natural appearance, before being shaped and polished to suit the wearer. Little or no drilling is involved in this type of treatment, and a healthy radiant smile can be enjoyed almost straight away.

Composite veneers can give almost immediate results in a single visit to our dental clinic. They are the cost-effective way of achieving the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Discover new confidence with our expert team providing you with the most affordable and quality composite veneers in Brisbane.

Porcelain Dental Veneers

What are porcelain veneers? They are custom-made, fine shells that are designed to fit snugly onto the front of your affected tooth or teeth.

Do porcelain veneers stain? These lab-manufactured veneers are typically stain resistant and have better longevity than composite dental veneers. A small amount of enamel is sometimes reshaped by our dentist to ensure a perfect fit for this type of veneer, and to ensure that the new veneer works beautifully alongside the other teeth.

Patients requiring porcelain veneers in Brisbane require two visits to the dentist – one for preparation and to have a precise mould made in a dental laboratory, and second to fit the custom-made veneers onto your teeth. In the meantime, our dentist will place temporary shells on the teeth.

Before and After - See the Results

Here are some examples of smiles improved by veneers!

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Are Dental Veneers Right for Me?

Imagine being able to show your own composite or porcelain veneers before and after shots? Click here to book an appointment at our Sunnybank Hills dental practice to find out if you are a good candidate for dental veneers. Our friendly team will advise you about the extensive range of dental care options that are most appropriate for you. Now you can achieve the dream smile you’ve always wanted!

Veneers FAQs

The difference between Dental Bonding, Dental Veneers and Dental Crowns

Bonding, veneers and crowns are all treatments that can all be used to enhance the appearance of your teeth. All three procedures can achieve great results and give you a brighter and healthier smile. Talk to your Sunnybank Hills-based dentist to find out which procedure is best suited to your particular needs.

Dental bonding is the application of composite resin to a small portion of your tooth; it is often used to correct minor damage, such as a chip. If you had a tooth filling done using white fillings, that's the same material that would be used on the front tooth as dental bonding to reshape the tooth and resize the tooth.

A dental veneer is a thin layer that covers the complete front surface of your tooth and is a longer-lasting cosmetic solution.

Dental crowns are not just cosmetic, but are also used to protect and cover the whole tooth when it is badly damaged. It is a more involved dentistry procedure as it requires your natural tooth to be significantly trimmed down before a crown can be placed over it.

To find out more about the type of dental care you may need, book a check up with an experienced dentist at our Sunnybank Hills clinic. At that check up, you will learn the right treatment for you, answers to how much dental veneers in Brisbane cost and leave fully informed by your dentist on what the procedure involves.

Can veneers replace orthodontic work?

Veneers are a cosmetic solution for minor dental imperfections - but they cannot replace orthodontic treatment when it comes to fixing major teeth misalignments.

If you are simply looking for a more aesthetically pleasing smile, veneers can be used to cover small gaps between teeth and improve their shape (e.g. for small, short or chipped teeth). If required, your cosmetic dentist can even reshape or remove tissue from your gums in order to make your teeth look bigger.

Can I whiten my teeth before getting new veneers?

If you are looking to whiten your teeth before getting veneers, Zoom whitening is an option we recommend - Click for details. Our dentist will then match your dental veneers to other teeth to give a uniform colour, giving you that confident smiling face you've always wanted!

How long do Composite Veneers vs Porcelain Veneers last?

Our patients find composite dental veeneers usually last several years, particularly with the right dental care to help preserve them. The composite resin is less durable than porcelain.

By comparison, how long do porcelain veneers last? In our experience, a porcelain veneer will last an average of 10-15 years.

Patients are recommended to have six-monthly check-ups and cleans for any type of veneers, so any issues can be prevented or picked up early. In many cases, mouthguards are worn at night to protect the dental work.

How much do veneers cost?

Your composite or porcelain veneers price will depend on your individual needs. Much depends on the number of teeth that will be receiving treatment and the kind of veneers used.

How much do porcelain veneers cost in Brisbane compared to composite resin veneers? Porcelain costs more, but it typically lasts longer. Composite is slightly more affordable, and with good care, will give you many years of beautiful smiles. Talk to your dentist about the composite or porcelain veneers package that suits your budget.

Overall, dental veneers cost less over time when compared to other dental health treatments. In fact, permanent veneers can save you money in the long term. Other cosmetic dentistry treatments such as dental bonding, which is a temporary veneer option, can often result in breakages and the need for replacements.

Please have a chat with our cosmetic dentist at your initial consultation. Health funds can cover some of your dental veneer's price which can help you afford the porcelain veneers or composite veneers in Brisbane of your choice. We also offer payment plans.

Aperture Dental are very proud to be the preferred dental provider for cosmetic dental procedures with the health providers HCF, Smile and NIB. Click for more details on Health Funds.

How to care for your dental veneers

You should care for your veneers the same way that you care for your natural teeth! How much are porcelain veneers or composite veneers likely to stain? The answer is much the same as your other teeth. Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, daily flossing of your teeth, and book your dental check-ups every 6 months. (If you tend to grind your teeth at night, you may want to consider using a mouthguard to avoid grinding.) 

Click here to read about Dental Hygiene Tips for healthy teeth.

Veneers Sunnybank Hills

Are you ready for the new smile you’ve always wanted? To find out if you’re a suitable candidate for veneers, please have a chat with one of our trusted cosmetic dentists at your initial consultation. We are also proud to offer a full range of quality dental services coupled with the convenience of emergency dental treatments. Contact us at Aperture Dental Practice on 07 3188 9477 today! 

Payment Plans Available

Denticare, National Dental Plan (Humm), Zip Money

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Contact us today to talk about our range of complex, cosmetic and general dentistry. Our friendly Aperture Dentists Sunnybank Hills team will be in touch with you soon. We are conveniently located to service patients living in surrounding areas, including Calamvale, Acacia Ridge, Runcorn, Coopers Plains and Kuraby. We are just a short drive for patients looking for a Dental Clinic in Sunnybank, Mt Gravatt and Macgregor regions.
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