A veneer is an excellent long term natural looking solution that can:
- restore a broken, chipped, misshaped or crooked tooth;
- restore unsightly , stained or washed out fillings;
- close a space between the teeth (diastema);
- cover a permanently stained or discoloured tooth;
- straighten your smile (instant orthodontics).
Veneers can be made out of two types of materials: composite (white filling) or porcelain.
At TLC dental, Dr Hoffenberg is able to produce high quality aesthetic results that look beautiful and very natural using both types of material, because he spends so much of his time producing beautiful smiles for his patients and is so passionate about it. It can be said that it is one of his area of expertise.
Both composite and porcelain veneers have advantages and disadvantages. After examining your mouth and discussing your needs and wants, Dr Hoffenberg will spend time explaining both options to you, so you will be in a perfect position to make a decision as to which option will be best for you.
White filling veneers (Composite)
The correct colour white filling material is chosen, then shaped and bonded to the teeth and then polished to achieve a lifelike shine.
- Can be completed in one visit only
- Usually requires no initial shaping of the tooth structure and it is therefore reversible
- More cost effective than porcelain veneers (approximately half the cost)
- May start to stain after a few years
- Tend to last approximately half the time of porcelain veneers (approximately 5 years) before they may need to be changed.
Porcelain veneers are constructed as a thin layer of high quality porcelain to create a shell which is then bonded to the front surface of your teeth to create a beautiful smile.
- Very strong
- Very durable; last much longer than composite veneers
- Don’t discolour
- Usually requires some reshaping of the teeth
- More expensive
- Require two visits
For best cosmetic results, teeth whitening is often combined with veneers.
Find Out More
Call us to find out more about veneers or to schedule a visit during office hours 8am to 5.30pm weekdays (until 1pm on Wednesdays) on 02 8599 7107 or send us an e-mail.