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Central Coast Dentist For Teeth Veneers

Central Coast Dentist for Teeth Veneers

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When people think of smile makeovers, they tend to think of veneers. In only a few appointments they can create a dramatic difference to the appearance of someone’s smile and improve their overall self-confidence.

Veneers are thin ceramic coverings that are cemented onto the front aspect of the teeth. They can be used to correct a single tooth or they can be used to correct up to 10 teeth per upper and lower arch. Most commonly they are placed from canine to canine on the upper six teeth.

When people think of smile makeovers, they tend to think of veneers. In only a few appointments they can create a dramatic difference to the appearance of someone’s smile and improve their overall self-confidence.

Veneers are thin ceramic coverings that are cemented onto the front aspect of the teeth. They can be used to correct a single tooth or they can be used to correct up to 10 teeth per upper and lower arch. Most commonly they are placed from canine to canine on the upper six teeth.

    APPLICATIONS

    Veneers are predominantly used to:

    • Correct shape and tooth orientation where orthodontics is not a preferred option.
    • Minimal correction of tooth colour (the thin and translucent property of veneers allow for a minimal shift in colour).

      CONTRAINDICATIONS

      Veneers are not suitable for:

      • Chipped teeth from heavy tooth grinding.
      • Severe rotations, crowding, and spacing.
      • Cross-bite (most cases)
      • Heavy discolouration

      Types of Veneers

      Veneers can be ceramic, porcelain, or composite resin. Porcelain veneers are very brittle and are not an ideal option for bruxers. Our beautiful ceramic veneers are made by a master ceramist. Composite veneers can be placed directly or they can also be made in a lab. There is a considerable cost difference between ceramic and composite veneers, however the ceramic option provides a more natural result, stain resistance, and lasts two to three times as long with an average replacement rate of 15 years.   

      Element Dental uses only the highest trained technicians in creating veneers. There is no comparison between veneers made with a hand layered ceramic technique by a master ceramist, and those milled by a single block from a CEREC machine. 

      NUMBER OF VISITS

      Smile design involving veneers takes multiple visits commencing with a consultation or an exam and clean appointment. Provided no other treatment is required photos will be taken along with an impression for a diagnostic wax-up and in most cases teeth whitening. There is a second consult appointment to discuss the diagnostic wax-up which is the proposed treatment.  During this appointment we can trial the veneers in the mouth. The veneers are typically prepped and temporized in a single visit and cemented in another visit. There is a final visit involving any minor adjustments if required and photos.

      HOW MUCH DO VENEERS COST?

      Ceramic veneers are $1600 each and are discounted if two or more are placed. Direct composite veneers are $380 each. An occlusal splint is recommended to be worn at night to protect your investment. Zip Money finance option is available. 

      Element Dental is the premier Central Coast Cosmetic Dentist. Please book online for a consultation.

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