Veneers are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics”. This is because of their ability to cover up a variety of dental issues in the “smile zone”, in minimal time.
Veneers cannot realign your jaw or correct bite issues, but they can disguise them, dramatically enhancing your smile.
At Hills Dental Group, we have helped many patients achieve their dream smile with dental veneers. This treatment option lets you be the co-designer of your ideal smile. You’ll even get a sneak peek of what it will look like post-treatment!
Porcelain & Composite Veneers Adelaide Hills
Our experienced dentists can offer high-quality, hand-crafted porcelain veneers and composite veneers to suit your lifestyle, smile goals and budget.
These wafer-thin, shell-like structures are custom-made to each tooth before being cemented into position. The process for getting veneers usually takes place over a few appointments. Your dentist will need to prepare your teeth for the veneers before creating impressions of your teeth for their manufacture. Once ready, your dentist will ensure the perfect fit and then cement them in place.
Porcelain veneers are exceptionally durable with a very life-like aesthetic. The way porcelain reflects light is like how a natural tooth would. It also has a high resistance to staining. With good care, porcelain veneers are long-lasting.
Composite veneers are applied directly to your teeth, layer by layer. They are then shaped and cured by your dentist. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers do not need pre-treatment tooth preparation. The process for getting composite veneers usually takes place in one appointment.
Composite veneers aren’t quite as durable as porcelain veneers. But, chips, cracks and other damage are repairable. Composite veneers may be a great option if you only need a few teeth touched up. They also provide a more cost-effective treatment option.
Is Your Smile Getting You Down?
At our Adelaide Hills dental practice, we believe that everyone deserves a smile that makes them feel confident. If you suffer from any of the following dental issues, veneers may be a good option for you:
- Minor gaps between teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Worn or misshapen teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Discoloured teeth
Luckily, most people make good candidates for veneers. Veneers need healthy teeth to attach to. So, any decay or gum disease will need treating before beginning the process. If you grind your teeth and clench your jaw often, you may not be suitable for veneers. Whilst they are strong, they can struggle with the persistent pressure of grinding or clenching. This can cause them to chip, break or completely detach.
A consultation with one of our experienced dentists will help you determine if veneers are a suitable treatment option for you.