Ceramic Veneers

Custom-fit, porcelain veneers cover damaged, stained or cracked teeth to provide a fuller and brighter smile. Using specialised dental bonding agents, veneers are attached directly to your teeth to add a natural-looking boost without disrupting functionality.

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What are veneers?

Dental veneers are thin layers of material that are bonded to the front of teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers are custom-shaped teeth coverings, moulded to fit cleanly on one or more natural teeth to hide stains and discolouration, cover gaps or chips in the teeth, or conceal crookedness. 

Our veneers are made from tooth-coloured porcelain to mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel without compromising on functionality and form. When applied properly, veneers should look like improved versions of your natural teeth.

Who can get veneers?

Our porcelain veneers treatment is a popular option for anyone who is unhappy with the look of their teeth or their smile overall. This may be in response to particular issues, including discolouration and severe staining, crookedness and gaps, chips or fractures, or teeth that are oddly shaped and sized.

Patients can receive veneers at almost any age as an adult, but we recommend waiting until at least 18 years old. This ensures that your teeth and jaws have fully developed and veneers will not be applied to teeth that are still moving.

Veneers are not recommended for anyone with active gum disease or poor overall oral hygiene, as existing teeth may not be healthy enough to support the veneers. If you have recently undergone other dental work, or have had an injury to your mouth, you will need to wait for everything to heal before you can have veneers placed.

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Our veneers process

Getting veneers starts with an analysis of whether you have enough enamel to support the porcelain shell. From there, the particular tooth or set of teeth that will have veneers placed are prepared by the dentist. Prepping teeth for veneers involves having a thin amount of enamel shaved away to provide a smooth surface for a veneer to attach to. From there, an oral impression and scan is taken and used to custom create perfect-fitting veneers.


Patients may wear temporary veneers before their final shells are ready. The ceramic veneers will be designed to suit the patient’s existing teeth, face shape and skin tone, and both the patient and dentist will test how well they suit before permanently applying them. If both sides are satisfied, the dentist applies a special bonding agent and the veneers are securely attached and adjusted for a perfect fit.

Are veneers worth it?

While focused primarily on visual restorations, veneers also provide strength to teeth weakened by gaps or damage. The key benefits of veneers include:

  • Aesthetic Boost: Veneers that use ceramic materials are designed to match natural tooth colour and resist staining. Similarly, their precise fit ensures a clean boost to your smile.
  • Durability: When correctly applied and looked after, veneers can last for up to 15 years while maintaining their effectiveness and appearance. 
  • Rapid Treatment: Veneers require minimal tooth preparation and can be custom-made in a fast turnaround time, making them one of the quickest cosmetic procedures available.

 

While veneers unfortunately cannot be used to repair underlying damage to teeth, they can help to improve the overall appearance of your smile.

FAQs

How much do veneers cost?

An individual veneer may cost between $1000 to $2000. Our dentists will offer a veneers payment plan to help you cover the cost over time, and may offer a discount if you get multiple veneers. Speak to our team for a comprehensive quote on how much your veneers treatment could cost.

The placement of veneers is typically a pain-free experience, though you may feel some discomfort if you need to have some of your enamel removed. Your dentist will use a local anaesthetic to reduce any discomfort you may feel.

Caring for veneers looks much the same as regular oral health recommendations for natural teeth. It involves maintaining good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice daily, using a soft-bristled toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste. Individuals should also floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth, and attend regular check-ups. 

Veneers can be damaged if you bite into foods that are too hard, chew on ice, or use your teeth to open packets. Avoiding these habits will help preserve your veneers for longer.

Brighten teeth at CDIC

Our team always prioritises excellence in our work and patient satisfaction. With over 30 years of combined dental and cosmetic experience, we will ensure a tailored treatment plan to suit your needs.

We welcome all new patients from across Melbourne and interstate looking for the highest standard of care. Book in an obligation-free consultation today to find out how we can help you begin your smile transformation.