Dental Veneer Treatments

Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured layers made of porcelain or composite materials, affixed onto the front of your teeth. They are an ideal option for addressing teeth with gaps, stains, discolouration, breaks, chips, crowding, crookedness, unusual shapes, or poor alignment. Veneers offer a more conservative approach than crowns and are often chosen as an alternative when the underlying tooth is healthy.

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Do I need a Veneer?

  • Veneers are excellent for treating front teeth, at MVDC we used the highest quality material and do a smile design before starting any veneer. If you have some of the following, veneers can be a possibility
    • chipped front tooth
    • misshaped front tooth
    • close gaps in between teeth
    • discoloured teeth
    • irregularities on front teeth

What is Involved in Having a Veneer Done

Usually, we required 3 visits from start to finish to prepare teeth and fit the veneer.

  • First visit we will show and discuss what the veneers will look like
  • The length of the second appointment will depend on the number of veneer that are being made, and on the visit the teeth will be prepared by removing thin layer of tooth (about the thickness of a fingernail), colour will be selected and care instructions given
  • Third visit the new veneers are cemented, prior to cementing them, colour, shape and fit is checked and made sure you are happy with the end result.

Advantages of Veneers

  • Pain free
  • Simpler and cheaper treatment than crowns
  • Veneers are resistant to staining unlike filling material
  • The cement used is strong so their strength is comparable to teeth.
  • Porcelain will not decay
  • Great longevity if good oral hygiene and regular dental exam and cleans are maintained

Caring for your veneers will ensure that they last longer. At MVDC we strongly recommend regular professional dental exam and cleans. During your visit, the veneers will be polished and checked for irregularities. As healthy gums are essential to the success of any dental treatment, daily attention to oral care is important

If you are looking at Veneers you may also need to look at teeth whitening for your surrounding teeth so that the colour matches cosmetically.

Satisfied Patients

& growing every year

Hannah Grubb
Hannah Grubb
The women at this practice are phenomenal. I have had fear of the dentist my entire life due to a traumatic experience as a four year old. I finally bit the bullet last month and went to see Karen the hygienist and she made me feel so comforted. Then I met Erika the dentist and she was wonderful also. Yesterday I had restorative work done and for the first time in my life I wasn’t nervous about going to the dentist. I was so relaxed the entire time. Erika has such a calming, relaxed and professional presence. She continually asked if I was ok through each process and I honestly can’t thank her and her team enough. They’ve changed my life in the sense where I no longer feel scared. I actually can’t wait to go back and have my routinely hygiene appointment. WHAT?! ????
Mark Warner
Mark Warner
First visit, I saw Dr Polly for an examination and x-rays and Dental Hygienist Steph for a scale and clean.Very impressed with the service. Parking at rear which is great and easy access. Reception staff were friendly and helpful.I would highly recommend. .
Nicole Hayes
Nicole Hayes
I loved visiting the dentisit in primary school, they always made me feel safe and cared for. Dr Polly and the team made me think of those primary school dentist visits. I felt safe and cared for. I must remember to ask for my toothbrush and sticker before I leave next time! Wonderful experience my wisdom tooth was removed without pai but with confidence and reassurance
Louise Oconnor
Louise Oconnor
I daughter recommended this dentist practice and do glad she did. Dr Polly Ling is amazing and has done an excellent job of fixing a broken filling. All the staff are extremely helpful and welcoming .
Ryan Hollingsworth
Ryan Hollingsworth
If you’re looking for a new dentist, I can’t recommend this one enough. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a dentist and as such I wasn’t very confident finding somewhere new. However the team here have been absolutely incredible. Kind and happy to explain the process, including prices and health fund contributions. Excellent dental facilities and a comfortable waiting room. I’ve seen they also have online booking options, which seems very convenient. Thank you to all the team today for making my first appointment in a long time an enjoyable one.
Jane Doyle
Jane Doyle
Always great service from this practice. Came here today with my husband. International Women’s day do I was gifted a small bouquet and a pen. Thank you. Lovely surprise.
Sam Crossman
Sam Crossman
Always made to feel welcomed, taken care of and in a safe environment. Very appreciative of Louise for always being a friendly and welcoming face, and Rachel for making every experience comfortable. THANKYOU ♡
Robbie Jones
Robbie Jones
All the staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Excellent service.
Dental veneers FAQ’s

There is no definite answer to this question. Instead, there are several variables that influence how long your veneers last and how long they look good. However, composite resin veneers tend to retain their appearance for up to 7 years, depending on your habits and lifestyle.

You may require touch ups and re-polishing because they are prone to staining. Porcelain veneers tend to last and retain their appearance longer. Around the 10-year mark, problems may begin to occur, though there is a chance they will last much longer.

Generally, no, though you may feel some soreness around the gum or even a little sensitivity. However, within a couple of days, everything should be back to normal.

If you do experience problems or severe pain, make an appointment with your dentist ASAP.

No. You simply need to continue good oral hygiene practices, including flossing, brushing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash. Your dentist may suggest you stay away from foods and drinks known for causing stains, such as coffee, tea, or red wine.

However with any cosmetic treatments such as crowns and veneers we recommend to use a night guard to protect them from chipping and breaking due to nocturnal grinding or clenching.

As with all medical procedures, there are risks associated with porcelain veneers, though they are quite rare and minor. They include:

Tooth Sensitivity: Due to the removal of enamel, permanent tooth sensitivity, especially to cold or hot temperatures, is the biggest risk. If sensitivity lasts for longer than 3 to 6 months, this could indicate an underlying problem, such as leaking dental cement or the exposure of a nerve.

Dental Damage: When removing enamel, there is the slight potential for underlying dental damage. On the other hand, a veneer that does not fit properly can change your bite’s alignment, which can result in pain when eating, dental sensitivity, or jaw pain and bruxism.

Future Replacement: Although they tend to last for years, if not decades, veneers will eventually need to be replaced. This requires a second round of enamel removal. If you had extensive erosion prior to your first removal, there may not be enough left for a second set of veneers. Instead, you will need to consider a different restoration process, such as a dental crown or cosmetic bonding. When you are discussing your first set of veneers, you should go ahead and inquire about future replacement possibilities.

If you aren’t 100% sure dental veneers are right for you, you may want to consider crowns or cosmetic bonding. You can discuss your options with your cosmetic dentist.