A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain material that is bonded to a tooth to cover the front surface of teeth for improving appearance. Dental veneers can best be described as a disguise for your stained or damaged natural teeth. The veneers are attached to the teeth and are unrecognisable once the process is complete. Dental Veneers are often used to close spaces between teeth, reshape teeth or whiten stained or dark teeth. They can also protect your teeth from damage and restore their original appearance. Veneers are a well-practiced technique in modern dentistry. They provide excellent aesthetics and are only bonded to the front of the tooth that is visible when an individual smiles. This treatment plan is a conservative method of restoring a patient’s smile to a whiter and brighter smile that you can be proud to show off. Veneers can be made from different veneer material. Have a discussion with one of our friendly dentists to decide which option is most suitable for you.
At North Sydney Dental we offer two types of veneers. Composite veneers and porcelain veneers. Composite veneers are more affordable option; they are made from composite resin. Our porcelain veneers are a little more expensive but offer greater durability and aesthetics. These Procedures cause minimal discomfort and whilst 2 at a time are recommended so that the tooth colour and shape are even. We understand people live busy lives and it is possible that our dentist will perform up to 8 veneers at once, to minimise the number of trips back to the dentist if requested and time permits.
Payment Plans Available:
Composite Veneers: Interest free payment plan from $30/week
Porcelain Veneers: Interest free payment plan from $57/week
We are pleased to offer one visit dental veneer procedures, saving you time and offering you the best convenience.
*Note: Conditions apply. For Porcelain Veneers, offer only applies for CAD/CAM Porcelain Veneers. To speak to one of our friendly staff, call (02) 8090 1108 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any questions that you have and we will respond to all E-mails and Voicemails within 1-2 business hours.
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At North Sydney Dentistry, we offer a range of materials dental veneers to suit everybody with different needs and preferences. It is important that you read the information provided by us, as well as having a proper consultation with any dentist. In fact, we encourage that you seek out second opinions regarding dental treatments of any sort, because we believe that it is your right to make an informed decision.
Composite Resin is a polymer based material filled by ceramic particles. The advancements in the past 20 years has seen significant improvement to the materials strength and aesthetic.
It is the most flexible dental material, both in its usage and characteristics.
Composite Resin can be carefully adapted to tooth structures with minimal or no cutting to tooth structures, and can often blend into the tooth structure seamlessly. This makes it an ideal material for minimally invasive dental veneer material. It also allows the dentist and patients to immediately change the smile with simple addition and reduction to best suit the patient’s preferences.
Unfortunately, due to limitations of current generation of materials, dentists are still hesitant to apply this as a long-term veneering material. The average expected life-span of the veneers range between 5-10 years, with higher possibility of repairs required due to chipping and staining which may compound to long term cost to the restoration*. We often recommend this treatment as a minimally invasive option and for those patients who are new to the veneer dental treatment for its reversibility and conservative nature**.
*Repairs incur a standard restoration cost.
**Tooth preparation varies significantly between individuals. Your dentist will be able to advise this on examination.
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Your Smile is a reflection of your joy and happiness. It is often complimented as the best make-up or accessory one can have. Should a smile be affordable? Yes. Absolutely.
Which is why we feel strongly that a beautiful smile transformation should be affordable.
When you want more than 6 veneers from us, we offer a significant discount to you because it does not take us twice as long to do an extra veneer, but it matters to you. Yes you can certainly have this done overseas, but when it comes to explaining your preferences and ideas, we believe our fluency in English and Chinese still comes as an advantage here.
You will be able to communicate with our dentists better with what you want, and we will reply with our candid opinions of what may suit you best.
Is dental porcelain veneers your solution to your life-long problems? Probably not. But at least, you can start smiling.
Occasionally additional characterisation and processing may be recommended by your dentist to enhance the look of the dental veneer to make it more “life-like”. This requires more time to make the dental veneer and as such additional fees may apply. The maximum cost of our Porcelain Veneers Sydney provides patients a greater variety of choice and services, but it is entirely up to the choice of the individual patient as to which veneer option they would like.
Dental ceramics have long been regarded as an ideal long-term restorative materials. The average life expectancy is between 10-20 years, depending on the actual ceramic materials and techniques.
Emax (Lithium Disilicate) has been the “IT” material in the dental industry for the past decade. It has extremely high resistance to fracture and is also regarded as one of the most beautiful dental ceramics in the world. It has been used extremely successfully across the globe by many well-known dentists and ceramists to produce some life-changing smiles. There are also very good clinical track-record to back its use in many difficult situations, including extremely thin veneers, dental crowns and bridges, and even implant restorations where raw strength is required, but aesthetic cannot be compromised.
Our dental ceramist based in Sydney is pleased to present us with a discounted rate due to our work volume and to benefit our patients, we feel it is important to pass on this discount. We also have a CEREC machine which can handle simple cases less than 6 teeth, and is ideal for those who are in a hurry as it can be completed in a single-visit.
We strongly recommend for cases with more than 6 Veneers to be completed in 2 visits minimum as the smile design process is rather complicated and the dentist may recommend a trial period with temporaries prior to placing the final Emax veneers.
A nightguard may be advised by the dentist to protect the Veneers.
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- The warranty is limited to failures of materials, including debonding/fallen off and fracture of materials. It does not apply to recurrent dental decays, or loss of tooth due to accidents, gum diseases, and dental abscesses.
- Patient must have had dental examinations and cleans at least twice a year at our practices. If the patient is an existing patient at our practices, some discretion consideration is applicable should the patient failed to attend for regular examinations and hygiene maintenance.
*Note: Conditions apply. To speak to one of our friendly staff for more info, call (02) 8090 1108 or e-mail us at email@example.com for any questions that you may have and we will respond within 1-2 business hours to all e-mails and Voicemails.
- 5 year limited warranty for Porcelain Veneers is limited to breakage of material, and does not cover for pre-existing or newly developing dental diseases not related to the veneers. Patients must present for regular scale and clean maintenance 6 monthly at any of our practices to be eligible for this warranty to ensure good health and maintenance of oral hygiene.
- No warranty is applicable to composite resin dental veneers as studies show the material is conventionally believed to be a weaker material than Porcelain resin material. Aesthetic of the composite resin veneer is comparable to ceramic veneer initially, however strength and resistance to staining is poorer and more maintenance may be required. A nightguard may be advised by the dentist to protect the Veneers.
- Veneers may not be the ideal dental treatment for every dental cosmetic issue. Upon consultation, the dentist will discuss with you the best option rather than initiate the work without gaining your consent.
Take a look at our real life case examples below to get an idea of the quality of our work at our two practices for North Sydney Dentistry and Hornsby Dental. Our highly skilled dentists work at both practices.
North Sydney Dental Veneer - CASE 1
Patient patient presents with old anterior veneers that have been breaking down and unaesthetic proportions.
Complete replacement of old veneers with aesthetic new veneers more in proportion.
North Sydney Composite Veneer - CASE 2
Patient presents to the surgery wishing to explore her options for aesthetic enhancement of her teeth. She did not want to smile at all for the photograph due to lack of self-esteem from a less aesthetic smile.
Careful placement of direct nano-hybrid composite resin veneers has managed to significantly improve the aesthetic of the patient’s smile. The shades were carefully chosen to blend with the remaining teeth and shapes that can help close the gaps of the teeth without looking out of proportion.
North Sydney Porcelain Veneer – CASE 3
Patient is not happy with the look of his smile. An otherwise dentally fit young man, the patient has had a very well placed dental crown some 10 years ago. Unfortunately, the colour of his natural teeth have darkened since the provision of the dental crown.
After thorough discussion, the patient consented to ceramic veneers with Emax. The gentleman now enjoys a new and iproved smile, with carefully selected colour shade and anatomy that is not too fake or too white to achieve the best natural look.
North Sydney Cosmetic Porcelain Veneer – CASE 4
Patient was dissatisfied about his smile, with a number of his teeth being too small. Additionally the old crown is too opaque and dark for the adjacent teeth.
This is the effect after the porcelain veneers for both the top and bottom teeth were completed. A number of changes have been made to suit the patient's preference. We believe in communication and we encourage our patients to give us input during cosmetic dental treatments. The patient was extremely happy with the final result.
Anyone with healthy teeth, excluding those with weakened teeth, inadequate enamel on tooth surface, decay and periodontal disease. Porcelain veneers are great for those who drink coffee, tea, soft drinks and smoke. It is not normally recommended in those who clench or grind their teeth as this causes the veneers to crack or chip, but we do recommend a mouth guard to protect your veneers. They are also not the best option for very crooked or misaligned teeth in some instances.
To book an appointment or for further questions?
Feel free to speak to one of the friendly team at North Sydney Dentistry on 8090 1108, visit our practice at Level 1, Suite 102/71 Walker Street, North Sydney or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org.