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Enhance your smile with Dental Veneers


Restore the front surface of your teeth by covering damage, discolouration, or minor misalignment with veneers.

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What are dental veneers?
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Composite vs porcelain veneers
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Are you considering improving your smile? Both porcelain and composite veneers offer a modern dental solution.

At National Dental Care Barangaroo, we can help enhance smiles through veneers, aiding patients in achieving their desired outcomes.

Our experienced team is skilled in veneer procedures and committed to assisting you. If you're interested in improving your smile, schedule a consultation with us at National Dental Care Barangaroo today.

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They are designed to cover imperfections, such as discolouration, gaps, chips, or misalignment, and provide a natural and aesthetically pleasing look. Veneers are a popular choice for those seeking a permanent solution to enhance their smile.

Depending on your needs, preferences, and the condition of your teeth, you can choose one of the following types of veneers with the help of the dental professionals at National Dental Care Barangaroo.

Happy patient with new porcelain veneers

Happy patient with new porcelain veneers

Composite veneers are the most common type and are popular due to their lower cost and fast application. They are custom-made from a composite material that is applied to the front of your tooth by an experienced cosmetic dentist.

Composite veneers are used to mask discolouration, brighten teeth, and improve the look of your smile. These veneers are usually used for minor cosmetic issues, such as cracking and chipping, but they can also cover small gaps between teeth.

Porcelain veneers are a non-invasive treatment and are a relatively quick way to enhance the natural look of your smile.

As the name suggests, porcelain veneers are porcelain tooth-shaped shells bonded to the surface of the tooth. The porcelain material is strong and durable making it an ideal option for long-lasting results if properly cared for.

Porcelain veneers are a better option for more significant cosmetic concerns and teeth misalignment. They can replicate the natural enamel with their light-reflective and translucent appearance, making them an ideal choice.

Who can benefit most from dental veneers?

Most people can benefit from veneers, but they can be an especially good option for people who have:

  1. Teeth that remain discoloured despite teeth whitening
  2. Worn, misaligned, or uneven teeth
  3. Minor chips, cracks, or slight gaps between teeth

Composite vs porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are stronger than composite veneers, so they'll work better if you're looking to improve the appearance of several teeth. While porcelain teeth will still need to be replaced, they last a lot longer than composite veneers. They also don't stain as much.

Dentist inspecting veneers before application

Dentist inspecting veneers before application

Here's a breakdown of the advantages of each type of dental veneer:

Porcelain Veneers:

  • Strength: As mentioned, porcelain veneers are stronger than composite veneers, making them a better choice for addressing multiple teeth and more extensive cosmetic concerns.
  • Durability: Porcelain veneers generally have a longer lifespan compared to composite veneers, offering a lasting solution.
  • Stain Resistance: Porcelain veneers are less prone to staining and discolouration compared to composite veneers, maintaining their appearance over time.
  • Natural Appearance: Porcelain closely mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth, resulting in a highly natural and aesthetic look.

Composite veneers:

  • Affordability: Composite veneers are often more budget-friendly, so they’re a better choice if you don’t want to spend as much.
  • Conservative Approach: The application of composite veneers doesn’t require the removal of natural tooth structure, which can be appealing if you're concerned about preserving your tooth enamel.
  • Repairability: If a composite veneer becomes damaged, it can be more easily repaired compared to porcelain, which may require replacement.
  • Immediate Results: Composite veneers can often be applied in a single visit, for an instant smile transformation.

Ultimately, the decision between porcelain and composite veneers should be made between you and your dentist at Barangaroo. They will consider your individual circumstances, oral health, desired outcome, and budget to help you decide which option is best for you

If you're considering improving your smile and enhancing your oral health, our experienced dental professionals at National Dental Care Barangaroo are available to assist you. Whether you choose composite veneers or porcelain veneers, we'll carefully guide you through the process to ensure you receive quality care.

Schedule a consultation with us today to begin the journey towards achieving your smile goals with veneers.

Frequently asked questions

Porcelain veneers can provide long-lasting durability for up to 15 years or more with proper care and maintenance. The strength of these veneers ensures that you can maintain a beautiful smile without worrying about potential damage.

When choosing porcelain veneers, it's important to consider your daily habits. If you indulge in habits such as drinking coffee or smoking that commonly stain natural teeth, you'll be happy to know that porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining. This means you can continue your daily routines without compromising the appearance of your veneers.

If the bond between your veneer and tooth weakens over time, the veneer may come off. This will depend on the type of veneer and how well you care for it.

If your veneer falls off, keep it safe and take it to your dentist. If the veneer is still in good condition, your dentist at National Dental Care Barangaroo may be able to reattach it. If not, they can create a new veneer to replace the old one.

For porcelain veneers, it takes 2-3 appointments for the full process, with each appointment lasting 1-2 hours. Alternatively, composite veneers can usually be completed in a single appointment.

Getting veneers is not typically painful. Your dentist at National Dental Care Barangaroo will usually numb the area before the treatment for added comfort, but since the procedure is minimally invasive, there is very little discomfort, if any.

The cost of veneers varies. Factors like which tooth or teeth are involved and your level of private health insurance coverage will also impact the overall cost of getting both Composite and Porcelain veneers.

Your dental insurance may cover some of your treatment, so be sure to check with your provider.

Payment Plans: Do you need financial assistance for your veneers? We offer an exclusive interest-free payment plan called SmileFund. With SmileFund, you can undergo your dental treatment and pay it off over time. If you’d like to find out more about the costs associated with veneers, call our friendly Barangaroo Dentist’s on (02) 8066 9000.

When it comes to dental treatments, veneers and crowns are both effective solutions, but they serve different purposes. Veneers are typically used for cosmetic improvements, while dental crowns are recommended for more extensive tooth restoration.

During your consultation, our team of dental professionals will evaluate your dental condition and provide guidance on the most appropriate treatment option for your specific needs.

It is important to bear in mind that porcelainveneers are a permanent solution that requires some preparation of your natural teeth, such as a light shaving or shaping process. Once you have undergone the veneer placement procedure, you won’t be able to return to your natural teeth.

If you would prefer an option that is more reversible, composite veneers may be better, as you can typically remove them and go back to your natural teeth. Your Barangaroo dentist can advise on the best option for you.

Porcelain veneers provide a long-term enhancement to your smile, offering you beautiful and lasting results.

After your veneers have been placed and properly bonded, you can enjoy your favourite foods without any restrictions. Although veneers themselves cannot develop cavities, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices to protect the underlying teeth from decay. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and attending regular dental check-ups are necessary for preserving the health of your teeth and gums, even with veneers.

If you're ready to transform your smile and boost your oral health, our team of dental professionals at National Dental Care Barangaroo are here to help. Whether you opt for composite veneers or porcelain veneers, we will guide you through the entire process and ensure you receive the highest quality of care. Schedule a consultation with us today and take the first step toward achieving your dream smile with veneers.