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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 veneers?
The different types of dental veneers
What to expect when getting porcelain veneers
Who can benefit from dental veneers?
How much do veneers cost?

At National Dental Care Byron Bay, our experienced team is here to help you achieve a natural beautiful smile. Whether you want to correct minor imperfections or potentially transform your smile, our composite and porcelain veneers offer a personalised solution that combines artistry and precision.

What are 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-looking and aesthetically pleasing appearance. 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 your dentist at National Dental Care Byron Bay.

Dentist inspecting dental veneers before application

Dentist inspecting dental veneers before application

The different types of dental veneers

Composite veneers (direct veneers)

Composite veneers are the most common type, and are popular for their lower cost and fast application. They are custom-made out of composite material that is added 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.

This procedure requires little or no anaesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. In preparation for composite veneers, your Byron Bay dentist may need to remove a portion of enamel from the outer surface of your teeth to allow room for the veneers. The dentist will then bond the resin veneer to your tooth and mould it to the desired shape.

Porcelain Veneers (indirect veneers)

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 that are 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 offer a superior solution for addressing significant cosmetic concerns and teeth misalignment. Their ability to replicate the natural enamel with a light-reflective and translucent appearance makes them an ideal choice.

Similar to dental crowns, porcelain veneers need to be manufactured, and placing them sometimes requires two appointments.

What to expect when getting porcelain veneers

Step 1: Initial Consultation

During your initial appointment, your dentist will perform a comprehensive consultation and check-up to assess your oral health and decide if you’re a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers.

Dentist scanning a patients mouth using CEREC technology

Dentist scanning a patients mouth using CEREC technology

They’ll also perform a shade analysis to ensure your veneers closely match the shade of your natural teeth.

Step 2: Treatment Plan

Based on the information from your consultation, your dentist will put together a tailored treatment plan outlining the specific approach, the number of veneers required, and the expected timeline for your new smile.

Step 3: 2nd Appointment

During the second appointment, the tooth or teeth receiving veneers will be gently prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel. An impression of the prepped teeth is taken to create precise veneers, and you’ll work with your dentist to choose the perfect shade for your veneers.

Step 4: Final Veneer Fitting

It’s now time for your custom-made porcelain or composite veneers to be fitted. Your dentist will ensure the fit, shape, and colour of your veneers are perfect before bonding them to your teeth, creating a stunning smile.

At every stage, you can trust the expertise of our experienced dental team at National Dental Care Byron Bay, who’ll make sure you’re comfortable and happy as you achieve your perfect smile.


You’ll be glad to know that the recovery process for veneers is minimal. While you may experience some initial sensitivity around the teeth and gums, any soreness or pain can be reduced with a mild pain-killer and a mix of warm water and salt.

Who can benefit from dental veneers?

Veneers can be a good option for people with:

  • Teeth that remain discoloured despite teeth whitening
  • Worn, misaligned, or uneven teeth
  • Minor chips, cracks, or slight gaps between teeth

How much do veneers cost?

At National Dental Care Byron Bay the cost of veneers varies. Factors like which tooth or teeth are involved and your level of private health insurance coverage will 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: 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 Bryon Bay Dentists team on (02) 6685 6040.

Patient photography pre-veneer treatment
Patient post-veneer treatment using CEREC technology

If you're looking to enhance your oral health with veneers, our experienced dental professionals at National Dental Care Byron Bay are here to assist you. Whether you're considering composite veneers or porcelain veneers, we'll guide you through the process, ensuring high-quality care at every step.

Book a consultation with us and take the initial step towards improving your smile with veneers.

Frequently asked questions

While veneers offer many benefits, it's important to know all the facts. Veneers can be an irreversible procedure involving the removal of a small amount of enamel.

It's also worth considering that veneers can be vulnerable to damage caused by excessive biting forces or habits such as nail biting or chewing on hard objects. To ensure the lasting quality of your veneers, it is recommended to take good care of them and be mindful of certain habits.

  • While the majority of people with minor tooth damage, discolouration, and misalignment issues can benefit from getting veneers, there are cases when veneers might not be suitable for you:
  • Limited tooth substrate (not enough enamel for bonding or poor-quality enamel).
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching can lead to veneers chipping, breaking, and detaching from the tooth).
  • Previous large restorations (if the tooth has already been restored several times, a crown may be a better solution than a veneer).
  • Poor oral hygiene (this can lead to serious problems, making veneers useless).
  • Severe gum disease (all gum issues must be treated before considering veneers).

During your first consultation, your dentist at Byron Bay will discuss all the options. It's important to have excellent periodontal and general oral health for veneers to be effective and last long.

The complete veneer process usually requires 1-3 appointments, with each appointment lasting 1-2 hours.

At National Dental Care Byron Bay, your dentist will numb the treatment area for added comfort, ensuring that the procedure is minimally invasive and generally pain-free.

Once your veneers are placed and properly bonded, you can enjoy your favourite foods without any restrictions. While veneers themselves cannot develop cavities, it's crucial 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 essential 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 skilled dental professionals at National Dental Care Byron Bay 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.

With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last for 15 years or even longer, providing you with long-lasting durability. The strength of porcelain veneers ensures that you can enjoy your beautiful smile without constantly worrying about potential damage.

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

Eventually, the bond between your veneer and the tooth can weaken, and the veneer can come off. This will depend on the type of veneer and how well you care for it. If your veneer does fall off, keep it safe and take it to your dentist. If it is still in good condition, your dentist at National Dental Care Byron Bay may be able to reattach it. Otherwise, they can create a new veneer to replace the old one.

It's essential to understand that porcelain veneers are a permanent solution that involves some preparation of your natural teeth, such as a light shaving or shaping process. Once you undergo the veneer placement procedure, you won't be able to revert back to your natural teeth.

Veneers offer a long-term enhancement to your smile, providing you with beautiful and lasting results.