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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.


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

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What are veneers?
Porcelain veneers
Composite veneers
Who can benefit from dental veneers?
Composite vs. porcelain veneers
How much do veneers cost?

Are you seeking to improve the appearance of your smile? Consider veneers as a potential option! Both porcelain and composite veneers are modern dental solutions that can help enhance the aesthetic appeal of your smile.

At National Dental Care Chadstone, we are passionate about creating beautiful smiles through the use of veneers and ensuring our patients feel supported every step of the way.

With many years of experience, the Chadstone team are skilled in the veneer process. If you're considering improving your smile, schedule a consultation with our friendly team in Chadstone.

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 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 our professional team of dentists at National Dental Care Chadstone.

Porcelain veneers

The procedure for Porcelain veneers is a relatively quick way to enhance the natural look of your smile.

As the name suggests, porcelain veneers are a porcelain tooth-shaped shell that is 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 being inspected pre-application

Porcelain veneers being inspected pre-application

Porcelain veneers offer a superior option 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 installing them sometimes requires two appointments. Porcelain veneers are a better choice for large cosmetic issues and teeth misalignment.

Composite 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. During your appointment at National Dental Care Chadstone, your dentist will bond the resin veneer to your tooth and mould it to the desired shape.

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

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.

Happy patient post-dental treatment

Happy patient post-dental treatment

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

Porcelain Veneers:

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

Composite Veneers:

  1. Affordability: Composite veneers are often more budget-friendly, so they’re a better choice if you don’t want to spend as much.
  2. Minimally Invasive: The application of composite veneers rarely requires any removal of the natural tooth structure, preserving your natural teeth.
  3. Repairability: If a composite veneer becomes damaged, it can be more easily repaired compared to porcelain, which may require replacement.
  4. Immediate Results: Composite veneers can often be placed in a single visit, providing instant improvements.

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

How much do veneers cost?

At National Dental Care Chadstone 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.

Patient talking with receptionist about payment plans

Patient talking with receptionist about payment plans

If you're considering enhancing your smile, our experienced dental professionals at National Dental Care Chadstone are here to assist you. Whether you're interested in composite veneers or porcelain veneers, we'll provide thorough guidance throughout the process and prioritise your care.

Schedule a consultation with us today to take the initial step toward achieving your smile goals with veneers.

Frequently asked questions

Veneers and crowns are both effective dental treatments, but they serve different purposes. Veneers are primarily used for cosmetic enhancements, while dental crowns are typically recommended for more extensive tooth restoration.

During your consultation, our dental experts will assess your dental condition and discuss the best treatment option for your specific needs.

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

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.

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 Chadstone may be able to reattach it. Otherwise, they can create a new veneer to replace the old one.

While veneers offer remarkable benefits, it's important to know all the facts. Porcelain 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.

  1. Poor Oral Health: People with untreated gum disease, tooth decay, or other significant oral health issues might not be suitable candidates for veneers. The underlying dental issues should be addressed first.
  2. Grinding or Clenching Habits: People who have bruxism (teeth grinding) or clench their jaws excessively might not be ideal candidates for veneers, as these habits can potentially damage the veneers over time.
  3. Insufficient Tooth Enamel: Porcelain veneers require a minimal amount of enamel removal for proper placement. If you have very thin enamel or have already lost a significant amount, alternatives like dental bonding might be more suitable.
  4. Unrealistic Expectations: It's important to have realistic expectations about the results of veneers. A thorough discussion with your dentist about the potential outcomes and limitations is crucial.
  5. Young Individuals: Adolescents and young adults whose teeth and jaws are still growing might not be the best candidates for veneers, as the changes in their mouth structure could affect the longevity of the veneers.

It's important to consult with a qualified dentist or cosmetic dentist to determine if veneers are a suitable option for you. A comprehensive evaluation of your dental health, aesthetic goals, and individual circumstances will help guide the decision-making process.

During your first consultation, your Chadstone dentistwill discuss all the options. It's important to have excellent periodontal and general oral health for veneers to be effective and long-lasting.