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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?
Composite veneers (direct veneers)
Porcelain veneers (indirect veneers)
Which is better?
Who can benefit from dental veneers?
How much do veneers cost?

Are you considering enhancing your smile with straighter and whiter teeth? Veneers offer a modern dental solution for this purpose. Whether you choose porcelain or composite veneers, they can improve the appearance of your teeth.

With many years of experience, we are knowledgeable about the veneer process and are committed to helping you achieve your desired results. Schedule a consultation with us today to explore how veneers can enhance your smile.

What are veneers?

Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made shells that are expertly bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They're designed to cover all types of imperfections, including discolouration, chips, gaps, or misalignment, and deliver a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Veneers are an excellent option for anyone seeking a permanent solution to enhance their smile.

Your dentist at National Dental Care Darwin will work with you to choose the best type of veneers for your unique needs, preferences, and dental condition.

Porcelain veneers being inspected by dentist

Porcelain veneers being inspected by dentist

Composite veneers (direct veneers)

The most common type of veneers are composite veneers, which are popular for their affordability and speedy application.

These veneers consist of a custom-made composite material that is added to the front of the tooth by a skilled cosmetic dentist. They are used to conceal discoloration, enhance the brightness of teeth, and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Although they are generally used for minor cosmetic issues, such as chipping or cracking, they can also cover small gaps between teeth.

This procedure is relatively simple and typically requires little to no anaesthesia, making it an excellent option for enhancing the appearance of your front teeth.

Porcelain veneers (indirect veneers)

Another veneer option is porcelain veneers, which are a great way to significantly enhance the natural look of your smile.

These veneers are made of a porcelain shell that is carefully bonded to the surface of the tooth. The porcelain material is exceptionally durable, making it an ideal choice for long-lasting results, as long as they are 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.

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

Which is better?

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 talking with dentist, post-treatment

Happy patient talking with dentist, post-treatment

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 Darwin, the cost of veneers varies due to factors like the type of veneers and the complexity of the case.

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 team on (08) 8941 1717.

If you're considering improving your smile and enhancing your oral health, our experienced dental professionals at National Dental Care Darwin are here to help. Whether you're interested in composite veneers or porcelain veneers, we will guide you through the entire process and prioritise your care.

Schedule a consultation with us 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.

Porcelain veneers can take around two to three appointments for the full process, with each appointment taking one to two hours. Composite veneers can usually be done in one appointment.

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

It is important to bear in mind that porcelain veneers 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 can be reversed, composite veneers may be a better choice, as you can generally remove them and revert to your natural teeth.

Your Darwin dentist can help advise the best option for you. 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 skilled dentists in Darwin 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.