Here at Oris Dental, we are dedicated to giving all of our patients the perfect smile that they are after. We offer a range of services at our clinic to get you smiling wide and proud. We have had many patients who never smiled in a photograph or resorted to a closed lipped smile. They have utilised our smile design on the Sunshine Coast sevices and now have a smile which they are happy to show off. It is no secret that a healthy mouth and bright smile gives you an abundance of confidence and we want all of our patients to experience this themselves.
Teeth that are badly stained, shaped or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their colour or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discoloured, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Little or no anaesthesia is needed. Veneers have a longer life expectancy and colour stability than bonding, and highly resist permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking.
Veneers are usually made by a dental lab technician working from a model provided by your dentist. Veneers are usually irreversible because it`s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.
Porcelain veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline, by an injury, or as a result of a root-canal procedure, and are ideal for masking discoloured fillings in front teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider porcelain veneers.
Typically, veneers entail at least three appointments: diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation, and bonding.
During the tooth preparation visit, usually lasting one to two hours, the teeth are lightly buffed to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer. Usually, about a half a millimetre of the tooth is removed, which may require a local anaesthetic. During the same visit, a mould is taken of the teeth, and sent to the laboratory for the fabrication of the veneers.
During the final “bonding” visit, also about one or two hours, the veneers are placed on the tooth surface with water or glycerine on the teeth to check their fit and get a sense of the shade or colour. While the veneers are resting on your teeth, they can be adjusted with various shades of cement to match the colour of your teeth. To apply the veneer, the tooth is cleansed with specific chemicals to achieve a bond. Once a special cement is sandwiched between the veneer and tooth, a visible light beam, or laser, causes a catalyst to be released, hardening the cement.
During a two-week period of adjustment that follows, you may notice the change of size and shape in your teeth. It is important to brush and floss daily. After one or two weeks, you`ll return for a follow-up appointment. Porcelain veneers are reasonable facsimiles of natural teeth, not perfect replacements. It`s not uncommon to see slight variations in the colour of porcelain veneers upon close inspection, as this occurs even in natural teeth.
For certain patients no preparation of the teeth may be necessary.
We provide many services to get you smiling happily as soon as possible. We offer the best in Sunshine Coast teeth whitening services, veneers, implants, smile design and more to cater to all of our patients’ needs. Above all, we aim to give you a comfortable experience so you have no hesitation or fear when visiting our dental office.
If you would like to know more about our Cosmetic Dentistry Sunshine Coast services, our staff are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us at your convenience and we will be glad to organize a time for you to come in to our Minyama clinic. We are thrilled to welcome new patients and add to our list of satisfied patients with great smiles. Visit our clinic and we will create the perfect plan to perfect your smile.