Veneers West Perth, WA
Your smile is an important part of your identity, and not feeling confident in its appearance can cast a shadow on your self-esteem. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers beautiful options expertly delivered by Dr Bradley Shepherd and Dr Matthew Kinsella in our West Perth dental clinic.
Natural teeth are subject to developmental conditions, wear and tear from daily chewing, and sporting or other types of accidents. Bruxism, or clenching and grinding, can age your smile even faster.
When looking in the mirror, it may seem overwhelming to consider improving the appearance of a damaged smile.
Fortunately, porcelain veneers correct a number of aesthetic concerns at once, making it possible to enjoy a new smile in a few dental visits.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells that resemble natural teeth in every way and cover the front of the teeth that are visible when you smile. Our dentists design the size, shape and length of veneers to complement your facial features and fit properly with your bite.
The shading and colour of veneers will match adjacent teeth so that they never look false.
Porcelain Veneer Procedure
Begin with a Healthy Mouth
Before beginning cosmetic dentistry, our health-focused team will rule out any underlying oral health conditions to ensure that your dentistry starts out with a healthy foundation. Both existing decay and periodontal disease pose a risk for your natural teeth and any cosmetic investment you make.
Designing Your New Smile
Designing your new smile depends on your goals and ideal final results. Dr Kinsella or Dr Shepherd will discuss your concerns, and together, you can determine the colour and shape of your new smile. The number of veneers you require depends on the number of affected teeth and the shape and width of your smile.
For an overall brighter appearance, teeth whitening beforehand will improve the colour of natural teeth and give you lighter teeth overall.
Preparing Teeth for Veneers
In most cases, we will remove a small amount of enamel to make space for your new veneers. Because of this essential step, veneers are usually a lifelong decision. With the proper care and attention, your veneers will last many years.
An impression of your teeth and your dentist’s instructions will provide the dental lab with the information they need to make your veneers individually.
At your final appointment, Dr Kinsella or Dr Shepherd will permanently bond your veneers to your natural tooth structure and make any small adjustments to form a good fit.
Caring for Your Veneers
If your smile sustained damage from grinding your teeth, we may advise wearing a night guard to prevent the same damage from happening to your new smile.
Additionally, regular home care, including brushing, flossing and avoiding biting into anything excessively hard, is all that your veneers require on a daily basis. Your professional dental cleanings and dental examinations are essential for a healthy smile and the longevity of your dentistry.
Are You Ready for a Beautiful Smile?
We look forward to discussing the modern cosmetic dentistry options available and which ones will give you the smile of your dreams. Contact us to arrange a consultation. We warmly welcome new patients.