If you are considering Porcelain Veneers for improving the appearance of your smile, you may already be aware there are several treatments and procedures a cosmetic dentist can use to change the look of your smile.
What exactly are Porcelain Veneers?
Also known as facings or caps, Porcelain Veneers are thin custom made shells of durable ceramic material which are cemented over your natural teeth to visually improve your smile. Porcelain Veneers have been reliably used by dentists to improve the appearance of teeth for decades.
What can be achieved with Porcelain Veneers?Perhaps more than you realise! With careful planning and design, porcelain veneers can be used to improve:
- Colour / Shade
- Alignment / Crooked Teeth
- Gummy Smiles
I have a missing tooth. Can I still have veneers?
Absolutely. Every smile is unique and has different needs. A missing tooth or teeth shouldn’t hold you back from achieving a beautiful smile. There are several treatment options that can be used in combination with porcelain veneers to restore a full smile, from something as simple as a partial denture, or creating a replacement tooth using a bridge, or replacing the missing tooth completely with a dental implant. Your GlamSmile dentist can discuss the various options for your smile during an assessment and consultation.
I have gum disease or another illness that effects my oral health. Can I get veneers?
This is a question that can ultimately only be answered by the dentist. Generally before any cosmetic work like porcelain veneers can be done on teeth, the condition of the teeth, gums and surrounding structures need to be healthy and stable. That means treating any existing decay and gum disease. There is no point building a house on shaky foundations – the exact same is true for porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dental treatments. Once your oral environment is suitable and stabilised, a dentist can give the go-ahead for porcelain veneers. If you are concerned about the health of your teeth or gums, a qualified dental professsional can assess your suitability for any treatment.
Can I Afford Porcelain Veneers?
Probably the most important question most people have is about the costs of cosmetic dentistry with porcelain veneers. The answer is: the costs vary depending where you go. If you shop around and speak with dentists, the price of a traditional single porcelain veneer can range from anywhere between $1,000 to $2,500 per tooth depending on where you go.
GlamSmile has been Australia’s most affordable smile makeover porcelain veneers for over 10 years.
Why does the cost of cosmetic dentistry vary so much?
The majority of porcelain veneers are made from the same materials, and are usually produced by similarly skilled ceramists in dental laboratories – so quite often the difference in price often reflects the individual dentist’s decision to charge more. They may have specific reasons such as higher business overheads, or they believe their individual skill, reputation and demand merits a higher price, or they might take more time than other dentists complete a smile makeover. In some cases the dentist may want a specific aesthetic features or characteristics in the porcelain which can make them more costly to produce.
These specific factors were taken into account when GlamSmile’s affordable cosmetic dental treatments were developed.
How is GlamSmile so much more affordable?GlamSmile was specifically developed with patient affordability in mind. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, our veneers are designed in 3D by smile experts in conjunction with your GlamSmile dentist to create veneers which perfectly and precisely fit over your existing teeth. The unique placement procedure was also been developed to allow faster treatment than traditional veneers, which are normally placed one-at-a-time taking several hours. GlamSmile allows up to 10 individual veneers to be inserted and bonded all at once. This means you spend less time spent in the dentist’s chair, reducing overheads for the dentist, who would ordinarily pass those costs on to you.
How does GlamSmile compare to other treatments?
Compared with other Porcelain Veneer treatments, GlamSmile uses the same quality e.max porcelain materials that dentists and dental ceramists use to create other porcelain veneers. The difference is the specialised manufaturing and design process which allows GlamSmile veneers to be made ultra-thin, yet highly durable.