Porcelain Veneers

Are cracks and discolouration on your teeth getting you down? We have the gentle dental solution to your smile woes…

Smiling is contagious but at Dr Gerard Tang Dental Surgery we understand that its hard to smile when you lack confidence in your teeth.  Patients who visit our Eastwood practice with aesthetic concerns are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles and go to great lengths to avoid smiling. That is why we strive to provide all of our patients a variety of gentle dental treatments that both improve the function and appearance of their teeth. We feel no one should feel the need to repress their smile. We offer porcelain veneers for those patients who have visible aesthetic concerns that cannot be treated with bonding or filling treatments.

What is a porcelain veneer?

Ever wondered how celebrities get perfect seamless smiles? It all starts with porcelain veneers. In the entertainment industry, veneers started out as plastic props that the celebrities wear during filming They simply slip these over their teeth to instantly improve the appearance of their smile for the cameras. Today, porcelain veneers can be be applied through gentle dental techniques to permanently improve the appearance of your smile. These veneers are very thin sheets of porcelain that are fitted over the front of your teeth in the ‘smile zone’ (or the lateral incisors, central incisors, and canines). At Dr Gerard Tang Dental Surgery, the porcelain is crafted so finely that these veneers fit over your teeth like a glove, thus feeling exactly like your normal tooth. Porcelain is a fantastic material because it has a natural texture and appearance. It is translucent and white and can be colour-matched to blend with your natural teeth.

Porcelain veneers improve your smile instantly…

Porcelain veneers are fantastic for patients who have minor aesthetic complications that cannot be treated by other cosmetic treatments. Dr Gerard Tang and his team apply a minimal, gentle dental procedure which, if accompanied by conscientious oral hygiene and care, can last a number of years. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant so before getting this treatment many of our patients choose to receive teeth whitening treatments to improve the colour of their teeth to match the whiteness of their new veneers.

To prepare your teeth for porcelain veneers we need to a common and gentle dental practice of ‘shaving’ your tooth so that your veneer will fit comfortably over your tooth. The health of your teeth is incredibly important to us and we will strive to retain as much of your natural tooth enamel as possible to reduce the sensitivity in your tooth. Porcelain veneers are very strong and durable. But care must be taken to avoid potential chipping. So activities such as ice chewing, opening water bottle lids and using your teeth as tools must be avoided. If you would like to find out if porcelain veneers are the right choice for you please contact us for our expert opinion.

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