Dental Veneers, Geelong

Dental veneers are used to improve the appearance of a tooth or teeth. They are used when teeth are severely discoloured, or to correct minor dental imperfections, including:

  • small chips
  • unevenly spaced or shaped teeth
  • teeth with noticeably uneven surfaces
  • to close gaps between teeth

Our experienced dentists at Geelong’s Wyatt Ryan Dental construct and fit both porcelain and composite dental veneers, and these thin ‘shells’ are custom-made to cover and bond to the front surface of the affected tooth.

When considering veneers, gums must be in a very healthy condition or the success of the veneers is severely compromised. Where there is anything more than superficial imperfections and corrections to be made, crowns may be recommended as a treatment option instead of veneers.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are very thin tooth coloured shells that bond to your front teeth. If looked after, they are very durable. Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to recreate the natural colour and appearance of your teeth.

Porcelain veneers require two appointments. The first involves a dentist shaving a thin layer of enamel from the front of the tooth surface and then taking impressions of the preparations. A specialist dental laboratory will then fabricate the custom-made porcelain veneers. The veneers can then be bonded permanently to your teeth. Porcelain veneers are able to accurately replicate the colour and surface texture of your natural teeth and therefore achieve a very high cosmetic result.

Composite veneers

Composite veneers are an easy and cost-effective way to improve the appearance of your front teeth. Taking as little as 30 to 60 minutes per tooth, composite veneers have the advantage of being completed in one sitting at our Geelong dental clinic, compared with porcelain veneers and dental crowns, which generally take two or more appointments and are more costly. You may need to consider composite veneers for a variety of reasons:

  • closing a gap between teeth
  • changing the shape of a tooth or teeth to create a more uniform look
  • filling in a chipped or cracked tooth
  • improving the appearance of discoloured teeth where tooth whitening is ineffective

Composite veneers involve applying a tooth-coloured composite resin to the front of the affected tooth. A temporary mock-up of the veneers is completed and this gives you the chance to view the appearance of your teeth before the veneers are permanently bonded. This enables changes to be made to the colour and appearance before committing to the procedure.

If you are looking to improve the appearance of your teeth or concerned about any other aspect of your dental health, contact our friendly team here at Wyatt Ryan Dental. We are only too happy to talk to you about the options available to you including veneers, crownsteeth whitening and more.