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Instantly effective, dental veneers are a highly sought solution for improving any smile. Whether you’re seeking a subtle, natural result or a complete Hollywood makeover, veneers are a viable option for many cosmetic dental concerns.

What is a porcelain veneer?

A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is placed over an existing tooth to make the tooth shape, colour and texture more desirable. Modern technology means veneers are incredibly fine and difficult to detect. If you’ve ever seen a beautiful smile where each tooth seems perfectly sized and shaped but completely natural, you might be looking at someone who has had veneers done!

We work with a team of talented ceramicists who create each veneer specifically for your smile, ensuring they are as long-lasting as they are natural looking. The fine, non-porous surface of a porcelain veneer ensures a natural lustre, and minimises stains, making them an ideal option for a straighter, even smile that continues to look bright year after year.

What can veneers correct?

Chipped and cracked teeth
Mildly crooked teeth
Gaps between your teeth
Unevenly shaped and sized teeth
Discoloured teeth

Frequently Asked Questions about Veneers

Your dentist will discuss with you what goals you have during your Smile Makeover appointment, and assess the viability of the tooth requiring a veneer. Your tooth will then be prepared by having a thin layer removed, which provides the ideal surface for the porcelain to adhere to. A temporary veneer is prepared to be placed over the tooth while your custom porcelain veneer is created. In around 2 weeks your new porcelain veneer will replace the temporary one. Your dentist will check to ensure the fit is perfect, then attach it permanently.

Veneers are designed to not only improve the look and aesthetics of your smile, but to also be a durable part of the function of your teeth. As a result, most porcelain veneers have a lifespan of 10 – 25 years.

Certain factors may impact the lifespan of your veneers, just like natural tooth enamel. Activities such as grinding or clenching can wear down or damage a veneer, as can allowing decay to build up. The appearance of a veneer will remain the same indefinitely, but staining, cracking or chipping may occur if subjected to trauma.

Just like no two smiles are the same, such it is with veneers. Porcelain veneers are a customised solution so the cost depends on factors such as how many are being created, and if any other services are involved in their placement. At your complimentary Smile Discovery session, you’ll be provided with not only professional advice and recommendations, but also a full costing of your proposed treatments.
Porcelain veneers are extremely strong, but accidents do happen. If you’ve damaged a veneer, you can book online or call us to arrange an emergency dental visit as soon as possible.
Absolutely. While veneers can be an option to correct mild to moderate aesthetic problems like gaps or crooked teeth, you might find your dentist recommends a combination of treatments to create an ideal result. Likewise, many patients opt to have a whitening treatment as well as their veneers, to ensure tooth and veneer match in colour.

We’re a clinic dedicated to creating confidence through beautiful smiles. Our passion for cosmetic dentistry means ensuring your treatment is right for you, and is provided by experienced practitioners focusing on your comfort and satisfaction. For our veneers clients, this means:

  • Utilising some of Australia’s best ceramicists to create high quality veneers that look incredible and stay strong for years.
  • Experienced dentists who have created veneer based cosmetic solutions for hundreds of clients across Melbourne.
  • Friendly staff to welcome you and ensure your treatment works with your busy schedule
  • Comfortable treatment chairs, headphones and Netflix to ensure comfort during the procedure.

Why Choose Invisalign at Elevate Dental

Our people-focused approach. Our entire team are friendly professionals focused on your ongoing comfort.

High quality dentistry. Our commitment to continuous education means offering you the best.

A relaxed atmosphere. Kick back with Netflix or headphones while we keep your teeth clean and healthy

Appointments when you need them the most. Later nights and lunch times available.

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