Veneers give you a perfect, natural smile by restoring or covering over imperfect teeth.
We offer two kinds of veneers: porcelain veneers and composite veneers.
Porcelain Veneers are the pinnacle of cosmetic dentistry and they are the most visually appealing, effective and resilient veneers available.
Porcelain Veneers are striking and sturdy shells of hand-made porcelain ranging from 0.3mm-1mm thick that are bonded to the surface of the tooth, and are designed to mirror the appearance and physical properties of your natural teeth to give you a stunning smile.
Composite Veneers are inexpensive and simple restorations with inferior durability to their porcelain counterpart. They are effective for restoring chipped, stained or damaged teeth, or closing gaps between teeth. They are best used in cases of fixing slight imperfections where there is little stress on the tooth itself.
Composite Veneers can be either full or partial coatings, applied directly or indirectly to the surfaces of the teeth to restore or enhance their appearance and structure. They are made from a glass and resin hybrid also used in white fillings, and they can be used to reshape, realign and re-colour your teeth.
Which should I use?
Composite veneers are physically inferior to porcelain veneers and are prone to damaging or staining with time. However, they are simple and inexpensive to repair and polish, so minor deterioration can be easily addressed.
Composite veneers are ideal for making small fixes and adjustments to your teeth. If more substantial changes are necessary, porcelain veneers may be more suitable due to their exceptional visual appeal, durability and physical properties mimicking that of regular teeth.
If you’re not sure which veneers are right for you, don’t hesitate to come in and talk to us! We’re happy to talk you through it and point you in the right direction.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are restorations used ideally to repair teeth with moderate decay or damage where a filling won’t be sufficient, but the damage isn’t severe enough to require a crown, meaning more of your original tooth structure is preserved.
Inlays and onlays are also superior to metal fillings in other ways:
- Inlays and onlays are durable, made from robust and resilient materials that last up to 30 years.
- They can strengthen teeth by as much as 75 percent. On the contrary, traditional metal fillings can reduce the strength of your teeth by up to 50 percent!
- Inlays and onlays prolong the life of the teeth, safeguarding against more future treatment.
Inlays and onlays are used when old fillings must be removed or replaced. An inlay is like a filling, fitting inside the top edges (or of the tooth. And onlay is more comprehensive and extends over the cusps of the tooth.
The treatment procedure involves first removing the old fillings and taking an impression of the tooth, to be used in creating the new inlay or onlay from porcelain, gold or composite resin material. The inlay or onlay is then cemented into place and blended with your teeth to give the treated tooth a natural appearance consistent with the rest of your teeth.