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Dental Veneers

Woman with beautiful smileLooking for an alternative to enhance your smile or replace previous dental work you’re not happy with? At Six Twelve Family Dental, we highly recommend dental veneers, which are an ideal solution to a wide range of dental issues. Getting these tooth coverings involves bonding custom-made thin pieces of porcelain or composite directly to the visible portion of the tooth’s surface. This not only ensures a natural appearance but also offers long-lasting results.

What Are Some Benefits?

Whether your teeth are discoloured, misshapen, disproportionate, have stains, gaps, or uneven surfaces, dental veneers can greatly improve their appearance. They’ve also proven beneficial in treating patients with congenital dental diseases such as hyper mineralised enamel. This simple, non-surgical procedure can turn these dental issues into a beautiful, confident smile.

Two Types Available

Our two primary veneer options include composite resin and porcelain.

  • Composite resin veneers are crafted with the same material used for white fillings, offering an additive treatment that minimises tooth alteration. This single-step process is a more cost-effective solution, ideal for those seeking affordability. However, composite resin is more prone to staining and chipping.
  • On the other hand, porcelain veneers are highly polished and more resistant to staining and chipping due to their enhanced strength. These require two separate appointments and are the costlier option. Yet, their superior quality and resilience make them an excellent long-term investment for your smile.
Your dentist will advise which type is most suitable for you based on your individual dental condition and expectations.

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What Does the Process Involve?

We follow a step-by-step procedure to ensure you achieve the perfect set of veneers:

  • Smile assessment – We diagnose the affected tooth or teeth using photographs or radiographs to create impressions of your teeth.
  • Colour and shape selection – We help you select the most appropriate shape, colour and material to complement the rest of your natural teeth.
  • Mock-up veneers – We provide a mock-up design to demonstrate how your final tooth coverings will look so that you know what to expect.
  • Cementation of final veneers – Once the shell is fabricated, we will cement it directly to the surface of the affected tooth or teeth.

From initial diagnosis and smile assessment to colour, shape selection, mock-up veneers, and final placement, every step is meticulously carried out to deliver a personalised result. To make this process more streamlined, we ask our patients to research and provide images of the type of smile they aim to achieve.

We ensure to tailor the treatment plan for each patient, considering their individual dental condition. For those with active gum disease or extensive dental decay, these issues are addressed before we commence the veneer treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recommended age for getting veneers?
While there is no upper age limit for getting these tooth coverings, it is generally recommended for adults, ideally those in their 20s or older. This recommendation is due to the need for a stable dentition, as teeth can still change and shift in younger individuals, affecting the alignment and potentially impacting the longevity and effectiveness of the veneers.

Can anyone get these tooth coverings, or are there certain conditions that make someone ineligible?

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for veneers. Patients must have healthy teeth and gums before considering treatment. Conditions such as active gum disease or extensive dental decay must be addressed and resolved before the veneers can be applied. The overall health of the teeth and surrounding structures is crucial for the success of the treatment.

How do I care for my veneers?

Maintaining good oral health is also crucial. Our team will guide you on how to best care for your new tooth coverings, providing you with personalised maintenance advice and schedules.
How long will they last?
With proper care, your veneers can last 10-15 years with regular maintenance required, offering a more durable, stronger, and stain-resistant option than other treatments.

Why is the pricing of veneers in Australia different from abroad?

The discrepancy in the cost of veneers in Australia compared to other countries is due to the rigorous quality measures adopted in Australia. All materials utilised in the Australian market are mandated to have local TGA approval, guaranteeing superior quality veneers.

Book a Consultation

To learn more about dental veneers and how they can transform your smile, contact us at Six Twelve Family Dental today!


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


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