Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured material, designed to cover the front surface of teeth. Thanks to the affordability and efficiency of veneers, they are a popular cosmetic dentistry option used to improve the appearance of discoloured, stained, chipped, or misaligned teeth.
Veneers can alter the color, shape, and size of your teeth, helping you achieve the look you desire.
With veneers, you’ll feel less self-conscious about your appearance, giving you a confidence boost and higher self-esteem.
Veneers can address many dental aesthetic concerns, but it’s important to consult with a dentist to assess your oral health and discuss your goals to determine if they are the right option for you.
Teeth can become discoloured due to factors like staining from foods, drinks, tobacco, or certain medications. In some cases these stubborn stains cannot be removed with traditional teeth whitening methods.
Whether your chipped or cracked tooth is caused by a bad habit of teeth grinding or by trauma and injury, these minor chips and cracks in your teeth can be resolved.
While dental veneers cannot straighten teeth the same way braces or clear aligners can, if you have minor teeth misalignment or gaps between your teeth, they can create the illusion of straighter teeth.
Some individuals may have naturally occurring pits or grooves in their teeth that can collect food particles and be difficult to clean. Some may also have teeth that are uneven in length or shape.
Our teeth can wear down over time, especially if you have a bad habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, also known as bruxism.
Porcelain is a popular material for dental veneers because it looks and reflects light like natural teeth, and resists staining. This makes it a durable option for a long-lasting smile enhancement. Although a small amount of enamel must be removed for the procedure, it is minimally invasive and preserves most of your natural tooth structure.
1400 per tooth
Composite veneers are created from a tooth-coloured resin and applied directly in the dentist’s office. They also require very minimal alteration of the natural tooth structure for a secure bond, which ensures that healthy tooth will be preserved.[T
650 per tooth
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|Aesthetics||Porcelain veneers are able to replicate the natural translucency of teeth to a higher degree, and also tend to retain their lustre longer.||Both porcelain and composite veneers can mimic natural anatomy of tooth structure.|
|Durability||Porcelain veneers are more fracture resistant and are able to withstand stronger biting forces more predictably than composite veneers.||Repair of composite veneers tends to be easier than repair of porcelain veneers, which may require replacement (instead of repair) in the event of fracture. Veneers can be repaired/replaced individually.|
|Teeth Preparation||Porcelain veneers require a minimum of 0.3mm of tooth structure at the margins of the veneer and tooth. This is equivalent to the thickness of about 3 sheets of A4 printing paper.||Composite veneers sometimes do not require any removal of tooth structure (assuming teeth are ideally positioned).|
|Production Process||Porcelain veneers are made in a dental laboratory, and require a longer production process.||Composite veneers can be created and placed in a single visit to the dentist.|
|Cost||The higher cost of porcelain veneers is due to the production process and the quality of the material.||Composite veneers are less expensive because they can be created and placed in a single visit, and the material is less expensive than porcelain.|
|Porcelain||Porcelain veneers are able to replicate the natural translucency of teeth to a higher degree, and also tend to retain their lustre longer.|
|Composite||Both porcelain and composite veneers can mimic natural anatomy of tooth structure.|
|Porcelain||Porcelain veneers are more fracture resistant and are able to withstand stronger biting forces more predictably than composite veneers.|
|Composite||Repair of composite veneers tends to be easier than repair of porcelain veneers, which may require replacement (instead of repair) in the event of fracture. Veneers can be repaired/replaced individually.|
|Porcelain||Porcelain veneers require a minimum of 0.3mm of tooth structure at the margins of the veneer and tooth. This is equivalent to the thickness of about 3 sheets of A4 printing paper.|
|Composite||Composite veneers sometimes do not require any removal of tooth structure (assuming teeth are ideally positioned).|
|Porcelain||Porcelain veneers are made in a dental laboratory, and require a longer production process.|
|Composite||Composite veneers can be created and placed in a single visit to the dentist.|
|Porcelain||The higher cost of porcelain veneers is due to the production process and the quality of the material.|
|Composite||Composite veneers are less expensive because they can be created and placed in a single visit, and the material is less expensive than porcelain.|
Designed and engineered by our dentists to deliver the smile of your dreams. We take pride in our work, and never outsource your veneer designs to a lab.
Show us photos of smiles that you like and our dentist will work with you to design your dream smile.
You’ll get to customise nearly every aspect of your smile, such as width and length, teeth texture, and the exact shade of white.
Apart from digital mockups, you’ll receive an actual physical mockup to wear on your teeth for a couple of weeks. This is also where adjustments are made so you’re 100% happy with your new smile.
Time to apply the veneers! Your teeth will be lightly shaved for maximum bonding with your new veneers.
Walk home with a stunning smile that lasts for 10 years or more with proper care.
Everything you need to know about our Brightside veneers and more.
Your teeth have to be reasonably aligned before veneers can be done. This to avoid either excessive removal of teeth or thickness of the veneers. Check out our ABC Treatment on how we can rapidly align your teeth before veneer treatment!
You may want to do veneers if you have slightly misaligned, discoloured, or misshaped teeth. Teeth discolouration may be due to genetic conditions, fluorosis, staining due to habits and diet, or even tetracycline staining; to name a few. Teeth can be misshaped due to genetics, grinding or even physical injuries.
With proper care, you may expect porcelain veneers to last ten years or even longer. If accidents happen, such as a veneer chipping from biting into a fork by accident, that individual veneer may be replaced without having to redo the entire set. Composite veneers, being lower in strength, may chip a little more easily than porcelain veneers.
No, they do not. Regular brushing and flossing habits will suffice. People who grind their teeth at night, however, are recommended to protect their teeth and veneers with a night guard.
No it is not. It is performed entirely under local anaesthesia and is therefore painless.
Yes, they can be repaired and re-polished if necessary.
Porcelain veneers do not stain and they retain their lustre with time. Discolouration may occur at the margin between the veneer and the tooth. However, Brightside’s dental veneer margins are designed to be hidden under your gum line and such discolouration will not be as apparent.
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