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Porcelain Veneers: Transforming smiles with precision & elegance

Porcelain veneers are more than just cosmetic enhancements; they’re about transforming your smile while maintaining dental integrity.

Whether it’s correcting imperfections, achieving symmetry, or enhancing tooth shapes, our dedicated team at WeSmile Dental ensures that every porcelain veneer is crafted with precision to elevate your smile and boost your confidence.

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What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured porcelain designed to cover the front surface of teeth.
They are a popular cosmetic dentistry solution for enhancing the appearance of teeth by improving their color, shape, size, or length.

What are the other types of veneers?

There are primarily two types of veneers: composite veneers and porcelain veneers. While both aim to enhance the aesthetics of teeth, porcelain veneers are typically favoured for their durability and natural appearance.

Composite Veneers vs Porcelain Veneers

Composite veneers are made of tooth-coloured resin, which is a composite material.

Composite veneers are less durable and may be more prone to staining over time.

Composite veneers may appear less natural and can sometimes look bulkier compared to porcelain.

Composite veneers offer limited customisation options in terms of color and shape.

Composite veneers are generally more affordable than porcelain veneers.

Composite veneers require minimal enamel removal, preserving more of the natural tooth structure.

Composite veneers have a shorter lifespan, usually lasting around 5 to 7 years with proper care.

Composite veneers are less resistant to stains compared to porcelain.

Composite veneers require regular maintenance, including professional cleanings and potential repairs or replacements over time.

Composite veneers are less likely to cause sensitivity after placement.

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Porcelain veneers are crafted from high-quality porcelain ceramic.

Porcelain veneers are highly durable and resistant to stains, maintaining their appearance for a longer period.

Porcelain veneers closely mimic the natural translucency and texture of teeth, providing a highly natural-looking appearance.

Porcelain veneers are highly customisable, allowing for precise color matching and shaping to suit each individual’s smile.

Porcelain veneers are more expensive due to the higher quality of materials and craftsmanship involved.

Porcelain veneers typically require moderate enamel removal to accommodate the thickness of the veneers.

Porcelain veneers can last significantly longer, ranging from 10 to 15 years or more with appropriate maintenance.

Porcelain veneers are highly stain-resistant, making them a preferred choice for maintaining a bright, white smile.

Porcelain veneers also require regular maintenance but are generally more durable and less prone to damage or staining.

Porcelain veneers may initially cause temporary sensitivity, especially right after the procedure, but it usually resolves quickly.

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Composite Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Material Composite veneers are made of tooth-coloured resin, which is a composite material. Porcelain veneers are crafted from high-quality porcelain ceramic.
Durability Composite veneers are less durable and may be more prone to staining over time. Porcelain veneers are highly durable and resistant to stains, maintaining their appearance for a longer period.
Appearance Composite veneers may appear less natural and can sometimes look bulkier compared to porcelain. Porcelain veneers closely mimic the natural translucency and texture of teeth, providing a highly natural-looking appearance.
Customisation Composite veneers offer limited customisation options in terms of color and shape. Porcelain veneers are highly customisable, allowing for precise color matching and shaping to suit each individual’s smile.
Cost Composite veneers are generally more affordable than porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are more expensive due to the higher quality of materials and craftsmanship involved.
Tooth Preparation Composite veneers require minimal enamel removal, preserving more of the natural tooth structure. Porcelain veneers typically require moderate enamel removal to accommodate the thickness of the veneers.
Longevity Composite veneers have a shorter lifespan, usually lasting around 5 to 7 years with proper care. Porcelain veneers can last significantly longer, ranging from 10 to 15 years or more with appropriate maintenance.
Stain Resistance Composite veneers are less resistant to stains compared to porcelain. Porcelain veneers are highly stain-resistant, making them a preferred choice for maintaining a bright, white smile.
Maintenance Composite veneers require regular maintenance, including professional cleanings and potential repairs or replacements over time. Porcelain veneers also require regular maintenance but are generally more durable and less prone to damage or staining.
Sensitivity Composite veneers are less likely to cause sensitivity after placement. Porcelain veneers may initially cause temporary sensitivity, especially right after the procedure, but it usually resolves quickly.

Ultimately, the choice between composite and porcelain veneers depends on factors such as budget, desired longevity, aesthetic preferences, and the recommendation of a qualified dental professional.

What conditions can porcelain veneers aid in?

Porcelain veneers are versatile cosmetic dental solutions that can address various aesthetic concerns and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Here are some common conditions that porcelain veneers can effectively aid in.

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Fixing teeth gaps

Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for closing gaps or spaces between teeth, also known as diastemas.

By customising the size and shape of the veneers, dental professionals can create a seamless and uniform smile, eliminating noticeable gaps and enhancing dental aesthetics.

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Creating symmetry for uneven front teeth

Teeth can become uneven due to various factors such as acid wear from acidic foods or beverages, erosion caused by acidic substances, or natural wear and tear over time.

This unevenness in the front teeth can detract from the harmony of your smile. Porcelain veneers offer a solution by covering the front surface of the teeth and creating a more symmetrical appearance. Whether it’s correcting the length, shape, or alignment of teeth, veneers can help achieve a balanced and attractive smile.

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Unifying odd teeth shapes

Individuals with irregular or oddly shaped teeth can benefit from porcelain veneers to achieve a more uniform and pleasing smile.

Veneers can be customised to match the surrounding teeth, improving the overall symmetry and aesthetics of the teeth while maintaining a natural look.

In summary, porcelain veneers are versatile cosmetic dental treatments that can address a range of conditions such as closing teeth gaps, creating symmetry for uneven front teeth, and unifying odd teeth shapes. Consultation with a qualified dental professional can help determine if porcelain veneers are the right solution for your specific aesthetic concerns and smile goals.

Porcelain veneers pros & cons

Porcelain veneers advantages

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Porcelain closely mimics the look of natural teeth.

Porcelain veneers are resistant to stains and can last for many years with proper care.

Each veneer is custom-made to fit the individual’s teeth, providing a personalised aesthetic.

Compared to other dental procedures, porcelain veneers require minimal removal of tooth enamel.

Porcelain is less likely to stain compared to composite materials.

Porcelain veneers disadvantages

Porcelain veneers are typically more expensive than composite veneers.

The process of getting porcelain veneers involves altering the natural tooth structure, which is irreversible.

While durable, porcelain veneers require regular maintenance and care to ensure longevity.

Some individuals may experience increased tooth sensitivity after getting porcelain veneers, especially initially.

 

What is the porcelain veneers procedure like?

The porcelain veneers procedure involves several steps:

  1. Consultation and Examination: Your dentist will assess your dental health and discuss your goals for veneers.
  2. Preparation: A small amount of enamel is removed from the teeth to make room for the veneers.
  3. Impressions: Impressions of your teeth are taken to create custom veneers that fit perfectly.
  4. Temporary Veneers: Temporary veneers may be placed while your permanent ones are being fabricated.
  5. Bonding: Once ready, the porcelain veneers are bonded to your teeth using a strong adhesive.
  6. Final Adjustments: The dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure proper fit and comfort.

The importance of getting porcelain veneers from trusted dental professionals​

Choosing a reputable and experienced dental professional for your porcelain veneers is crucial for achieving optimal results. Trusted professionals ensure precision in the fabrication and placement of veneers, leading to a natural and beautiful smile. 

Here at WeSmile Dental Care, our aesthetic dentistry experts ensure the following:

About our aesthetic dentistry philosophy​

At WeSmile Dental, we believe in the transformative power of a confident smile. Our philosophy is centred around achieving beautiful, natural-looking smiles while prioritising the overall health and well-being of our patients. We are committed to providing personalised care and innovative solutions that exceed expectations and deliver outstanding results.

Dr. Khoo and our team of experienced dental professionals are dedicated to staying at the forefront of advancements in cosmetic dentistry, keeping up to date on new techniques and materials to achieve exceptional outcomes. We take the time to listen to our patients’ concerns and goals, tailoring each treatment plan to their unique needs and preferences.

Whether you are seeking minor enhancements or a complete smile makeover, you can trust that you are in capable hands at WeSmile Dental. We are committed to providing you with a positive and rewarding dental experience, helping you achieve the smile of your dreams and enjoy a lifetime of confidence and happiness.

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About our aesthetic dentistry expert – Dr. Khoo Huan Ding

Dr. Khoo Huan Ding is a highly skilled and experienced dentist with a passion for aesthetic dentistry. Holding a Masters in Aesthetic Dentistry from King’s College London, she is recognised for her expertise in cosmetic dental procedures and her commitment to delivering exceptional results.

With a focus on patient-centred care and attention to detail, Dr. Khoo strives to exceed her patients’ expectations and help them achieve their ideal smiles. She combines artistry and precision to create natural-looking and harmonious results that enhance facial aesthetics and boost confidence. Read more about her here. 

Porcelain veneers cost in Singapore

The cost of porcelain veneers in Singapore can vary based on factors such as the number of veneers needed, the complexity of the case, and the expertise of the dental provider. Generally, porcelain veneers range from SGD 800 to SGD 2,500 per tooth.

Here at WeSmile Dental, we prioritise accessible & transparent pricing. See below for our fees:

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Some additional questions you may have on porcelain veneers in Singapore

Porcelain veneers are considered permanent as they are bonded to the teeth using a strong adhesive. While they can last for many years, they may need to be replaced eventually due to normal wear and tear.

To maintain your porcelain veneers:

  1. Practice good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing regularly.
  2. Avoid biting hard objects or using your teeth as tools.
  3. Attend regular dental check-ups and cleanings.
  4. Use a non-abrasive toothpaste to prevent scratching the veneers.

With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last between 10 to 15 years or even longer. Regular dental visits and following your dentist’s recommendations can help extend their lifespan.

If you have any other questions that we didn’t address, feel free to reach out to us, and we’ll be delighted to provide further assistance and address any inquiries you may have regarding our porcelain veneers or any other dental services.