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Teeth Veneers

Looking to achieve that perfect, white, healthy smile for picture perfect moments?

Veneers are used to improve the appearance of teeth which may be crooked, chipped, broken, stained, oddly spaced or shaped.

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What are teeth veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain or composite resin that are fixed directly on to the surface of the teeth, making them appear whiter and more even. As veneers are customised to match the shape, size and colour of your teeth, they look completely natural. Teeth veneers are stainless, undetectable to observers and reflect light, giving you a bright, symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Which teeth do you put veneers on?

Sometimes a veneer is used to correct a single tooth but most people choose to have between six to eight veneers in order to create an aesthetically pleasing smile. Veneers are most commonly applied to the top front eight teeth.

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Are veneers the same as crowns?

Veneers are not the same as crowns. Veneers offer only cosmetic enhancement whilst crowns improve appearance and play a structural role too.

Veneers are thinner and require less filing or grinding to prepare the tooth as they are applied only to the front surface. Crowns cover the entire tooth and may need to be secured with dental implants screwed into the bone.

Can teeth veneers be removed?

Porcelain dental veneers are irreversible and cannot be removed, as the structure of the natural teeth has been permanently altered. They will not last forever and should typically be replaced after 10 to 15 years.

Composite dental veneers do not require changes to the natural teeth and can be removed by a dentist. They usually last between 4 and 8 years.

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Can you eat with teeth veneers?

Dental veneers can occasionally fall off, break or chip if you chew on something hard whilst eating.
To protect your veneers, you should take care when biting into hard objects but in the unlikely event that any of your veneers become damaged, your dentist can re-cement or replace them. 

Porcelain veneers do not stain, therefore your teeth veneers will remain white even after the consumption of red wine and coffee which are often responsible for the discolouration of natural teeth.

Can teeth rot under veneers?

Porcelain dental veneers are irreversible and cannot be removed, as the structure of the natural teeth has been permanently altered. They will not last forever and should typically be replaced after 10 to 15 years.

Composite dental veneers do not require changes to the natural teeth and can be removed by a dentist. They usually last between 4 and 8 years.

How are teeth veneers put on?

Porcelain dental veneers take longer to apply than composite veneers but are more durable and do not stain. Two to three visits to the dentist are required to attach veneers. First, the dentist will do a full oral examination to assess your suitability for teeth veneers and to decide on the best shade and fit for your mouth. He or she will take photographs and impressions of the original teeth before preparing them for treatment. The teeth to be fitted with the veneers will be individually shaped and trimmed, sometimes under local anaesthetic, and a mould of the teeth will be made, to capture the specific shape and size of the veneers that you need. You can make adjustments to the design, as required. 

Once you have decided how the final veneers will look, a temporary set will be fitted onto the prepared teeth, whilst the moulds and impressions are sent to a dental lab. After 7 to 10 working days, the permanent veneers will be ready for fitting. The process takes around 2 hours. Your dentist will remove the temporary veneers, give your teeth a thorough clean and then use dental cement and ultraviolet light to permanently bond the custom made veneers to the outer surface of your teeth.

Composite dental veneers are made from dental plastics or composite resin and typically only require a single visit to the dentist. After the composite resin has been fixed to the outer surface of your teeth and the veneers have been polished, you are ready to leave with your beautiful new smile.

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Are dental veneers expensive?

Porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite but look whiter and brighter, and last for longer.

In Singapore, veneers can cost anywhere from $250 – $1,300+ per tooth (before GST). Your dentist will be able to advise you on the most suitable veneers for your teeth.

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