Dental Veneers

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What are dental veneers?

Our beautiful porcelain and composite veneers are artfully crafted to enhance your smile to its maximum potential. With the help of our expert dentists at Studio Smiles and your own personal master ceramist, we can dream your new smile into reality. With optical brilliance and real life-like characteristics, veneers allow for spectacular and natural-looking smile makeovers without any unnecessary damage to your underlying teeth.

Dental veneers refer to thin ceramic (porcelain) or composite shells which are placed over the front of your existing teeth to change their shape or colour, and thereby transform your smile. Dental veneers can be a great option for anyone wanting to close gaps or correct a crooked or discoloured smile.

Generally, there are two types of dental veneers – composite veneers and porcelain veneers. With pros and cons to each treatment, it’s important to have your dentist guide you to find the best option to meet your cosmetic dental needs. Dental veneers are an excellent long-term investment in your dental health for those looking to achieve their dream smile.

At Studio Smiles we’ve transformed over one thousand smiles with composite and porcelain veneers. Our dentists are highly trained in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry and committed to finding the best treatment to suit your own personal needs, wants, lifestyle, and budget.

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How much do veneers cost?

At Studio Smiles we offer dental veneer treatment plans tailored to best suit each patient’s individual smile goals and budget. With payment plans from as little as $50 / week, our patients are often surprised by how affordable dental veneers can be. The cost of dental veneers can range between $500 and $3,000 per tooth depending on the process and material chosen. For a comprehensive treatment plan and detailed quote for porcelain veneers, please contact us to arrange a one-on-one cosmetic opinion.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells that are attached to the natural teeth to improve their shape, colour and overall appearance. They’re the perfect treatment option for those wanting to fix chipped, discoloured, small, or crooked teeth. Like starting with a blank canvas, we can dream into reality the smile you’ve always wanted.

What are the benefits of dental veneers?

There are many benefits when it comes to placing dental veneers against your teeth. Along with improving your smile and increasing your overall confidence, dental veneers can help with the following:

  • Discoloured teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Smaller teeth
  • Misaligned or crooked teeth
How long do dental veneers last?

Composite veneers can last for anywhere between 3-5+ years while porcelain veneers can last around 15-20+ years. The longevity of the veneers all depends on how well they are taken care of. For proper care, it’s important to prioritise optimal oral hygiene.

Can veneers fall off?

In theory, yes. Veneers can fall off. However, when dental veneers are done to a high standard and under the right conditions, we don’t expect them to fall off if they’re taken care of in the right way. With composite veneers, we generally expect them to last anywhere between 3-5+ years. In saying this, the veneers don’t just fall off after the 5-year mark. The teeth will begin picking up stains and chipping, so the overall appearance of the veneers may degrade at this point. The same goes for porcelain veneers. We expect them to last anywhere between 15-20+ years, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that the veneers will just fall off after that point – they may just need rejuvenation.

Do your teeth need to be shaved or filed down when attaching veneers?

Making any changes to the natural teeth is solely dependent on where the current teeth are sitting and how we want the final alignment to look. This itself will influence whether or not any teeth need to be shaved. Let’s say someone with buck teeth comes in and their teeth are sticking out. For us to create that beautiful smile, we need those teeth to be sitting further back in order to change the shape, colour and texture. This means we’re going to have to move the teeth further back, or we’re going to have to file them down to create that space.

Here at Studio Smiles, we aim to minimise any filing of the teeth needed. In most situations, we’re able to apply dental veneers without the need to shave any teeth (minimal prep veneers), but when we do, we try to limit it to a maximum of 0.3mm to keep the teeth as healthy as possible. Often patients may have crowded teeth, so we might look at completing a 3–4-month period of Invisalign to get the teeth into a better position to begin with before proceeding with veneers. By doing a few short months of orthodontics before veneers we can get the teeth into a better position, meaning they won’t need any filing down at all.

What are my treatment options?

There are two types of treatments we offer here at Studio Smiles - composite veneers and porcelain veneers. Composite veneers are made from a tooth-coloured resin filling material, whereas porcelain veneers are made from a highly specialised ceramic.

The main difference between the two is cost, longevity, and the level of enhancement. Composite veneers are completed in a single visit directly in the chair, they are generally more affordable, not as long lasting (3-5 years), and not as natural-looking. However, for those patients wanting a budget option that is still able to vastly improve their smile, composite veneers are an excellent option.

Porcelain veneers are the gold standard for dental veneer treatment. This is because they are made outside the mouth by a master ceramist, allowing for the highest level of strength, quality, and natural aesthetics. Compared to composite resin, porcelain has superior optical qualities and being a glass material has the most life-like shine. Porcelain veneers generally last 15-20+ years when carefully taken care of.

Composite Veneers
A great, budget-friendly option, composite veneers can be applied to the teeth in just one visit, leaving you with a natural looking smile.

Porcelain (Ceramic) Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-coloured ceramic shells that are placed on the outside of your natural teeth. A mold of your teeth will be made and sent off to a dental lab where the veneers will be custom-made for you. This process generally takes between 1-2 weeks. Once they’re ready, the veneers will be attached to your teeth, leaving you with a beautiful smile.

At Studio Smiles, we take pride in our transparent approach. We endeavour to make the entire process clear for you so that you understand exactly what is happening, what can be done and the likely outcomes. We find that taking this extra time for a thorough approach means our patients stress less and feel better quicker.

Will my treatment hurt?

Here at Studio Smiles, we take pride in our emphasis on pain-free dentistry. We understand that going to the dentist can be daunting and that there are certain procedures you may find uncomfortable, so we use the latest techniques and technology to make you feel as comfortable as we possibly can. We also offer oral and IV sedation to take the edge off where needed, which means you can wake up to the smile of your dreams without remembering a thing! Book an appointment today.

How much will this cost me?

Costs will vary depending on the individual and the treatment necessary. We believe in a transparent approach, so we make it a rule to provide all relevant treatment options and costs, including the advantages and disadvantages where relevant. This is an important part of our informed consent process. Patients may choose to opt for one of our interest-free payment plans to have their smile transformed now, while having the flexibility to pay later on their own terms. Payment plans can help alleviate the financial barriers to a healthy mouth. We want to make sure you feel completely comfortable with the next steps throughout your entire journey. Book an appointment today.

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Visiting the dentist can be costly. That’s why we’ve come up with our ‘Smile Now, Pay Later’ solution. With interest-free payment plans, you’ll be able to pay on your own terms.

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With over 40 years combined experience, we know what it takes to achieve the smile of your dreams. We’ve thought about every detail so you can feel completely confident.


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