Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are aesthetic restorations that can improve the size, shape, colour and alignment of teeth.

What are porcelain veneers?

The veneer is a thin facing of porcelain, similar to a false fingernail, which is securely bonded to the surface of the tooth.

Usually several teeth are veneered as part of a treatment to achieve the desired result. The teeth being treated need to be prepared so that placement of the veneers does not make them appear bulky.

The thinness and translucency of the porcelain, and the way this material reflects light makes porcelain veneers look extremely life-like. Unlike composite resin bonding or veneers, porcelain veneers do not stain or discolour over time.

Please visit our Photo Gallery to see examples of what can be achieved with porcelain veneers.

The Dental Laboratory

Aesthetically pleasing, natural looking ceramic restorations are the result of careful planning and communication between the patient, dentist and dental technician. We only entrust our laboratory fabricated restorations such as crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers to the finest dental technicians in Australia.

Often, the communication process involves taking high quality photographs using a digital SLR camera to record the colour, shape and individual characteristics of the teeth.

With restorations such as porcelain veneers, it is best for the patient to visit the dental technician in person. During this visit our dental technician will use a Shade-X™ digital shade matching scanner to record the colour of your teeth.