One Thing to Know About Veneers

Written by Dr. Reuben Sim
Published: 26-06-2023


If you’re wondering how you can improve the aesthetics of your smile, you’re not alone.

Many people look for a way to improve their smile. Perhaps your teeth are discoloured, chipped or uneven.

Porcelain veneers are a dental treatment that can solve all of these problems.

Porcelain veneers are a lifelong commitment, so it’s important to have all of your questions answered before you make the journey to the dentist’s chair.

Perhaps you’re wondering, ‘do veneers mess up real teeth?’ or ‘how much does getting porcelain veneers cost?’.

At Dental Boutique, we want you to understand the process of porcelain veneers, so you can make an informed decision on whether they’re the right dental cosmetic treatment for you and your smile goals.

So, here’s what to know about porcelain veneers and what to expect when you get your veneers.

How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain shells that are attached to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance.

Dental veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth.

They can be used to treat a multitude of cosmetic concerns, including chipped, broken, discoloured, or uneven teeth.

If you only have one broken or chipped tooth, you might opt for just one veneer.

However, it’s more common for people to get between six and eight veneers to create a symmetrical smile.

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How Are Porcelain Veneers Applied?

So, what is the process for getting porcelain veneers?

At Dental Boutique, all of our smile makeovers start with a comprehensive consultation with our renowned cosmetic dentists.

During this consultation, you and your dentist will explore all of your options to create a treatment plan that’s right for you and your smile goals.

Please note that severely broken or cracked teeth may not be suitable for dental veneers.

Your dentist will determine whether or not you’re eligible for veneers.

By the end of this initial consult, we take a scan of your teeth and send it to the ceramist to begin designing your new smile.

In the meantime, you’ll get to try out your new smile with a set of temporary veneers.

This is your chance to request changes to the shape, colour and size of your veneers.

Once your porcelain veneers have been carefully handcrafted by our talented ceramists, your temporary veneers will be removed and you will get to try in your final veneers.

If you and your dentist are happy with your new smile, we will clean your teeth and permanently bond your veneers in place.

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How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

Porcelain veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years.

However, dental veneers are not indestructible, so it’s important to exercise reasonable precautions.

Porcelain veneers can break with excessive pressure, so you’re very likely to crack a veneer if you chew on ice cubes or bite your fingernails.

If you grind your teeth at night, you’d benefit from wearing a night guard or dental splint.

If you’re wondering how strong porcelain veneers are, just remember they’re of the same strength as a natural tooth and should be treated as such.

The Porcelain Veneers Process: Is It For You?

Are porcelain veneers worth it?

Porcelain veneers are a great dental solution if you’re concerned with chips, cracks, discolouration or asymmetry.

At Dental Boutique, the process of receiving porcelain veneers is comprehensive and personalised.

If you believe porcelain veneers are the right cosmetic treatment for you, get in touch with our expert dentists today for a free consultation.

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