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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of high-strength porcelain permanently bonded to the surface of teeth to improve the overall aesthetics of a smile. They are minimally invasive, requiring minimal tooth preparation of healthy tooth structure and overlay your natural tooth to change the shape, colour, or the overall appearance of your smile.

Porcelain VS Composite Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are ceramic and can be made to perfectly match the appearance of natural teeth. They are ideal for moderate to major tooth changes where tooth shape, texture or discolouration are concerned. Porcelain veneers are manufactured in a dental laboratory and usually fitted by a dentist specifically trained in the art and science of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Folwell has been trained by Dr. Derry Rogers who is an internationally recognised DSD Instructor and has performed thousands if veneers since their inception in the late 1980’s

Composite resin veneers (bonding) are tooth coloured composites which are a suitable choice for small to moderate changes. This type of veneer is often used to repair chips or minor tooth fractures, to create minor tooth shape changes or to close gaps between teeth.   

Porcelain Veneer Procedure

For total satisfaction, the porcelain veneer procedure includes your direct input in the design process using Digital Smile Design in reshaping, widening and brightening your smile. After designs are completed, we will transfer your digitally designed smile to your own mouth, in a fully removable format giving you the opportunity to trial your new smile and make adjustments based on your feedback to create the final smile design before any treatment has commenced.

Once we have confirmed the design process in your own mouth, we take an accurate impression or digital scan of your prepared teeth, the impressions are sent to an Australian dental laboratory to create your custom made veneers. 

Once your smile design has been finalised and your custom-made veneers have been fabricated, the thin skins of porcelain are then fused to the surface of the teeth enabling normal eating and social activities to resume immediately. After treatment you will feel excited about your beautiful new smile and many patients report an increase in confidence and general happiness.

At My Dentist on The Parade, we only use Australian made porcelain veneers, we do not use overseas laboratories.

What is a porcelain crown?

A porcelain crown is a full cover of the tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. This procedure improves the appearance of a tooth and strengthens teeth that have been heavily filled, removing the risk of a cracked tooth. Your dentist may recommend a crown after root canal treatment to prevent further damage to the tooth.

Porcelain crowns -nonmetal

Traditional metal-based crowns have been used for many years to strengthen teeth that are heavily filled, weakened, or darkened due to root canal therapy.

Thanks to new technology, all porcelain crowns look as good as your own teeth. This is because the distinctive dark metal line or ‘blue halo’ of old-style crowns have been eliminated.

Porcelain crowns are now metal-free and so natural looking they could be mistaken for real teeth.

In combination with the Digital Smile Design process, your new smile with all porcelain crowns or veneers will create a beautiful, natural smile that you will love showing off.   

If teeth are lost, replacement of the missing tooth may be required to prevent the following:

There are many options available to replace missing teeth including:

What is a dental bridge?

A bridge is a fused series of crowns that uses the teeth either side of the missing teeth as supports for the bridge. The material used to construct the bridge is either porcelain or metal based or a mixture of both. 

The all ceramic bridge creates a far more natural appearance of the missing tooth.

Cleaning under and around the bridge requires dental floss with special floss threaders to clean away any plaque under the bridge.

Your hygienist will ensure you know how to carry out the correct cleaning protocol to ensure there are no future gum issues.

“I’ve been to the North, and to the South,
I’ve been to the East, and to the West,
But of all the guys who’ve worked in my mouth,
Tim’s the very best.

The way he jiggles the gum around,
Before the needle goes in,
The closest adage I have found,
is “Just like Eroll Flynn”.

And as we wait for gum to numb,
and muscles begin to let go,
If you don’t watch out I tell you cho,
he’ll recite and entire Goon Show. 

And then he’s off with a buzz and a whizz, 
His equipment all modern and spiffy,
And generally the way things is,
You’re out’a there in a jiffy.

So thankyou Tim for my new caps,
They’ll last me for a long while,
And now once again after all perhaps,
I’ll be proud and happy to smile!”

– Peter

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