L&R Dental

How Do Dental Veneers Work?

June 28, 2022
Posted By: L&R Dental
Woman With Porcelain Veneers — L&R Dental in Toowoomba, QLD

Dental veneers are becoming a popular and simple way for more and more people to restore their confidence and their smiles. At L&R Dental, our team of highly experienced and friendly dentists are here to help you explore your options and decide whether veneers are right for you.


What are Veneers? 

Veneers are tooth-coloured coverings, often made from porcelain or resin-composite, that adhere to your natural teeth to improve their appearance. There are several reasons why you might choose to get veneers. For example, if your teeth are badly stained, chipped, uneven, or heavily worn, veneers can greatly improve their overall appearance, your confidence, and your quality of life. Veneers are also a great alternative to more painful, invasive or costly procedures like crowns, bleaching or tooth whitening.

If you have several teeth you’d like restored, ceramic veneers would be the most suitable option for you. Composite bonded veneers are more beneficial when treating discolouration or restoring a single tooth.


The Process of Getting Veneers

Getting veneers begins with an initial consultation. Our team at L&R Dental will examine your teeth and explore your wishes and goals to decide what option would be right for you.

If you proceed with veneers, your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from your tooth or teeth where the veneers will be fitted.

The length of the procedure depends on the kind of veneers you’re having placed. While composite bonded veneers can usually be adhered during one dental visit, ceramic veneers take more time. As ceramic veneers are made in a laboratory, they involve your dentist taking an impression of your teeth first to ensure your veneers fit perfectly.

You will have the opportunity to trial your veneers to be sure you’re happy with the colour, style and fit. Once you’re happy, your dentist will shape your veneers and bond them to your teeth.


Caring for Veneers

To ensure your veneers last for as long as possible, it’s important you don’t eat hard or chewy foods after your procedure and continue to brush and floss your teeth like normal. 

Follow-ups with your dentist will help ensure your veneers continue to fit perfectly and your oral health isn’t compromised.

Note: while veneers are a lasting investment, they will need to be replaced in time.


Choose L&R Dental for A Happy, Healthy Smile

When you’re considering a cosmetic dental procedure, you want to choose a dental professional you can trust. Our professional, friendly team at L&R Dental is committed to providing outstanding, compassionate dental care to patients across Toowoomba. We’ve established a friendly, positive dental practice where we use only the highest-quality techniques and treatments. 

When you visit our team, you can be sure that the health, comfort and confidence of all our patients is our first priority. We’d love to speak with you, explore your goals, and work with you to find the best dental option to suit your needs. Contact us today at (07) 4632 1374 to learn more.