Porcelain Veneers &
Composite Veneers

Veneers – Porcelain & Composite

If your teeth are discoloured and you're looking for something more permanent than teeth whitening, or you want to straighten teeth but don't want braces, dental veneers could be an option for you.

Our experienced dentists at Moranbah Dental can fit veneers over your front teeth to change their appearance. Find out more or call (07) 4941 7336 to book a consultation.

Who can have veneers?

Veneers may be convenient, but they're not an option for everyone. Generally, this cosmetic treatment is chosen to cover up:

  • stained or discoloured teeth
  • chips or holes in teeth
  • crooked or misshapen teeth
  • minor or uneven gaps

Veneers could be an option if other cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening haven't been effective, but they won't be suitable for teeth that are more severely damaged or misaligned. For these, we may recommend other options such as orthodontics or a dental crown.

Your mouth must be healthy and free from oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease before our dentists will start veneers treatment.

What are the different types of veneers?

We offer two types of veneers at Moranbah Dental: porcelain (ceramic) veneers and composite veneers.

Both options have their pros and cons, depending on your individual needs and price range. You can choose a shade of porcelain or resin that matches your natural tooth colour or another shade you prefer.

Porcelain veneers

The reflective properties of porcelain are the same as tooth enamel, giving a more realistic finish. Porcelain is also more durable than composite resin and more resistant to stains, and these veneers can last twice as long with good care.

The downsides are that porcelain veneers are more expensive, they can't be repaired if chipped, and more of the tooth surface needs to be removed before the veneers can be fitted.

Composite veneers

Unlike porcelain veneers, which are manufactured outside the mouth and bonded to the teeth, composite resin is applied directly to the tooth surface and hardened and polished to form the veneers. This process is generally faster and cheaper than having porcelain veneers custom made.

The disadvantages are that composite veneers are more prone to damage and stains and generally need to be replaced sooner. They may also look less natural than porcelain.

How are veneers made?

If you're thinking about veneers, we'll make sure you understand what the treatment involves. The first stage is removing a thin layer of the tooth enamel, permanently altering your teeth. The surface is then etched to make it easier for the veneers to bond.

  • If you choose porcelain veneers, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth and fit temporary veneers while your custom veneers are being manufactured. When they're ready, we'll arrange another appointment to bond them in place.
  • If you choose composite veneers, your dentist will apply resin to your teeth and harden it in layers until the veneers are fully formed.

Veneers can last for many years with good care, but they will eventually need to be replaced to maintain your smile.

Book an appointment for veneers today

To find out more about veneers at Moranbah Dental or to book a consultation with our cosmetic dentists, call us on (07) 4941 7336. You can also book online.