Porcelain veneers and crowns are alternative solutions for those seeking to improve the appearance of their teeth while maintaining a natural look. At Geelong West Dental, our dedicated team of dentists is committed to helping you achieve a new, personalised smile.

 Our bespoke veneers in Geelong – crafted from high-quality materials – are designed to address concerns such as stains, chips, gaps, and misaligned teeth, giving you a fresh smile design. In addition, our dental porcelain crowns are alternative solutions for teeth that have been damaged, weakened, or discoloured.

Our dentists are highly experienced in providing porcelain crowns and veneers that harmonise with your natural teeth, restoring both functionality and aesthetics.

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What Is The Process?

Step 1

A digital smile design journey starts with a consultation with our experienced dentists, who take time to listen to and understand your dental concerns. Some common dental concerns include gaps between teeth, discolouration, crowded teeth, misshaped teeth, or missing teeth. Our smile dentists will examine your dentition to have a better understanding of your oral health condition, including the health of present teeth, gums, jaw muscles and many more..

Step 2

After the initial consultation, we often collect more information including dental radiographs, which will be discussed prior with you. The next step will be photos and digital scans of your teeth as part of your smile design treatment planning. We work closely with our ceramist, using state-of-the-art technology to provide bespoke smile design tailored to each patient. This smile design can also be mapped onto your face digitally to create simulation of the smile we plan to achieve. This is also when you will have the opportunity to customise and discuss your smile design with our dentist.

In general, dental concerns such as gaps between teeth, discolouration, worn and misshaped teeth can be improved with porcelain veneers or crowns. Veneers are  thin layers of porcelain bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Crowns, on the other hand, are bonded to the entire surface of your teeth. These porcelain materials are customised in terms of shape, width, height and shade (colour) as a way to close spaces between teeth, and mask the discolouration as well as shape of the teeth underneath.

    Step 3

    After the digital smile design is completed, we organise a follow-up appointment to discuss with you any modifications you may wish to make to the design. We also discuss the number of appointments required and an estimated timeframe to complete the case. Once approved by you, a 3D model of the digital smile design is printed.

    We then organise further dental appointments to initiate the journey of your personalised smile design. In the case of porcelain veneers and crowns, the teeth involved in the smile design are carefully prepared and digitally scanned. After that, a set of veneers and crowns made with temporary materials are fabricated based on the printed 3D model and transferred onto your teeth. The timeframe of which the temporary veneers or crowns stay on your teeth depends on the complexity of your case, which will be communicated with you during the treatment planning stage. There are also cases where we proceed straight to the fitting of the final sets of porcelain crowns and veneers.

      Step 4

      Once the final sets of porcelain veneers and crowns are fabricated, we remove the temporary veneers or crowns on your teeth and try in the final sets. We then bond the final sets of the porcelain veneers and crowns permanently and organise a review appointment as needed. 

      Here are some FAQs about Veneers & Crowns

      What are veneers?

      Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are permanently bonded to the front surface of teeth to alter their appearance in terms of shape, colour and size.

      What are crowns?

      Crowns, also known as dental caps, are tooth-shaped caps that cover all surfaces of teeth and are used to restore the shape, strength, and appearance of damaged teeth. They are usually made from a variety of materials, including metal, resin, and porcelain.

        How do veneers and crowns improve my smile?

        Veneers help mask stains, chips, gaps, and misaligned teeth, creating a more aligned smile with similar shades. Meanwhile, ​​crowns restore both the functionality and aesthetics of damaged teeth.

          How long do crowns and veneers in Geelong last?

          Veneers and crowns, if maintained well, can last for 10 years or more.

          However, just like natural tooth enamel, veneers and crowns may still wear or become damaged if subjected to trauma or teeth-grinding habits. Therefore, it is important that they are checked regularly by our experienced dentists. They may need to be replaced over time to ensure longevity.

          Is the procedure painful?

          Our procedures are designed with your comfort in mind. If you suffer from dental fear, our dentists may suggest alternative options such as sleep dentistry or happy gas to help minimise discomfort during the placement of crowns and dental veneers in Geelong. 

          How should I care for my crowns or veneers?

          Our dentists will advise you of any special dental care requirements, as well as any follow-up appointments that may be necessary to check the progress of your crowns or veneers in Geelong.

          Apart from that, you are generally required to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups, to ensure the longevity of your crowns or veneers.

          Why Choose Us?

          Patient-Centred Care

          Our highly-skilled dentists work closely with you to understand your dental concerns and goals. You will be provided with plenty of opportunities to ask questions, discuss your options, and see the envisioned results before we start the treatment.

          Customised Smile Design

          We design bespoke veneers and crowns that harmonise with your facial features. Each veneer and crown is meticulously crafted to complement your individuality.

           

          Long-Term Results

          Our crowns and veneers in Geelong are made from durable materials ensuring your smile lasts for years to come, with proper maintenance.

          Accessible Payment Options

          We do our best to ensure that our dental treatments are accessible to everyone. We offer several payment options for your convenience, such as interest-free payment plans.

          For more information on the steps involved in getting crowns or veneers in Geelong, the recovery process and risk assessments, please visit: 

          Our highly experienced team is here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. We offer a complimentary initial smile design consultation to discuss your concerns.

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