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Beautiful dental veneers - feel confident

Porcelain dental veneers can drastically improve your smile. Chipped, uneven, discoloured or broken front teeth can be easily remedied using these highly popular options for making your teeth look great.

In cosmetic dentistry solutions, they are also used to fix misaligned and gaps in teeth. However, while strong, they are not as hardy as your natural teeth, consequently, if you are a grinder or clencher then alternative treatment options might be more suitable – like a dental implant or a crown.

How do they work?

This is because these porcelain teeth veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front surface of your teeth solely to improve their appearance (they add no structural advantage, unlike a dental crown).

These fine shells are then bonded onto the front of your teeth, thus changing their colour, shape, size, or length, and are made from either porcelain or from resin composite materials.

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A natural aesthetic you'll love

Our team of cosmetic dentists is led by NZ dentist Dr. Matt Sumner. Dr. Matt is a founding member of the NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (NZACD) and has been practising for over 25 years - he's also an Auckland local. We are also aided by advanced CAD-CEM technology, so can make same day crowns while you wait!

A natural aesthetic you will love

Teeth veneers made from porcelain resist stains better than ones made from resin and this, alongside the fact they better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth, is why we choose this option in most cases.

Here at Accent we pride ourselves on the creation of natural-looking porcelain veneers.

Some of our clients have wanted just one or two in the front, some have needed more significant work. Find out more about Jo (full mouth restoration - including 12 porcelain veneers and 13 crowns), or a little bit more about our principal dentist Dr. Matt Sumner - a founding member of the NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and The Dental Implant Network Group, he has been practising for over 20 years. 

How long will they last?

Regarding life-span, porcelain veneers typically last up to ten years although their longevity depends on a number of factors within your control. They can last longer - one of the biggest factors is how well you maintain your dental hygiene (in the same way regular car maintenance will keep your car in the best condition). Given their investment, you will want to look after them with good oral hygiene habits, alongside not opening beer bottles with your teeth!

Pencil chewing or biting your nails can also be hard on porcelain veneers, and if you’re a grinder, you’ll probably need to consider getting a night guard to help protect them from excessive wear. 

How much do porcelain veneers cost?

This depends on where your veeners are located in the mouth, and we understand this is a significant investment. We use the best lab in Auckland, and pride ourselves on superb craftsmanship along with a natural aesthetic. We know you'll enjoy the benefits this provides. Check out our case studies and what our happy clients say!

When are they not suitable?

However sometimes they are not a suitable treatment option; factors that mean you will need to consider alternative treatment include if you suffer from gum disease or decay, or if your teeth have little enamel - because without sufficient enamel the material has nothing to bond to.

They are also not an appropriate option for damaged or weak teeth. And if a large portion of your tooth is missing, a crown or implant will most likely be a better solution for you.


 

You can find out more about Dr. Matt here.

If you're considering consmetic dental work, please note we also offer 15 Min Complimentary Cosmetic Consults with Dr. Matt detailed below. Or call Lucy our Practice Manager to disucss your personal requrirements.

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