Porcelain Veneers Gold Coast
Many celebrities and models achieve their white, bright and perfect smiles with porcelain veneers
They can be the ideal solution to a number of aesthetic imperfections. If you feel your teeth are too small, broken, crooked, gapped, discoloured or simply not as beautiful as they could be, handcrafted bespoke veneers can transform your smile into a whiter, brighter masterpiece – your perfect smile.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are aesthetic, ultra-thin custom-made porcelain laminates that are permanently bonded to your teeth. Porcelain is a biocompatible material and highly resistant to staining and chipping. Fixed over the top of your natural tooth structure, they can flawlessly cover a broad range of dental concerns and imperfections including:
- Uneven tooth shapes and sizes
- Broken, chipped or cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Stubborn discolouration
- Minor crookedness and malalignment
The highest quality materials, bonding protocols and expert application is our standard to ensure that your porcelain veneer transformation will last. Custom made specifically for you, we take into account your age, gender, facial versus dental midline and long axis, complexion, as well as various teeth-specific, gum-specific and occlusal factors. This ensures that your handcrafted, bespoke veneers truly enhance your unique smile whilst being stable, balanced and in harmony with your facial form.
Pearly white porcelain veneers have won the hearts of many a mate, secured many a job opportunity and made many friends. They’ve snapped countless selfies, starred in trillions of movies and sparkled at every Hollywood event. They’re on the cover of magazines, they’re social media influencers, they present the news, play elite sport and strut their stuff on the catwalk. Porcelain veneers are everywhere, especially around the Gold Coast; but what do you really know about them?
Once considered the cosmetic luxury of the rich and famous, porcelain veneers are now much more accessible for everyday people, and for a variety of applications. It’s easier than ever to achieve the dream smile you’ve always wanted.
Dr Hua’s service and protocols are second-to-none
Dr Hua is well known for his unique approach to cosmetic dentistry. He dedicates his time in providing a premium level of care, that won’t be found elsewhere. His meticulous service ensures your veneer-fitting is a comfortable experience, and a complete success. A self-confessed perfectionist, he uses only the best materials and bonding protocols, for optimal results designed to last.
What can Porcelain Veneers do?
Veneers are comfortable, and look and feel like real teeth
Once the veneer procedure is expertly completed by an accomplished cosmetic dentist, you shouldn’t feel any discomfort. As with anything new there is a small adjustment period as you get used to your new smile; but it won’t feel artificial or uncomfortable. The perfect smile for you will feel wonderful.
- Improve the appearance of one, two or more teeth
- Improve the aesthetics of teeth that are broken, chipped or irregularly shaped
- Fix minor gaps in your front teeth
- Transform short or worn-down teeth
- Mask stains and discolouration including teeth that do not respond to whitening
- Can improve the overall function of your teeth
What are the advantages of high-quality Porcelain Veneers?
- Meticulously designed to match the shade of your natural teeth or aesthetic preference
- Handcrafted and customised to suit your unique smile, facial features and proportions
- Highly resistant to staining and discolouration
- Designed and permanently applied to last for many years
- No downtime after treatment
How long does it take, and what should you expect from the procedure?
Dr Anthony Hua is consistently rated amongst the best Dentists in Queensland. His cosmetic process is of the highest standard to ensure his best work, every time.
- You begin with an initial planning appointment with Dr Hua followed by a complimentary consultation with our local dental ceramist. We discuss the shade, shape and form of your desired teeth.
- We take into account your age, gender, facial versus dental midline and long axis.
- We consider your complexion, as well as various other teeth-specific, gum-specific and occlusal factors. This ensures that your handcrafted, bespoke veneers truly enhance your unique smile in balance with your natural features.
- Typically, you will attend two more appointments with Dr Hua as we prepare and perfect your new look.
- We work closely with our dental ceramist and if required offer an ‘in-situ try-in’ appointment to ensure everything looks and feels as intended before we permanently bond your new teeth.
- Following the treatment, we ensure you’re equipped with the information to care for your beautiful new smile.
- You can’t contain your excitement, and neither can we! We take some before and afters (with your permission of course) and celebrate another stunning success.
- We take the time to ensure an amazing result – you can’t rush perfection.
At Burleigh Dental Studio we pride ourselves on the highest level of care
Dr Hua is well known for his unique approach to cosmetic dentistry. He dedicates his time to providing a premium level of care, that can’t be found elsewhere. His meticulous service ensures your veneer-fitting is a comfortable experience, and a complete success.
A self-confessed perfectionist, he uses only the best materials and bonding protocols, for optimal results designed to last.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do Porcelain Veneers last?
With proper care, porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years or longer. Caring for your new smile is quite simple – treat them like your natural teeth. Brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, floss daily and see your dentist every 6 months to prevent any problems before they arise. If you clench or grind your teeth, we may suggest that you wear an occlusal splint while sleeping to protect your veneers and teeth.
What happens during the Porcelain Veneers procedure?
Dr Hua begins the porcelain veneer treatment with an impression of your teeth and you are given a ‘trial’ smile that is custom-made by our ceramist. During this process, your teeth are minimally shaped, and these temporary veneers are fitted and worn for 1-2 weeks. This unique step allows you to trial your new and improved smile.
After trialling your new smile, you will return for a follow-up appointment to provide feedback on the look and fit of your veneers. Using this feedback, our ceramist makes a new mould before creating the final veneers.
The completed final veneers will be permanently fitted during this appointment. Dr Hua removes the temporary veneers (‘trial smile’), and you will receive your new, permanent smile.
One week after the placement of your final veneers (third appointment), you will return for a review appointment. During this appointment, Dr Hua applies the finishing touches to your new smile.
If treated properly, veneers should look and feel great for up to 15 years after their placement. About a month after your veneers are completed, your facial muscles adapt to your new smile. This is when your veneers will look and feel more natural than the day they were put in.
Can I get just one Veneer or will I need a whole set of Veneers?
You may opt to receive one veneer, a series of veneers, or an entire smile makeover and this will be guided by your unique needs, goals, and budget. During the consultation, Dr Hua can evaluate your smile to develop a personalised plan for your veneer treatment. Patients who choose to have one veneer placed, typically have a single deeply discoloured or damaged tooth that requires concealment. In these instances, Dr Hua is able to colour-match the new veneer to the surrounding teeth for natural-looking results. For some patients, the best possible outcome may require that the surrounding teeth also receive veneers to create the most consistent and visually appealing results. Just as every patient is unique, each veneer treatment is unique.
Do Porcelain Veneers look like Natural Teeth?
A hallmark feature of Dr Hua’s porcelain veneer work is that it looks incredibly natural. Each porcelain veneer is custom-designed and handcrafted to create the appearance of a beautifully enhanced tooth. The shape, size, colour, and lustre of every veneer is meticulously planned to blend in with the surrounding teeth to create an award-winning smile. Additionally, Dr Hua ensures that every veneer fits and bonds to the prepared tooth precisely so that the borders of the restoration are imperceptible.
Do Porcelain Veneers hurt?
The porcelain veneers procedure is not considered painful. You may experience some sensitivity when the tooth is being prepared, but the process is normally performed with local anaesthetic to give patients the most relaxing and comfortable experience possible.
How much do Porcelain Veneers cost?
Porcelain veneers from Dr Hua typically cost $1,250 per tooth. Every procedure performed by Dr Hua is customised to meet the unique needs of the patient, due to this, the price may vary from case to case. During the consultation process, Dr Hua will perform an oral examination, discuss your cosmetic and functional goals, design a tailored treatment plan, and provide you with a precise quote for the procedure. Good candidates for porcelain veneers have healthy teeth and gums, and if necessary, he will make recommendations to improve your oral health before the procedure can begin.
Although you may be able to find a cosmetic dentist who will perform the porcelain veneers procedure at a reduced cost, it is important that you research your practitioner and procedure beforehand to avoid disappointment in your final smile. Choosing a less experienced dentist can lead to poor results, or even costly complications in the future. Dr Hua’s patients consider porcelain veneers an investment in their oral health and aesthetics. With his artistic eye and meticulous attention to detail, Dr Hua has worked with many models, professional athletes, Doctors, and Dentists over the years who have trusted him with their smiles.
Are there any alternatives to Porcelain Veneers?
If you are not a good candidate for treatment with porcelain veneers due to severe damage, decay, or otherwise problematic teeth, we may recommend custom crowns to improve the health, strength, and appearance of each affected tooth. Instead of covering just the visible front surface of the tooth (like a veneer), a dental crown fits over the vulnerable body of the treated tooth like a cap to restore proper form and function while creating a more ideal appearance that blends with the surrounding teeth.
For individuals who do not want veneers but are interested in making minor and purely cosmetic improvements, cosmetic bonding may provide a suitable solution. Tooth-coloured composite resin is incredibly versatile; however, this method does not yield results that are as long-lasting or shade-stable as porcelain veneers.
The ideal treatment option for you will depend on a variety of factors that you can discuss with Dr Hua during your consultation. Dr Hua takes the time to understand your dental needs and will explain all the treatment options available to you to help achieve your dream smile.
What is the difference between a Veneer and a Crown?
A veneer is a very thin layer of porcelain or other material, that is bonded to the front of your existing tooth. They are more conservative than crowns because the preparation leaves more of your original tooth intact. If your tooth is intact and the reason for restoration is for cosmetic purposes, a veneer may be the best option.
A crown is like a veneer but covers the entire tooth. It can be all porcelain, porcelain fused to a metal alloy (PFM), or an all-metal alloy. If you have tooth decay, this decayed part will be removed and built-up (if necessary) to support the tooth before making the crown. If your tooth has a large filling, a root canal, or is very worn or cracked; a crown is likely the best option.
Whether a veneer or a crown is right for you will depend on the condition of your teeth and what you are trying to fix. Both crowns and veneers are colour matched to your teeth, except for all-metal crowns.
Why Should I Choose Dr Hua for Porcelain Veneers?
Dr Hua has earned a stellar reputation for the exquisite, world-class results he creates with porcelain veneers. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Cosmetic Dentistry, with proven expertise in the design and placement of high-quality veneers.
In addition, his dedication to dental excellence has been recognised through his current role as one of four advisers for the Australian Dental Association Seal of Approval (SOA) panel, and he is currently rated the Top Dentist in Gold Coast by Three Best Rated. Dr Hua’s aesthetic excellence can be seen on many famous smiles, from professional athletes, TV presenters and models to fellow Doctors and Dentists.
During a consultation, you will have the opportunity to meet Dr Hua, discuss your concerns, ask any questions you may have, and learn about the best approach to achieving your dream smile. If you are considering a new smile with porcelain veneers, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr Hua to find out if he is the right cosmetic dentist for you.
Can I afford it?
Our veneer treatment costs are within industry benchmarks, and are the best value for money considering the high standards of quality, premium materials, technology and expertise you will receive.
We also offer several payment plan options, so you can get your dream smile now, and pay later.
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