Dr Peter Etcell and Associates

Are dental veneers right for me?

If you are seeking cosmetic dentistry advice in the Fairfield area, different dentists will likely make very different recommendations. It is important to Dr Peter Etcell to learn about your goals so that he can make accurate suggestions.Man Hiking | Veneers Fairfield NSW

Here are some aspects to consider when you are making a decision about dental veneers:

Veneers are a permanent choice. Because we need to alter the enamel on the teeth to create space and a solid bond for your veneers, opting for cosmetic veneers is a lifelong commitment. If you are ready to make smile improvements, this should be good news. Our patients often say they wish they had their veneers sooner.

Veneers can be dramatic or natural looking. If you want a bright, white celebrity smile, Dr Etcell can make your dreams come true. If you prefer a more natural look, veneers are versatile for subtle improvements too.

Veneers require some specific care. While porcelain is strong and comparable to your enamel, porcelain veneers will require some common sense adjustments. As with your teeth, never use veneers as tools to open parcels or bottles. It is also a good idea to avoid anything too hard – like chewing ice or biting into olives with stones.

For our patients who grind their teeth, we may advise that you wear a nightguard to prevent chips to your veneers or to prevent dislodging them altogether. 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.