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What Do Veneers Look Like? Porcelain and Composite Veneers

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What Do Veneers Look Like? Porcelain and Composite Veneers


Are you feeling insecure about your smile? Perhaps because of uneven teeth, chips or staining?

If so, cosmetic dentistry treatments may be exactly what you need. And the least invasive, quickest, and easiest procedure that Beyond Infinity Dental offers for a brand new and more confident smile is dental veneers.

Let’s discuss everything you need to know fromwhat do veneers look like?” to “how to maintain them”, and “how they can help with your dental flaws”.


Dental Veneers — The Basics

It’s said that a beautiful smile is linked to better oral health and generally a better mood and indeed this is backed up by this scientific study. More and more people seem to be looking for ways to improve their teeth and their smile and this is where cosmetic dentistry can really help.

procedure guide veneers castle hillAmong these treatments are dental veneers. Veneers are custom, micro-thin shells of either composite or porcelain. They are applied to the front of the teeth to fix minor cosmetic flaws and create a perfect-looking smile. Veneers can resolve teeth that are 

  • Stained or discoloured 
  • Gapped
  • Worn down 
  • Chipped 
  • Irregularly shaped 


What do Veneers Look Like?

Veneers can be made from composite resin or porcelain. Both have their pros and cons. But both alter the size, shape, length, and colour of the teeth for a more proportional and dreamy smile. Let’s discuss each one to have a better understanding of what veneers look like.


Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are made from layers of composite resin applied directly onto the teeth, moulded, and shaped to mimic a natural tooth. This is the same material used for regular dental fillings. Etching the tooth surface may be necessary to help the composite adhere, but the process is minimally invasive.

When directly bonded onto your teeth, composite veneers don’t look quite as realistic as porcelain. They are opaque in colour so light does not pass through, making them look less natural. But when carried out by a dentist experienced in cosmetic dentistry and with an eye for detail and precision, beautiful results can still be achieved. 

Composite veneers can last up to 7 years. But because they stain and are not abrasion-resistant, they will show signs of wear and tear over time. After years of use, you can expect them to gradually lose their shine.


Porcelain Veneers

When it comes to aesthetics, porcelain dental veneers look the most natural. Porcelain veneers are laboratory-made so extra steps are necessary to complete the treatment. After shaving off a thin layer of tooth enamel, impressions will be taken of the prepared teeth and sent to the lab where your veneers will be custom made with the utmost care and precision.


So what do porcelain veneers look like

Unlike composite resin, porcelain is translucent. This means that, like tooth enamel, light passes through the surface. Also, porcelain is more durable (can last up to 10 years) and scratch-resistant so you can expect them to remain in tiptop shape for a longer time.

Despite their more expensive price tag compared to composite, porcelain veneers are one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments because of the magic they can do to your smile and confidence.



What are Infinity Dental Veneers?

At Beyond Infinity Dental, we offer the most advanced and ground-breaking dental veneers treatment using Infinity Veneers. These use a special blend of adhesive cement and porcelain to solve common dental veneer issues such as staining and discolourations.

These problems usually happen at the cement and veneer interface as the restoration ages. But with Infinity Veneers, the cement and porcelain are designed to be more colour-stable for a lifetime of happy smiles.


Are Dental Veneers Worth It?

Our cosmetic dentists have vast experience and impressive artistic ability in blending colours. This will result in a smile that goes above and beyond your expectations.

With beautifully crafted smiles through dental veneers, we have witnessed the life-changing impact that this cosmetic dentistry procedure has had on our patients— from their oral health to their self-esteem. So, we say that it is definitely worth it!




veneers results treatment castle hillWhat do teeth look like under veneers?

For porcelain veneers, our dentist will need to shave off some tooth enamel to make space for the bulk of the material.

This helps create a seamless restoration that blends naturally with your smile.

Under porcelain veneers, your teeth will look a little weird.

But because these veneers are permanently bonded onto your teeth you won’t have to worry about others seeing the teeth underneath.


How to take care of your veneers?

Whether you get composite or porcelain veneers, they are taken care of in the same way you would your natural teeth. Remember that these have natural tooth structures underneath which can still rot if good oral hygiene is neglected. This will eventually cause veneer failure.

So, make sure to brush your teeth properly and floss in between to remove food debris and plaque that would kick start tooth decay. Also, visit your dentist twice a year so they can check and treat dental problems before they get worse and affect your veneers.


Smile with Veneers!

Now you know what veneers look like and how they can enhance your appearance! So if you feel insecure about your teeth or if you’re looking to completely change your smile for that “celebrity look”, consult with our cosmetic dentist today and find out if dental veneers are perfect for you!

They will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best veneers to help you achieve your smile goals, and plan your treatment to the tee for a customised smile that fits your personality and overall look.

Call us at (02) 8806 3799 or book your appointment online to discover our wide range of cosmetic dentistry services!








NIH – Smile: A Review

Healthline.com – What to Know Before You Get Dental Veneers

Healthline.com – Everything You Need to Know About Composite Veneers

NIH – The Success of Dental Veneers According To Preparation Design and Material Type

Pubmed – Porcelain laminate veneers: Clinical survey for evaluation of failure




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