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What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment used to improve the appearance of teeth. They are very thin, custom-made shells made of porcelain or composite resin that is bonded to the front surface of teeth to mask discolouration, chips, and cracks; and to brighten teeth.
Why choose us?
- We utilise Digital Smile Design technology (DSD) for designing your veneers. Dr Lily Taheri is the only qualified Master of DSD in Western Australia and is credentialed for the use of DSD in her practice, having trained in New York with Dr Christian Coachman, the renowned founder of Digital Smile Design.
We are Orofacial artists. With extensive training in facial aesthetics we will take into account much more than your teeth. We will take photos and 3D digital scans of your teeth, gums, jaw, lips and your face to create a 3D model. Then, with the help of digital diagnostic software, we will work with you to design your smile, based on your unique face shape, oral health and desired results.
- You can test-drive your new smile prior to starting any treatment. Using 3D printed temporary mock-ups from your digital design allows the finished result to be seen and physically worn by you rather than just imagined before starting or commitment to any treatment.
- You can change & modify the design before even touching your teeth. You as the co-author of your new smile will work with Dr Lily to modify colour, shape, and length to create your ideal smile prior to starting any procedure, giving you peace of mind about the end results.
- We use Smile donator technology for our designs. We use natural prototypes from our digital library of various natural forms and shapes that can be placed over the top of your teeth and as a result you will get natural-looking and brighter teeth, which are balanced in shape and size, allowing your smile to look entirely natural.
- More accurate & predictable outcomes. Having the digital frame of your new smile we will be able to direct our master ceramists to create the exact replication of your tested design. This takes the guesswork out of your dental treatment and gives more predictability over the finished results.
- Minimally invasive dental veneers. We believe in additive design and Biomimetic dentistry. These concepts enable us to prepare the teeth with a minimal amount of removal, minimising the biological cost to the natural teeth structure.
Porcelain & Composite veneers
Porcelain Veneers are the gold standard for cosmetic dentistry. They can cover chipped and broken teeth, by bonding wafer-thin shells (0.3 – 1.00 mm) of hand-made porcelain over your existing teeth, thus creating a perfectly natural appearance and enhancing your smile.
Porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant, so they will maintain their bright white colour even with regular exposure to coffee, tea, and red wine. If you are considering dental veneers, be sure to consult with a qualified cosmetic dentist to determine if they are the right choice for you.
Composite Veneers are composed of engineered resin and other materials which adhere to the outer surface of your teeth, and they have a different and possibly less natural appearance. They are less durable than porcelain veneers, with more chance of chipping and staining.
“A smile makeover is not just about improving your appearance, it’s about giving you the confidence to show the world your true self.”
– The Applecross Dentist.
Our unique Porcelain Veneers Smile makeover process
Step 1 : Discovering Your Dream Smile with Initial Consultation and Personalised Digital Smile Design
All our smile makeover cases begin with a consultation. It begins with the most important person, you. This is where we listen to your story, your concerns, your smile aspirations and your goals. Your facial composition will be meticulously examined, by taking alignment, symmetry and proportion into consideration.
Measurements are taken of your lips, face shape and the arrangement of your teeth. Three dimensional photos & videos of every angle of your mouth are scanned digitally by an intra-oral scanner and the data is imported into our exclusive DSD software to start designing your dream smile.
Using natural prototype technology we copy & paste natural teeth shapes and specifications into your veneers or crowns. You can enhance your current teeth or even ask us to copy paste a family member’s teeth that you like into your new smile.
We also have a library of smiles that you can choose from and test drive, this is unique to DSD Clinicians. Our design process is not only about the aesthetics, we will assess the way you speak, smile and bite, while also understanding what your dream smile looks like to ensure an accurate smile design that is aesthetically beautiful as well as functional.
Step 2: Test drive & trial of your design
Now our unique protocol gives you a chance to actually test drive your new smile before committing to any treatment. It’s a world first & something we are very proud of as DSD certified Master clinicians.
Before a single dental intervention takes place, we use high precision printing technology to create a mock-up of your new smile that has been designed for you. A prototype that you can wear, see and feel! It’s a life changing moment that gives you a glimpse of the emotional impact of your new smile on the rest of your life.
The simulation also allows us to thoroughly communicate the outcome of the treatment with you. This allows our patients to feel confident in their treatment by seeing the simulated end result and provide their feedback and apply any modifications as desired before treatment begins. If you are happy with the design then we will tailor a personalised treatment plan for you which suits you best.
Step 3: Preparation stage and Temporary Veneers application
At this appointment, we will prepare your teeth for fitting of your final Porcelain veneers based on your approved design. Our design protocols are based on new additive & biomimetic dentistry principles which makes our veneer preps minimally invasive to your natural tooth structure.
Once the preparations are completed, new impressions from your teeth and bite will be taken to be sent off to our master ceramists for handcrafting your final veneers. You will walk out with your temporary veneers which are placed on your prepped teeth. At this appointment, we further discuss and decide on the shade of your final veneers.
Step 4: Try In / Cementation
Once your final Porcelain Veneers are completed by our nationally renowned master ceramist, we will gently remove your temporary veneers and try in your final veneers with a temporary cement, so you get an opportunity to review your new smile before permanently cementing them in. Once both you and your dentist are completely happy with the fit and aesthetics of your new Porcelain Veneers, we will permanently cement your new Veneers and you’re ready to smile to the world.
Step 5: You SMILE
A stunning smile has the potential to change your life. It can impact the way the world looks at you—and more importantly, the way you look at yourself.
A bright smile can give you an extra boost of confidence, allowing you to express your full potential. Take the first step to enhancing your life today, BOOK YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION NOW.
We believe a beautiful smile can bring a person’s light to the surface.
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what are the benefits of porcelain veneers
When should I have a porcelain veneer?
If your teeth are stained or discoloured and don’t respond to whitening treatments, you will find that this type of veneer transforms your appearance. The veneers can also treat minor chips and cracks, and change or recontour the shape of your teeth if necessary. The use of the veneer can also correct slightly misaligned teeth which do not require further orthodontic treatment.
Are there problems associated with having veneers?
Porcelain veneers can be difficult to remove if you change your mind at a later date, and changes in your teeth in the future years could cause the veneer to crack. You must make sure that you take care of your oral hygiene to avoid the risk of dental decay around the edges of the veneer. Your dentist will advise you on the correct dental care to avoid these risks.
Dr Lily is the Only Digital Smile Design Master in WA
Dr Lily Taheri is currently the ONLY cosmetic dentist in Western Australia holding the Mastership certification in Digital Smile Design.
“My journey to become the cosmetic dentist I am today has led me to travel and learn from the best in the world.
I have been trained by Professor Fradeani and Angelo Putignano in Italy, Didier Dietschi and Pascal Magne in Switzerland, Christian Coachman in New York, and most recently had the opportunity to train under the father of digital cosmetic dentistry, Master Paolo Kano in Brazil.”
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Our Promise to You
We help you smile with confidence, making you feel and look your absolute best. At The Applecross Dentist, we utilise the most advanced and innovative digital technology to give you a glamourous smile.
We are able to envision and test drive your new smile before committing to any treatments, having your “Pictured Smile” in mind from the beginning gives you the peace of mind before starting any dental procedure.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Have you wondered about improving your smile? Are you self-conscious about your mouth? If you answered “yes” check out our FAQs below or contact us today.
Cosmetic dentistry can fix a number of problems, including
- Missing teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Discoloured or stained teeth
- White spots
- Misshapen, damaged or decayed teeth
- Teeth that appear too small for the individual’s liking
- Teeth that break or chip easily
Many patients who have undergone cosmetic dental treatment report the following benefits:
- More self-confidence
- Socialising is more enjoyable because you feel better about your appearance
- Improved dental hygiene, which prevents cavities and gum disease
- No more discomfort when eating
- Dental implants, bridges or dentures
- Fewer headaches
- Look younger!
- Bite correction
- Long-lasting, natural results
- Procedures are minimally invasive, so recovery time is usually quick
The cost of dental veneers can vary depending on the number of veneers being placed, the materials used, and the dentist performing the procedure. However, patients should consult with their dentists to get an accurate estimate of the cost
It is not an invasive procedure. Your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth before the veneer is fitted so that it will bond well and create a natural appearance.
Porcelain veneers can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
Porcelain veneers typically require two or more dental visits to complete the procedure.
Most dental insurance plans do not cover the cost of porcelain veneers, as they are considered to be cosmetic procedures. But we offer a payment plan to cover your treatment. call us today and speak to our team.
Alternatives to porcelain veneers include composite veneers, dental bonding, and teeth whitening. Your dentist can provide more information about the best option for your individual needs.
Care and maintenance
Porcelain veneers require the same care and maintenance as natural teeth. This includes regular brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental check-ups to ensure that the veneers are in good condition. It is also important to avoid biting on hard objects or using teeth as tools, as this can cause the veneers to chip or break.
“Your dream smile is our passion. Let us help you achieve it.”