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Hornsby Dentist’s Website Special:

Payment Plans Available

Composite Veneers: Interest free payment plan from $30/week

Porcelain Veneers: Interest free payment plan from $57/week

We are pleased to offer 1 visit Dental Veneer procedures, saving you time and offering you the best convenience.

Dental Veneers:

At Hornsby Dental, we offer a range of materials dental veneers to suit everybody with different needs and preferences. It is important that you read the information provided by us, as well as having a proper consultation with any dentist. In fact, we encourage that you seek out second opinions regarding dental treatments of any sort, because we believe that it is your right to make an informed decision.

Composite Resin is a polymer based material filled by ceramic particles. The advancements in the past 20 years has seen significant improvement to the materials strength and aesthetic.

It is the most flexible dental material, both in its usage and characteristics.

Composite Resin can be carefully adapted to tooth structures with minimal or no cutting to tooth structures, and can often blend into the tooth structure seamlessly. This makes it an ideal material for minimally invasive dental veneer material. It also allows the dentist and patients to immediately change the smile with simple addition and reduction to best suit the patient’s preferences.

Unfortunately, due to limitations of current generation of materials, dentists are still hesitant to apply this as a long-term veneering material. The average expected life-span of the composite veneers range between 5-10 years, with higher possibility of repairs required due to chipping and staining which may compound to long term cost to the restoration*. We often recommend this treatment as a minimally invasive option and for those patients who are new to the veneer dental treatment for its reversibility and conservative nature**.

* Repairs incur a standard restoration cost.

** Tooth preparation varies significantly between individuals. Your dentist will be able to advise this on examination.

Prices subject to change without notice

Smile is a reflection of your joy and happiness. It is often complimented as the best make-up or accessory one can have. Should a smile be affordable? Yes. Absolutely. Which is why we feel strongly that a beautiful smile transformation should be affordable.

When you need more than 6 veneers from us, we offer a significant discount to you because it does not take us twice as long to do an extra veneer, but it matters to you. Yes you can certainly have this done overseas, but when it comes to explaining your preferences and ideas, we believe our fluency in English and Chinese still comes as an advantage here.

You will be able to communicate with our dentists better with what you want, and we will reply with our candid opinions of what may suit you best.

Is veneers your solution to your life-long problems? Probably not. But at least, you can start smiling.

Occasionally additional characterisation and processing may be recommended by your dentist to enhance the look of the dental veneer to make it more “life-like”. This requires more time to make the dental veneer and as such additional fees may apply. The maximum cost of our Ceramic Veneers provides patients a greater variety of choice and services, but it is entirely up to the choice of the individual patient as to which veneer option they would like.

We offer a 5 year conditioned warranty to Emax and Lava Ultimate restorations:

1) The warranty is limited to failures of materials, including debonding/fallen off and fracture of materials. It does not apply to recurrent dental decays, or loss of tooth due to accidents, gum diseases, and dental abscesses.

2) Patient must have had dental examinations and cleans at least twice a year at our practices. If the patient is an existing patient at our practices, some discretion consideration is applicable should the patient failed to attend for regular examinations and hygiene maintenance.

Dental ceramics have long been regarded as an ideal long-term restorative materials. The average life expectancy is between 10-20 years, depending on the actual ceramic materials and techniques.

  • Emax Veneers

Emax (Lithium Disilicate) has been the “IT” material in the dental industry for the past decade. It has extremely high resistance to fracture and is also regarded as one of the most beautiful dental ceramics in the world. It has been used extremely successfully across the globe by many well-known dentists and ceramists to produce some life-changing smiles.

There are also very good clinical track-record to back its use in many difficult situations, including extremely thin veneers, dental crowns and bridges, and even implant restorations where raw strength is required, but aesthetic cannot be compromised.

*Note: Conditions apply. To speak to one of our friendly staff, call (02) 8090 1100 or e-mail us at info@hornsbydentist.com.au for any questions that you may have and we will respond within 1-2 business hours to all e-mails and Voicemails.

Prices subject to change without notice

Prices subject to change or end without notice.

Dental veneers are thin shell like coverings that can replace the front surface of your teeth giving you a whiter, even coloured smile. It has the benefits of masking the tooth underneath and closing gaps.

Two of the most common type of dental veneers are composite veneers and porcelain veneers. Both are great options for those wanting to change their smile, but it can depend what you wanted to achieve with your smile treatment and how much you wanted to spend.

Veneers are fairly conservative also; unlike that of a traditional crown which was often used in cosmetic make-overs in the earlier days of dentistry, a veneer is only applied to the facing surface of your teeth. In suitable cases no drilling is involved, which means minimal discomfort and maximum tooth tissue preservation.

Usually this is done in pairs to best match the colour of mirroring teeth, and sometimes up to 8 can be placed at once to produce an even level of whiteness and tooth shape.

For any typical veneer treatment, it may take up to two or three treatments. At Hornsby dentist, our qualified dentists will come up with the best treatment plan for you depending on your circumstances and what ever concerns or questions you may have.

Veneers may be suitable for you if you wanted to treat:

  • Damaged, uneven teeth
  • Slight misaligned teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Heavily discoloured or stained teeth, that have failed to whiten with whitening treatment

Prior to treatment your oral health will need be assessed to ensure you are a suitable candidate for treatment. Having gum disease, dental caries, weakened thin tooth structure or sensitivity you may to be suitable to have treatment.

Composite Veneers are made from resin and micro/nanoscopic filler particles. The colour of composite resin can be chosen to achieve the desired shade for treatment.

Composite veneers Hornsby are made bonded directly onto the tooth’s surface in multiple layers. Each layer is cured (hardened) with a UV light until the veneer is formed. Each veneer is shaped and polished to its desired shape, completing the veneers in a single treatment appointment.

The veneers generally do not require as much tooth preparation compared to porcelain veneers, however this may depend on your individual case.

Pros of Composite Veneers

  • Lower cost when compared to porcelain
  • Less enamel removal, can be additive to teeth (no preparation required)
  • Treatment can be completed in one appointment

Cons of Composite Veneers

  • Not as durable as Porcelain veneers – are prone to breakage and chipping
  • Pick up stains more readily than porcelain veneers
  • Shorter life span compared to porcelain veneers – last for approximately 7-10 years

It has a ceramic material shell like coverings, like composite resin, the colour can be chosen to achieve the desired result.

Porcelain veneers require preparation of the tooth’s surface, where a thin layer of enamel is removed allowing the veneer to replace the front surface of the tooth without it sticking out. Afterwards your dentist will proceed with taking an impression of your prepared teeth, which will be used to make the perfect custom-made veneers for your smile. In the meantime, whilst waiting for your porcelain veneers to be made temporary veneers will cover your teeth.

Whilst waiting for your porcelain veneers to be cemented, it is important to understands that your temporary veneers as the name suggests are less strong than the permanent veneers, so they will require extra care.

At your second appointment, your dentist will try on your porcelain veneers ensuring the shape and colour is correct for your smile. Some adjustments may be conducted and the final veneers are cemented onto your teeth.

Pros of Porcelain Veneers

  • More durable and less prone to chipping when compared to composite veneers
  • Pick up less stains
  • Wider range of shades, can go whiter than composite veneers
  • Ability to block out the underlying teeth better
  • Can provide a more natural appearance depending the shade

Cons of Porcelain Veneers

  • More expensive than Composite Veneers
  • Treatment is permanent, as the tooth is prepared underneath
  • May require multiple appointments, not single visit
  • Porcelain Veneers: Emax is one of the most popular, dominant dental ceramics around, indicated for a variety of treatment options, most notably, dental cosmetics. Dentists have successfully utilised this ultra-strong dental ceramic for more than a decade with proven track record.

  • Our dental ceramist based in Sydney is pleased to present us with a discounted rate due to our work volume and to benefit our patients, we feel it is important to pass on this discount. We also have a CEREC machine which can handle simple cases less than 6 teeth, and is ideal for those who are in a hurry as it can be completed in a single-visit.

  • We strongly recommend for cases with more than 6 Veneers to be completed in 2 visits minimum as the smile design process is rather complicated and the dentist may recommend a trial period with temporaries prior to placing the final Emax veneers.

  • A night guard may be advised by the dentist to protect the veneers.

  • We are also pleased to offer the same Dental Veneer Package at our North Sydney practice. Call 8090 1108; e-mail info@northsydneydentistry.com.au or visit our website at: www.northsydneydentistry.com.au/dental-porcelain-veneers/

  • We also have this package at our Sydney CBD practice (8090 1105) or info@sydneycbddentistry.com.au ; Parramatta CBD Practice (8090 1109) at info@parramattadentist.sydney ; North Ryde Dentistry (8090 1102) at info@northrydedentistry.com.au ; North Sydney Dentistry (8090 1108) or info@northsydneydentistry.com.au

For more information about veneers and any other dental treatments, give us a call on 8090 1100 or make an appointment with one of our friendly staff.

*Note: Conditions apply. To speak to one of our friendly staff about the package, call (02) 8090 1100 or e-mail us at info@hornsbydentist.com.au for any questions that you may have.