Smile Design Dental - Veneers

At Smile Design Dental, located at the heart of Kangaroo Point at Level 1, 9/22 Baildon St, we understand that a brilliant smile can often be the key to feeling confident and radiant. Sometimes, traditional orthodontic solutions like braces might not be the quickest or most effective way to address certain dental concerns. This is where dental veneers step in, offering a perfect solution to a range of dental issues, be it crooked teeth, unwanted spaces, old restorations, wear, or discoloration from developmental conditions or following root canal treatment.

The Artistry And Functionality Of Veneers

Drawing from the realms of art and science, our veneer solutions stand as testimony to our dedication to blending form with function, infusing artistry into every aspect of dentistry.

Why Choose Veneers?

The beauty of veneers lies in their versatility and effectiveness in solving a range of cosmetic dental issues. Whether you’re looking to straighten slightly crooked teeth, close gaps, or cover darkened teeth, veneers provide a quick and lasting solution.

Types Of Veneers At Smile Design Dental

At Smile Design Dental, we specialise in both direct and indirect veneers, offering solutions tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

Direct Veneers: The Artist’s Touch

Often referred to as ‘filling veneers,’ direct veneers are crafted using the same white composite resin used in fillings. Leveraging the potential of this versatile material, we sculpt veneers that are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth, creating harmonious and radiant smiles with an artist’s precision.

Benefits of Direct Veneers:

  • Cost-Effective: Direct veneers offer a more economical solution to achieving a beautiful smile.
  • Quick Results: Generally completed in a single visit, direct veneers allow you to walk out with a transformed smile in just a few hours.
  • Non-Invasive: The procedure involves minimal to no removal of the tooth structure, preserving the integrity of your natural teeth.


Indirect veneers are crafted from materials that closely mimic the natural composition of your teeth, offering a solution that is not only beautiful but also incredibly resilient.

Benefits of Indirect Veneers:

  • Durability: Made from porcelain or glass-like materials, indirect veneers are resistant to wear and staining, offering a long-lasting solution.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: With a natural translucency that mimics the outer structure of natural teeth, indirect veneers offer a solution that is both beautiful and natural-looking.
  • Customization: Indirect veneers are custom-crafted in a laboratory, ensuring a perfect fit and a flawless appearance.

Your Journey To A Perfect Smile: What To Expect

When you choose veneers at Smile Design Dental, you embark on a journey guided by expert hands, every step of the way.


Your journey begins with a detailed consultation where we understand your concerns and expectations, laying out a personalised treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.


While your permanent veneers are being crafted in the laboratory, we may offer temporary veneers to protect your prepared teeth and allow you to get accustomed to the new look.


Once the plan is established, we move on to the preparation phase, which may involve reshaping the tooth surface to make space for the veneer. Impressions or digital scans are taken to create a perfect replica of your teeth.


The final step involves fitting the permanent veneers, a step where precision meets artistry to gift you the smile you have always dreamed of.

Care For Your Veneers

Maintaining your veneers is vital to ensuring their longevity. We provide guidance on caring for your veneers, including regular dental check-ups and cleanings, and tips on maintaining oral hygiene at home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Veneers are versatile, allowing for corrections in tooth colour, size, and shape. They require less tooth structure removal compared to crowns and offer a more substantial solution compared to bonding. Their stain-resistant nature and ability to closely mimic natural tooth aesthetics make them a popular choice for those seeking a vibrant and harmonious smile.
Veneers are suitable for a wide range of people looking to address cosmetic dental concerns. However, they might not be the best option for individuals with weakened teeth or those who habitually clench or grind their teeth. During your consultation at Smile Design Dental, we will thoroughly assess your dental health to determine if veneers are the right solution for you. Crowns may be more preferable if you have a very heavy bite, grind or clench, or have frequently chipped teeth.
The longevity of veneers can vary based on several factors including the material of the veneers, the expertise of the dentist, and how well they are taken care of. On average, porcelain veneers can last between 10 to 15 years, and sometimes even longer, Composite veneers tend to have a lifespan of 5 to 7 years, but may require polishing during that period to remove stains and reinvigorate their appearance. Regular check-ups and good oral hygiene can extend the lifespan of your veneers and we can perform simple polishes during these maintenance visits.
Caring for your veneers involves maintaining good oral hygiene practices such as regular brushing and flossing. It is also advisable to avoid habits that can damage the veneers such as chewing on hard objects, opening bottles with your teeth, and consuming stain-inducing substances frequently. Regular check-ups at Smile Design Dental will also help in ensuring the longevity of your veneers.
At Smile Design Dental, we prioritise your comfort in every procedure we undertake. While you may experience some sensitivity and discomfort during the tooth preparation phase, we ensure to keep this to a minimum using local anaesthesia and other comfort-enhancing measures. Most patients find the veneer process to be much more comfortable than anticipated.
Veneers are considered a permanent cosmetic dentistry solution because the procedure involves altering the structure of your natural teeth. While they can technically be removed, your tooth underneath will no longer have its original protective enamel layer, making it essential to replace the veneer with a new one or a different type of restoration to protect the tooth. Veneers can be sculpted to minimise or avoid removing any underlying tooth structure, however the longevity and aesthetics of these veneers can be quite compromised and are not recommended by most dentists. It’s important to have a detailed discussion during your consultation to understand the commitment involved in getting veneers.
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