Not everyone is born with a perfect smile, but that does not mean a beautiful, natural smile is out of reach. Teeth veneers correct a number of cosmetic issues at once for uniform and reliable results in just a few dental appointments.
What Are Veneers?
Teeth veneers cover the front of the existing tooth structure with tooth-colored restorations such as composite and porcelain. Veneers are incredibly thin, and the restorations look very much like a natural tooth. Our Central Central Hong Kong dentists use porcelain veneers to correct a number of cosmetic issues in a single procedure.
- Gaps between teeth
- Uneven spacing
- Minor misalignment
- Worn and chipped teeth
- Uneven teeth length
- Misshapen or irregular-looking teeth
Your dentist at Dr. William Cheung & Associates will perform a full evaluation to ensure that the teeth and gums are healthy enough for cosmetic dentistry. Starting with a healthy foundation for restorative dentistry often improves results and longevity.
If underlying conditions such as decay or periodontal disease are present, our clinical team will design a customized treatment plan to eliminate any issues before getting started.
Types of Teeth Veneers
Our cosmetic dentists in Hong Kong offer both direct and indirect veneers.
Direct veneers – Direct veneers are made of composite material (like fillings). Our dentists create these restorations chairside using a color-matched shade to blend with existing teeth.
Composite does not have the same durability or translucency as porcelain but is a conservative option for smaller cosmetic cases.
Indirect veneers – A local dental laboratory will design veneers out of durable porcelain. Porcelain has a similar appearance to enamel and is often considered ideal for patients seeking a full smile makeover or to have multiple teeth treated at once. Porcelain also has the same reflective quality as natural tooth enamel.
Full Smile Makeovers
Veneers are often part of full smile makeovers, especially for people who are seeking smiles similar to those of their favorite celebrity. Multiple veneers, combined with dental crowns, bonding, and dental implants, can completely recreate the smile.
Full smile makeovers and veneers require precise planning. Impressions, molds of the teeth, and a smile “try-in” appointment will be necessary to ensure that teeth not only look attractive but also come together correctly for a comfortable bite.
How to Care for Dental Veneers
Caring for veneers requires some common sense caution. Avoid biting into anything excessively hard because it can damage your veneers. Anything that can damage your natural teeth can also damage your dentistry. Good home hygiene and professional dentistry that includes regular check-ups and cleanings are part of the preventive recommendations necessary to get the most out of your cosmetic dentistry investment.
Contact Our Dental Office for a Booking
We welcome new patients. If you are considering improvements to your smile, we invite you to get in touch with our Hong Kong Central dental office to learn more about veneers.