Your smile is the centrepiece of your face and it can greatly affect your confidence. If you are looking for veneers in Melbourne, Collins Precision Dental is the place for you.

Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments at the moment. Dental Veneers are thin shells of tooth-coloured material that are bonded to the surface of your tooth to give you a new smile.


Dental veneers are great for people whose teeth are yellow or have a grey cast. They are also a solution for patients that are suffering from a chipped or cracked tooth. In addition, we often recommend veneers to someone who wants to repair the shape of their teeth and protect them from further problems.

Once the veneers are applied, they will function like your normal teeth and look even better. Veneers last about 10 years before needing to be replaced, which gives you a long-lasting, healthy smile.

Dental Veneers can help with:

  • Discoloration
  • Chipped or worn
  • Broken and cracked
  • Uneven teeth
  • Poorly shaped teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth.
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What Are The Different Types Of Veneers?

There are two main types of veneers in our Melbourne dental clinic that you can choose from. The choice is between two different types of materials. They both have their own advantages, but the decision usually depends of the individual’s budget and desires.

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Composite Resin Veneers tend to be thinner, and do not require as much of the natural tooth to be removed. They are usually more suitable for minor restorative work. They may not last as long as the porcelain veneers. These veneers are more affordable and will last up to 8 years. They do however require more attention to oral hygiene because the material is more likely to chip than the porcelain veneers.


The porcelain veneers are better at resisting stains and can mimic the reflective properties of real teeth. However, these types of veneers in Melbourne are more expensive than composite resin veneers. They are much more durable however and can last up to 20-25 years. During this time, you will not need to keep up with any specific maintenance or special care.

What Is The Process Of Getting Veneers?

1. Diagnosis And Planning
Receiving veneers will involve a few trips to your dentist. First, you will discuss what you want to achieve from the procedure. For example, maybe you want to fix the gap in your front teeth. From here your dentist will examine your teeth and help you to make a decision on the route you should take.

2. Preparation Of The Teeth
The next stage is preparing the tooth to fit the veneer. The whole point of veneers is to make your teeth appear seamless and natural. In order to do this, about half a millimetre of enamel is removed from the tooth.

3. Bonding The Veneers To Your Teeth
When your veneers are ready, you will then begin the process of having them attached. First, the veneers will be placed on your teeth to ensure a proper fit. After this, your dentist will make sure that the colour is correct.

Your teeth are then cleaned and polished, which helps with the bonding process. Once your teeth are clean, the veneers are positioned over your teeth and a light beam is used to harden the cement and bond the veneers.

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Your dentist then removes any additional cement and checks your bite to confirm that the veneers have not interfered with your chewing or biting.

After the completion of your procedure, we may ask you to return for a check-up appointment. This is completely normal and allows a member of our Melbourne dental staff to ensure that everything is working properly.

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At Collins Precision Dental, there are a few alternative options to veneers that our patients can consider.


1. Dental Implants
Dental implants are more enduring, cost effective and predictable than traditional dental solutions.  They are far superior to conventional removable dentures and bridges. Dental implants are the new rescue mission for failing teeth. They are non-removable, function like natural teeth, defying aging, stabilizing the jaw, and enhancing both chewing and digestion. The confidence dental implants provide are invaluable.

2. Smile Makeover
Smile makeovers can be used to correct a number of cosmetic issues such as gaps or spaces between teeth. Smile makeovers can also correct discoloured teeth, chipped or crooked teeth, as well as gummy smiles, whitening, dental cosmetic bonding, orthodontics and ceramic veneers.

3. Composite Bonding
The Dental cosmetic bonding procedure involves artistic and skilful use of the correct colour and amount of mouldable dental composite material. The tooth coloured resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to improve the individual’s smile. Typically, cosmetic bonding will last 3-5 years.


If you’re interested in finding out more about how veneers may be right for you, then reach out to a member of our friendly, highly-professional staff today. We’re happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

For more information on dental crowns or any of our services and treatments in general, please do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 9654 5705, or visit us at our Melbourne dentist clinic located centrally on Collins Street.