Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment that consists of either a composite or porcelain material being applied to the front of your teeth to hide imperfections and improve the overall shape. There are multiple benefits to choosing veneers and, in some cases, can offer results that other treatments wouldn’t be able to provide. The procedure will vary depending on which type of veneer you will choose, so it’s important to know the difference.

At Coomera Dental Centre we offer both porcelain and composite veneers. This treatment can be carried out at both our luxurious facilities. We designed our spaces specifically to provide a warm and welcoming feeling easing patient’s anxieties.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers, which are an extremely popular option due to their quick treatment time, consist of a composite material that is applied to the front of the tooth. Much like a fake acrylic nail, a layer of the material is placed on the front of the tooth, hiding any discolouration and whitening it in the process. Using the tooth-coloured composite material, we’re able to improve the shape of your tooth too, repairing any crookedness or misshapen teeth at a more affordable cost compared to porcelain veneers.

Our dentists at Coomera Dental Centre will discuss with you prior to the treatment commencing the benefits of the procedure and what it entails. We’ll also plan which teeth you’d like to have the treatment applied to and your desired colour and shape. On the day of treatment, we complete the procedure and you’ll be able to leave that same day with the treatment complete. The procedure is completely pain-free and you can even watch a film or listen to music whilst you’re in the chair.

Composite veneers can last up to 5 years, meaning you’ll need an appointment to re-apply them at this time if you’d like to continue benefiting from the best results. This is contrasted to porcelain veneers which can last up to 10 years; however, it does require permanent changes to your teeth in order to be applied. Caring for your veneers will also vary on the different types, as the composite material will still be susceptible to chips and discolouration, meaning you’ll have to be careful when it comes to certain foods and drinks such as curry’s, coffee and tea.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are much longer-lasting compared to composite veneers and can provide slightly different benefits. For example, they’re not as susceptible to discolouration, meaning you don’t have to worry about losing that shiny white colour. They’re also less likely to chip or crack than composite materials however you still need to care for them. It is still possible that they could break if you bite hard items or if the veneers have been applied improperly in the first place. At Coomera Dental Centre we’re experts in our field and have years of experience applying porcelain veneers, reassuring you that you’re getting a top-quality service when you choose us.

The procedure for porcelain veneers is a little different to composite veneers as they require a minor part of the tooth’s enamel to be removed in order to have the veneer fitted. This is contrasted to composite veneers which can have the material applied over the top of the tooth to create the veneers with very little enamel removed. Porcelain veneers are designed in a lab, before the day of treatment, so the size and shape can be perfected. By using this method, we can ensure a quicker procedure and guarantee amazing results.

You may think that due to a small layer of enamel needing to be removed, in order to fit the veneer, that this would leave your teeth looking unnatural. However, the veneers are meticulously crafted to ensure they accurately resemble your natural teeth. In some cases, they’re able to repair issues, such as uneven teeth and make them appear more natural than they did previously. This is a huge benefit of veneers, as they’re able to fix issues with your teeth that may have otherwise made eating difficult or damaged your confidence as a result of a crooked smile.

It’s important to remember that Veneers are an investment and with any investment you need to look after them so they serve you for years to come. Patients who choose veneers also require splints to wear at night to avoid unnecessary grinding or clenching in their sleep. This is something we recommend to prevent any damage happening at night.


If veneers is something you would love to discuss and have been considering it for a while, give our friendly team a call today or book a consultation appointment through our website. You won’t regret it!