Dental veneers are a relatively uncomplicated tooth restoration. They help better your smile and resolve your dental complaints like broken, chipped, uneven, or discolored teeth. Let’s dig into dental veneers to understand their pros and cons as well as the oral aftercare. Sydney Dental carries a series of dental veneer choices for you to choose from. 

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Give us a call or visit us at Sydney Dental at 499-501 Ba Hat St, Ward 8, District 10, HCMC. You may also call us at (028) 3504 9440 for a free no-obligation 

comprehensive consultation to know which choice is ideal for your particular case. But first let this article provide you with some basics about dental veneers that you may find helpful and have an easier time making the best decision.

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1. Dental veneers, what are they?

Veneers are thin coverings designed to fit to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are made from high-quality dental materials, like tooth-colored composite or porcelain. Dental veneers are in essence a cosmetic procedure as they help hide away a wide range of visual flaws, including tooth chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration and more. The ultimate outcome is that it brings customers great confidence whenever they smile. 

2. Why should one get dental veneers?

Dental veneers can help you with numerous anesthetic or oral health concerns. These include the following:

  1. Whiten stained teeth. If you are unhappy that your current teeth are not so white and shiny or that they are spotted with stains, veneers can do the job of evening out your tooth color.
  2. Replace eroded teeth. Without proper, regular dental care, teeth may wear out and become sensitive to temperatures, causing sharp pain from too hot or cold foods. Dental veneers can give you nicely even teeth after just a short time.
  3. Fix broken or cracked teeth. The looks of your teeth and mouth can be affected if your teeth get broken or chipped from great forces. Veneers can be the perfect fix for this problem.
  4. Fill the teeth gaps. Veneers also help narrow the space between teeth, bringing you a brand new stunning-looking set of teeth.
  5. Make your teeth straight, even. Uneven, misaligned teeth indeed shake your confidence whenever you want to smile. Dental veneers can totally help with that.

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3. The pros of dental veneers

Dental veneers provide their users with the benefits as follows:

  • Natural color. People around you may not notice that you have veneers. These veneers can “imitate” the color, shape, and size of the natural teeth perfectly.
  • No discomfort. Initially, as the dentist still has to readjust the veneers, these may feel weird. You will quickly become used to them after a short period of time.
  • Unaffected natural teeth. Virtually all your natural teeth won’t be affected by dental veneers. The super thin veneer will be bound to the tooth surface whose enamel has been trimmed off a few millimeters and polished. This is unlike the crown procedure where the tooth is turned into a smaller size to attach the crowns on top.

4. How about the cons of dental veneers?

Dental veneers also come with several disadvantages, namely:

  • Possible mild side effects may occur, such as increased tooth sensitivity to heat and cold. Nonetheless, this problem can improve with time;
  • The higher cost. Dental veneers may cost more than dental crowns or dental fillings. You can check out the fees of dental veneers at varying dental clinics. Make sure to make your choice based on the service quality and dentists’ expertise for the best results possible;
  • You will have to say goodbye to at least a small portion of your natural enamel;
  • Many kinds of veneers are irreversible;
  • A risk of a veneer falling off or getting out of the right place.

5. Do veneers do any damage to your teeth?

Nope. Dental veneers won’t actively do any harm to your teeth. However, there’s still a risk of tooth decay in the area underneath the veneers. Therefore, it is of great importance to brush and floss your teeth and have regular dental check-ups and cleanings at the clinic.

Dental veneers vs. dental crowns: What is the difference between them?

A veneer only conceals the top surface of a tooth to better its looks. On the other hand, a dental crown covers the whole structure of the tooth to give it extra strength and protection.

Dental veneers are known as a cosmetic procedure. That means they improve the looks of your smile yet they won’t necessarily strengthen or fix your teeth. Even though dental crowns can also do the job of making your teeth look better, their main function is to restore teeth that are severely damaged by cavities or forces.

6. What are the types of dental veneers?

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6.1 Porcelain veneers

A porcelain veneer is a thin customized shell that is designed to fit well on the affected tooth. These veneers are the ideal way to brush up the looks of your smile while solving any problems you might be experiencing with the teeth’s shape, color, or alignment. Our team at Sydney Dental are skillful experts in porcelain veneers and have helped patients across Vietnam renew the appearance of their smile. If you feel like receiving porcelain veneers or would love to learn more about it, let’s continue to read and find out. There are many benefits to this type of veneers can you can get, i.e.:

  • They are solid and durable;
  • They come with a surface that is natural to look at;
  • They require less tooth enamel to be removed than a dental crown or cap;
  • They won’t get stained easily.

6.2 Composite resin veneers

A composite resin veneer is made from a dental filling material that is of the same color with your teeth and is bound to the tooth for the coverage.

Composite resin veneers bring certain advantages, which are listed as follows:

  • Less tooth enamel required to be taken off than for crowns or porcelain veneers in most cases;
  • Possibly fewer visits to the dental provider. Sometimes these resin veneers can be completed in only one dental visit;
  • Less costly than porcelain veneers;
  • Fixing is easy and quick in case they are damaged even though composite resin veneers are typically not as strong or wear-resistant as porcelain veneers.

6.3 Porcelain veneers vs. resin veneers?

In general, the only two materials used to make veneers are porcelain and resin. Some people may argue that porcelain is superior to resin veneers for the following reasons: 

  • They are more stain-resistant than resin veneers;
  • They offer greater level of durability with the life ranging from 10 to 15 years;
  • These veneers are more natural-looking and hence provide greater anesthetic effects.

On the other hand, the major disadvantage of porcelain veneers is that they cannot be repaired if they have breaks or cracks. Plus, porcelain veneers are typically more expensive than composite veneers because of the thorough work needed to create the appearance that is similar to the tooth.

7. What will happen before the placement of the dental veneers?

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On your first appointment at the clinic, the dentist will take a close look at your teeth as well as your gums to decide whether you are a good candidate for dental veneers. If you are eligible, they’ll start the preparation by taking off a small portion of the tooth enamel. The next step is taking impressions of your teeth. A dental staff will generate your custom veneers based on these impressions. However, if you choose to go with composite veneers, tooth impressions aren’t needed.

It can take the dental lab several weeks to complete your veneers. In the meantime, your dentist may give you temporary veneers if needed. 

Your teeth and gums must be in healthy conditions for you to get veneers done. Your dental provider may want to treat any problems or cavities before you can receive the treatment.

Veneers are not a very good fit for those who have the teeth clenching or grinding habit because that may break or crack up the dental veneers. If that is the case for you, the dentist may advise that you go with a plastic mouth guard during sleep at night to provide extra protection for your teeth.

One thing to keep in mind is even though the dentist tries to take off as little tooth enamel as possible for attaching veneers, once the tooth enamel is removed, it can never be undone.

8. What does the procedure look like?

The dentist will have discussions with you and examine your oral health before the treatment as the very first step. Then the dental staff will make impressions of your teeth to create the veneers in the most fitting shape and size. A very thin layer of the tooth enamel will be removed to bond veneers to. To ensure you have the most natural-looking teeth, the dentist will try temporary veneers on your teeth as a test. 

At the second clinic visit, the dentist will check the shape, color, and fit of the dental veneers, then permanently bond them into place using a dental cement. Finally, the dentist will check your bite and make any necessary adjustments.

If you wish to change anything about your dental veneers, such as the shape or color, do let the dentist know. They will work with you and the dental lab to give you the most satisfactory results.

There’s no recovery time after a dental veneer placement. Receivers of dental veneers can go back to their routine activities on the same day. They can also start eating and drinking right after the appointment, providing that the anesthesia has worn off.

9. Is getting veneers painful?

Generally speaking, the treatment itself is pain-free but it is possible that you might experience a little discomfort as the veneers are being attached to the tooth. Veneer shells are thin, so there should be no pain and our well trained dentists will do their very best to ensure that you feel comfortable throughout the procedure.

10. Are you a good candidate for dental veneers?

Veneers may be the right option for you if you have:

  • Healthy teeth and gums with no history of dental fillings. This is because if a part of your tooth is missing or replaced with a filling, the tooth will not be strong enough to hold a dental veneer. Strong teeth means large portion of the enamel is present on the tooth;
  • No habit of teeth grinding as it can crack, chip, or break your veneers. If you have regular teeth clenching, the dentist can prescribe you sleep mouth guards;
  • Teeth that won’t go dysfunctioning even after some of the tooth enamel is off.

However, dental veneers won’t be of much use to severely misaligned teeth. In that case, the dentist will recommend possible alternatives according to your oral state.

11. Are these veneers ever-lasting or just a temporary thing?

Dental veneers won’t last for a lifetime and need to be replaced eventually after some time. Its durability is about 7 to 20 years, depending upon the performance of the dentist and how good your oral maintenance and hygiene practices are.

There is a chance that veneers will loosen up with time. If that happens, you will need to have new veneers. Always consult with your dentist first to know if veneers are the right fit for you and your oral state. Also, regular visits to the dental provider is required to maintain the wellness of your teeth as well as gums.

12. After you get dental veneers, how do you keep them in good condition?

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What can you do to optimize the life of dental veneers? Keep in mind the following recommendations as you go about your routine to keep your veneers looking and feeling great:

  • Refrain from crunchy or hard foods like toasts, grains, and hard candies;
  • Slice foods, such as apples, pears, and chocolate into small pieces before eating;
  • Biting your fingers is a no-no;
  • Play sports with caution;
  • Have your teeth brushed at least twice a day with a nonabrasive fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush;
  • Floss between your teeth once daily;
  • Use an antibacterial mouthwash twice a day;
  • Do any teeth cleaning and oral hygiene as directed by your dental provider Never use your teeth as tools (such as opening packages or tearing off clothing tags).

13. When to see your healthcare provider?

If you feel unsatisfied with how you look when you grin, dental veneers could be a go-to solution. Have a discussion with the dentist about your cosmetic expectations to see if dental veneers can be of great help to you.

However, if you already have veneers done and there is something bothering you, give your dental provider a ring right away to have it addressed as soon as possible.

14. A word from Sydney Dental

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Hopefully after this one read you will have a clear idea of what dental veneers are and what the options we have available for you as well as their advantages and disadvantages. If you are still unsure of which treatment to go with for a new unforgettably stunning smile for your case, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are at 499-501 Ba Hat St, Ward 8, District 10, HCMC looking forward to your visit. You may also call us at (028) 3504 9440 for a free no-obligation comprehensive consultation. Your pretty, shiny smile is 100% guaranteed at Sydney Dental!

About us

SYDNEY DENTAL – Brighten your SMILE

About Sydney Dental

Sydney Dental Center was established by Master-Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai, who has spent more than 25 years accompanying and bringing more than 10,000 smiles to customers from all over the country. With the motto “Being a true carpenter never closes the back of a cabinet with trash wood, even though no one knows” – (Steve Jobs), Sydney Dental Center takes care with sincerity in every service even the smallest.

The history

Sydney Dental Center was established in 1996 with the forerunner of the dental clinic of Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai at 499-501 Ba Hat, Ward 8, District 10. After a period of operation with constant efforts. With a team of doctors and dental equipment from famous brands in the world, combined with the meticulousness from all services, Sydney Dental Center has won the hearts of many customers.

By the end of 2020, Sydney Dental Center officially opens 1 more facility located at Vinhome golden river Villas, No. 2 Nguyen Huu Canh, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 with the desire to bring high quality dental services. to all customers. Besides developing a chain of clinics in Ho Chi Minh City, Sydney Dental Center also cooperates in development in Hanoi. With the brand name Navii Dental Care, located at 36 Hoa Ma, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi and 42 Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Besides, Sydney Dental System has a plan to develop on a national scale with the leading dental chain system in the country.

Meet our team

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai

Sydney Dental was established in 1996 by Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai. With the motto “When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it” – Steve Jobs, Sydney Dental strives to offer every single service with absolute care and sincerity and has captured the hearts of numerous customers.

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai is a specialist in implants and cosmetic veneers, especially Laminate veneers. He has spent more than 25 years accompanying customers from all over the country, bringing them more than 10.000 bright smiles.

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai’s qualifications:

  • Graduated with a Master of Dentistry from the University of Sydney, Australia;
  • Graduated from the Master Implant program at Loma Linda University and giDEEducation Institute, Los Angeles, America;
  • Certificate in Implant Expertise from Harvard University, Boston.

Currently, Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hai is also a member of ITI Implant Society (International Team Implantology) in Switzerland, a member of DentalXP Implant Association in the USA, a member of giDE Education Implant Association in the USA, and a member of WAUPS Implant Society in Korea.

Dr. Le Thi Thai Hoa

Dr. Le Thi Thai Hoa graduated with high distinction from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City with a bachelor’s degree in surgical dentistry. She attended a long-term abroad program in France after graduation. Dr. Hoa is one of the leading specialists in implant dentistry in Vietnam.

Dr. Nguyen Thao Nguyen

  • Graduated from the department of Odonto-Stomatology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City
  • BIOMEDE certification
  • Invisalign provider
  • Orthodontic mini Residency in Clear Aligner Technique certification.
  • Oral & maxillofacial specialist
  • Senior implant specialist
  • Around 15 years of experience

Dr. Ngo Cong Uan

  • Graduated from the department of Odonto-Stomatology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City
  • Specialist in Aesthetic Restoration & Minor Surgery
  • Nearly 20 years of experience

Our core values

Patient-centeredness

At Sydney Dental, you are the center of our universe! We put you, yes you, first by being all ears to your concerns and needs to craft personalized services that are of the best quality for you and you only.

Transparency 

We explain to every detail from the get-go what we can do for you, how the treatments are done, the pros and cons, the cost… you name it. Everything is consistent and crystal clear and nothing to worry about once you place your trust in us!

After-sales care 

Treatment done? We’re not done! We still tend to you here at Sydney Dental with follow-ups and guarantees that are well-fitting to your schedule and wants. We care about you to the moon and back and. you. will. know. it

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