Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers

Feel confident in your smile!

Veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of natural teeth and give you the smile makeover you’ve always desired. If you’re concerned about discolouration, chips, misalignments or the shape of your teeth, then dental veneers could be the solution.

Dental Veneers
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Dental Veneers by Dr. Helen

Welcome to Dr. Helen’s Dental & Implant Studio, based in East Prahran, Melbourne. We are dedicated to providing a caring and gentle experience, of the highest standards and attention to detail. Dr. Helen will work closely with you on your custom treatment plan, ensuring your care is of the utmost priority.

If you’ve ever considered getting dental veneers, Dr.Helen offers everything you need.

Porcelain Veneer Transformation
Porcelain Veneer Before & After

Dental Veneers

Veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of natural teeth and give you the smile makeover you always wanted. If you’re concerned about discolouration, chips, misalignments or the shape of your teeth, then veneers could be the solution. They can also be used to close the gaps between your natural teeth. Veneers are made of either a tooth-coloured resin composite bonded material or a thin layer of porcelain shell, carefully crafted to fit over the surface of your tooth.

In most cases, minimal reduction porcelain veneers are preferable to the traditional, more destructive version. This means that your natural enamel is preserved and veneers are fully reversible. We are able to offer these veneers at affordable prices.

Veneers Before and After

Veneer Case Studies

Case Study 1:

Maria came to our Prahran East studio because her friend had received composite veneers in Melbourne and she was thrilled with the results. Maria had small, square teeth and wanted a smile full of big, natural-looking teeth. She had heard that the cost of porcelain veneers in Melbourne could be quite high.

Dr Helen developed a comprehensive treatment plan with exact costs for composite versus porcelain veneers so that Maria could make an informed decision based on her situation. Dr Helen explained that because Maria wanted many veneers to increase the size of her teeth, composite veneers while initially less costly, would be much more prone to breakage and chipping over time and would most likely need to be replaced within a decade. Considering the cost of maintenance, Maria opted for porcelain veneers.

Case Study 2:

Peter came to our office because he had a root canal treated tooth that was discoloured and heard that composite veneers in Melbourne were quick and cost-effective. He only wanted one veneer, but needed it quickly before his wedding and was worried it wouldn’t blend seamlessly with his other teeth. Dr Helen did a ‘try-in’ with a composite veneer right in the office so Peter could see that the colour, shape, and size of the tooth could be matched exactly. Peter loved the look of the veneer, and it was cemented in well before his wedding.

Case Study 3:

Eloise had a small gap between her two front teeth that she detested her whole life. While her teeth were healthy, she wanted them to be aesthetically pleasing. Straightening them would be a lengthy and pricey option, she was quoted $6,000.00 by another dentist to fit braces and straighten them naturally. She’d heard cosmetic dentistry offered in Melbourne, meaning veneers were an option that could cover small gaps and look natural. Dr Helen provided a costing for both porcelain and composite veneers as Eloise was a good candidate for either treatment, she chose porcelain because they looked more natural and would be stronger as the front teeth are used for biting foods. Porcelain veneers fixed the gap instantly and for far less than teeth straightening treatment.

The right veneers for you

Veneers come in a range of materials, with Porcelain Veneers being an ideal, high-quality choice.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin, strong, porcelain shells that can be fitted over your existing teeth, and the procedure can be completed in just a few weeks. They are first prepared by our technicians and then placed over an existing tooth. Veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of natural teeth and give you the smile makeover you always desired. If you’re concerned about discolouration, chips, misalignments, or the shape of your teeth, then veneers could be the solution for you. They can also be used to close the gaps between your natural teeth. They are made of either a tooth-coloured resin-composite, bonded material, or a thin layer of porcelain shell, each one carefully crafted to fit over the surface of your tooth. We recommend the highest quality, minimal reduction porcelain veneers over traditional, more destructive version or options. This means that your natural enamel is preserved, the veneers are fully reversible and offered at an affordable price.

Thinnest, most natural-looking option
Spares the most healthy tooth
Longest-lasting and most durable
Best for people who need a full mouth of veneers
Best option for people who have oversized teeth
Less prone to chipping

Meet Donna, our latest smile make over patient

Donna always wanted a natural, bright and beautiful smile. Donna’s teeth were already white, and she was happy with her gums displaying on smiling, but she disliked the gaps between her teeth and the fact that they were worn down.

After having 9 porcelain veneers, Donna is thrilled with her new smile.

Meet Donna
Before Smile Makeover

Before

After Smile Makeover

After

The smile is first analysed with digital photography and converted into a trial of your smile that can then be reproduced in the mouth and amended until perfect, before the final result is created. This way you can make sure you are completely happy with the desired changes and we can make sure the changes are in complete harmony with your jaw and joints.

COMMON QUESTIONS

Why choose veneers?

Dental Veneers can:

  • Improve the appearance of natural teeth
  • Give you a smile makeover you always desired
  • Mask discoloration, chips, misalignment, worn out teeth
  • Close spaces between your teeth
Can anyone have veneers?

With the majority of cases, tooth reduction is not necessary for veneers. However, in certain situations, minimal tooth reduction will facilitate a more aesthetic outcome.

Will they look natural?

Not all veneers are the same. You might’ve seen people who look like they have unnatural smiles. Manufacturing veneers is an intricate and time-consuming process. A skillfully crafted veneer will replicate all the details of nature, minimise decay, and preserve your tooth. Our top technician will craft your high-quality veneers, which can only be distinguished from natural teeth by a qualified professional and we offer them at an affordable price.

4 Questions on Dental Veneers

I’ve heard of veneers without tooth reduction. Can anyone have them?

With the majority of cases, tooth reduction is not necessary for the placement of veneers. However, in certain situations, minimal tooth reduction will facilitate a more aesthetic outcome.

Are porcelain veneers permanent? Are they replaceable?

Porcelain veneers adhere firmly to the enamel of your teeth. With good maintenance and care, they rarely come loose and can serve you for many years before you need to consider having them replaced. Keep in mind, the benefit of no preparation veneers is that they are fully reversible.

Will they look natural?

Not all veneers are the same. You might’ve seen people who look like they have unnatural smiles. Manufacturing veneers is an intricate and time-consuming process. A skillfully crafted veneer will replicate all the details of nature, minimise decay, and preserve your tooth. Our top technician will craft your high-quality veneers, which can only be distinguished from natural teeth by a qualified professional and we offer them at an affordable price.

How long does it take?

It takes two to three appointments, two weeks apart, to make porcelain veneers.

Do you offer payment plans?

We sure do! Check out some of the options here or schedule a consultation with us today by contacting the studio at (03) 9510 5597. We can give you a comprehensive treatment plan with all costs and figures and provide you with the most appropriate payment plan options based on your individual needs.

Welcome from Dr. Helen

Meet Dr Helen
Before & After Smile Transformation
Michelle's experience

More about Dr. Helen Implant Dentist BDSc (Melb)

Dr Helen opened up her Prahran East practice in 2008 after working across regional Victoria and gaining broad experience in emergency, surgical and cosmetic dentistry. Her aim has always been to provide gentle care with the highest quality outcomes for patients. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor degree in Dental Science, and later studied implant surgery at the Brener Implant Institute and Steigmann Implant Institute. Her work with implants has restored the smiles of countless patients over the years, even the ones who have lost all faith in their teeth. The best thing about having a small practice? Dr Helen gets to see the patients from the first time they walk in the door to the final outcome, and provide care throughout their lives. The personal relationship she has with her patients means she puts care and consideration into the longevity of their dental treatment and not just the immediate results.

Dr Helen is the former chairperson of the National Dental Foundation Victoria and the official dentist for the Melbourne City Football Club.

In her spare time, Dr Helen dances ballroom and loves creating healthy recipes for her staff and friends. Her two rescue birds, Rocky and Roger, also enjoy her cooking! She’s an advocate for animal rights and promotes a whole-food, plant-based diet for health, ecological, and compassionate reasons.

Dr Helen

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

GENTLE & CARING

GENTLE & CARING

We offer the latest in pain-free procedures. Sleep dentistry also available.

EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF

EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF

Dr. Helen provides all treatment in-house, including general anaesthesia and surgical procedures.

PERSONALISED CARE

PERSONALISED CARE

Dr. Helen looks after you from the first consultation to the final result, guiding every step of the process.

FINEST CRAFTSMANSHIP

FINEST CRAFTSMANSHIP

Dr. Helen provides all implant treatment in-house, including general anaesthesia and surgical procedures.

EXCELLENCE IN DENTISTRY

EXCELLENCE IN DENTISTRY

We apply the latest in dental research, techniques and technology.

PAYMENT PLANS

We offer a range of payment plans and options for all of our services. These include DentiCare, MacCredit and MiFund.

DentiCare
MacCredit
MiFund

Book your Smile Consultation $97

Meet with Dr.Helen to have all your questions answered. There is no pressure or obligation to proceed.

What’s included:

  • Meet for an extended consultation with Dr. Helen to discuss your veneers options
  • Full dental evaluation and oral cancer screening test
  • 2 x-rays included with your consultation
  • Comprehensive treatment plan, including duration and costs

Free Smile Consultation

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Book your Smile Consultation $97

Meet with Dr.Helen to have all your questions answered. There is no pressure or obligation to proceed.

What’s included:

  • Meet for an extended consultation with Dr. Helen to discuss your treatment options
  • Full dental evaluation and oral cancer screening test
  • 2 x-rays included with your consultation
  • Comprehensive treatment plan, including duration and costs

Free Smile Consultation

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Visit our Studio

Each Wednesday we host a small gathering for new patients considering complete teeth replacement.
Come along and meet Dr.Helen face-to-face, and have your questions answered over a hot tea or coffee.
Bookings essential (Wed: 5:30pm).

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