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.