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Dental Veneers

Sporting teeth that are chipped, stained, or uneven in size or length may be a source of insecurity for a lot of people. Most of the time, the affected ones are the eight teeth in front. It’s a very prominent area that everyone can see, so it is almost impossible to hide.

To stop being self-conscious about these flaws, people may have to undergo numerous and costly procedures to fix each minor imperfection. This can certainly be hard on the finances.

Fortunately, there are dental veneers to solve all of these issues in just a single procedure. It is a simple and affordable solution to all these teeth problems.

There is no more need to endure any of these dental imperfections. Book an appointment today and let our dentists assist you in getting that perfect and confident smile you deserve.

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What Are Dental Veneers?

If you are looking to improve the appearance of one or more teeth in a painless way, dental veneers are the way to go. These veneers are thin tooth-coloured shells that are finely crafted to bond to the front surface of individual teeth, instantly revitalising your youthful appearance.

The shades, surface textures, and contours have to be thoroughly analysed for each tooth in order to craft the finest and most realistic-looking veneers for your teeth.

This minimally invasive procedure is the perfect solution to superficial dental issues. They are quite durable, so your commitment to getting veneers will be worth it for years to come.

At Christchurch Boutique Dental, we do this procedure strictly under an operating microscope, to achieve seamless precision that is otherwise not possible through the naked eye. With perfectly fitting and natural-looking veneers, your teeth are sure to look perfectly beautiful.

Types of Dental Veneers

There are two main types of veneers, composite and ceramic. Learn more about the pros and cons of each to determine which one is for you.

Composite Veneers

Composite Veneers – Composite veneers are made using resin that is tinged with a touch of tint to match your natural tooth colour. It may be directly placed (built up in the mouth) or indirectly fabricated in a dental lab and later bonded to the tooth.

Ceramic Veneers

Ceramic Veneers – This is made of ceramic, a more durable material. A ceramic veneer is fabricated indirectly. The dentist will create an impression of your teeth that will be used as a mould for creating the veneers.


Whichever of these you choose, Christchurch Boutique Dental has the expertise and precision microscopic equipment required to achieve your desired outcome.

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How Long Do Veneers Last?

Any type of veneer is made of durable materials that can withstand regular wear and tear. However, the exact life span of veneers depends highly on the materials used. With the proper care and maintenance, these are sure to last for years.

Composite resin veneers are the least durable of all the materials used for creating veneers. These will often only last about 3 to 7 years. They are prone to staining, as well.

Porcelain, on the other hand, can last from 10 to 15 years, even up to 20 years if properly maintained. It is a very rare occurrence for veneers to break in the first 5 years, so you are sure to get your money’s worth.

So, if you only need a temporary and affordable fix, then you may opt for composite veneers in NZ. But for a more long-lasting solution, choose porcelain veneers that may serve you for decades.

At the end of the day, investing in well-made veneers is definitely worth it. Call us at 03-925 9929 to get your veneers. Christchurch Boutique Dental offers the best deals in the area.


How to Extend the Life of Veneers?

Similar to caring for your natural teeth, proper maintenance is necessary to keep your veneers looking amazing. Follow these care tips to prolong the life span and make the cost of veneers worth every cent.

  • Brush and floss daily. Basic oral hygiene starts with brushing your teeth two times a day. This will keep your veneers stain-free for longer. Partner that with flossing to keep them perfectly aligned and prevent tooth decay.
  • Schedule regular appointments with your dentist. Don’t forget to visit your dentist for regular checkups. They will perform deep cleaning, assess your oral health, and check up on your veneers. Failure to do so may result in your veneers staining and failing earlier than they should.
  • Refrain from hard food. Chewing on hard foods like nuts, hard candy, and ice can chip or crack veneers.
  • Don’t use your teeth on things other than food. Avoid ripping foil or opening bottles using your teeth. If you are also in the habit of nail-biting, then it’s best to end it immediately. Hard materials may chip or destroy the edges of your veneers.
  • Wear a mouthguard. If you often do physical sports, it is advisable to wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and veneers. Also, wear it if you grind or clench your teeth while sleeping.


Who Should Get Dental Veneers?

A good candidate for veneers are those who have the following condition:

  • Discolored teeth – Years of drinking dark soda, coffee, and even tea can leave stains on the tooth enamel. Mere brushing will not be enough to remove the discolouration.
  • Chipped, cracked, or worn teeth – Individuals who often clench or grind their teeth during sleep will often have damaged tooth edges. Sometimes, simply eating hard food like nuts or chewing on ice can chip or crack your tooth.
  • Uneven teeth – Some people, due to their genetics and heritage, will have teeth that are of different sizes or shapes. Typically, people view unevenly shaped teeth as unsightly.

No matter the cause of your superficial dental issues, teeth veneers will easily cover these imperfections. Contact our specialist to determine if veneers are a good fit for you.

What Is the Process of Getting Veneers?

First Visit: Consultation

At Christchurch Boutique Dental, the process begins with digital photos and video analysis. We study your tooth colour, characteristics, surface texture, lip movement, and other facial characteristics. There will be an in-depth discussion with our dentist on the concerns you would like to address in order to help you achieve a tailored new smile that is natural and harmonious with your facial profile. A study model will also be made of your teeth.

Second Visit: Adjustment

Based on the information gathered in the first visit, a set of mock-up veneers will be made on the study model to simulate the final result. These will be transferred into the mouth with temporary resin to visualise your new look. At this point, we may consider facial aesthetic treatments to fine-tune the new smile. Once you are ready, treatment will begin. Any teeth that require remodelling will also be done during this visit.

Third Visit: Fitting

Custom-made ceramic veneers are bonded to your teeth. Quality and accurate installation play a major role in the longevity of your veneers. The fit of these veneers is perfectly seamless, and they will look and feel indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Visit Christchurch Boutique Dental for a consultation today! Get the best veneers price in NZ and affordable financing right now, so you can have a perfect smile like the stars.