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Our Ceramics – Beauty From Nature

At Dental Designs, we utilise pure ceramics, fabricated from natural high-purity feldspar found in Norway and Sweden. These ceramics have a natural fluorescence and inner glow, just like the ones we find in young teeth.

What Are Dental Porcelain Veneers?

What Are Dental Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers are delicate ceramics that are bonded to the surface of your teeth, enhancing their shape, harmony, and colour. They help camouflage cosmetic flaws, leaving you with a beautiful, natural smile.

With dental veneers, whether porcelain or composite resin, you can achieve a radiant smile that looks and feels entirely natural. Porcelain veneers, in particular, offer exceptional durability and resistance to staining, ensuring your smile remains vibrant for years to come. 

Given their minimally invasive nature, dental veneers may be the solution for you if you are looking for a Smile Makeover, or if you simply want to enhance the appearance of your smile.

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What Can Veneers Fix

Anyone who wants to enhance the appearance of their smile can explore veneers. They can conceal a wide range of aesthetic imperfections by covering the front surfaces of your teeth to hide their imperfections.

Our dentists are passionate about creating the perfect new smile for you.

They work together closely with our in-house ceramists to design a smile to fit your facial features, resulting in a smile customised for you.

 

Our dental laboratory utilises modern technology and the finest dental ceramics to create custom veneers that seamlessly blend with natural tooth enamel. Each veneer is carefully crafted to cover imperfections, such as chipped or misaligned teeth while preserving the integrity of tooth structure.

Benefits Of Having Dental Veneers

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Porcelain veneers and composite veneers alike offer unparalleled aesthetic enhancements. They are crafted to mimic natural tooth enamel, creating a flawless appearance.

Veneers are custom-made to match the shape, size and colour of your natural teeth, providing a flawless smile. Whether you're looking to correct discolouration, crooked or misalignment teeth, veneers offer a natural and beautiful solution.

Dental veneers are made to look and feel natural in your mouth – just like real teeth. Veneers are meticulously crafted to blend with your natural teeth, providing a comfortable fit and natural feel. Their thin, porcelain shells mimic the translucent properties of tooth enamel, ensuring a lifelike appearance and comfortable oral function. Both you and those around you won’t notice a difference.

Unlike crowns which require significant reshaping of the tooth structure, veneers involve minimal alteration to the natural tooth. This conservative approach preserves more of your tooth's structure while still achieving remarkable cosmetic results.

The average amount of enamel removed is about half a millimeter, which is about the thickness of a fingernail.

Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining and discolouration, maintaining their brightness and translucency over time. With dental veneers, your natural teeth will be protected from certain foods or drinks that tend to stain and discolour the teeth. 

This means you can enjoy your favourite foods and beverages without worrying about compromising the appearance of your smile.

Dental veneers are non-porous, making them stain-resistant and require low maintenance to preserve a great smile. You are still advised to brush and floss your teeth twice a day.

While veneers enhance the aesthetics of your smile, they also contribute to improving your oral health. By covering imperfections and creating a smoother tooth surface, veneers facilitate easier cleaning and maintenance, reducing the risk of plaque buildup and cavities.

With proper care and maintenance, dental veneers can last up to 15 years or more, making them a durable investment in your smile's future. Their resilience against wear and tear ensures a long-lasting enhancement to your dental aesthetics.

A radiant smile can significantly boost your self-esteem and confidence. By addressing dental imperfections and providing a seamless smile transformation, veneers empower individuals to feel more confident in their appearance and interactions.

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How Dental Veneers Are Different At
Dental Designs?

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Can be completed on the same day
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Experienced dentists
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High strength ceramic from Europe
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Fully digital workflow with in-house lab
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Centrally located and accessible by car and MRT
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5 year warranty
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We Protect Your Teeth

In our practice, we embrace the philosophy of "minimal preparation," allowing us to preserve as much of your natural tooth surface.

Most veneers require a thin layer of your enamel to be shaved off to allow for proper placement of the veneers.

A radiant smile can significantly boost your self-esteem and confidence. By addressing dental imperfections and providing a seamless smile transformation, veneers empower individuals to feel confident in their appearance and interactions.

At Dental Designs, we understand the importance of maintaining as much of your natural tooth enamel as possible, so you can maintain healthy teeth while still achieving a beautiful smile transformation.

Take Our Smile Makeover Assessment

Still unsure about veneers? We've got you covered. Simply answer a few questions in our smile makeover assessment and we'll reveal how dental veneers can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted.

 

Let's make your dream smile a reality together!

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Process Of Getting Dental Porcelain
Veneers At Dental Designs In Singapore

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1. Consultation

To create a smile that truly reflects your individuality, we make it our priority to understand your concerns and expectations. Like skilled architects, we design your smile based on your unique features and specifications.

We examine your smile, utilising technology such as digital 3D teeth and facial scans, x-rays and studio photographs. During this appointment, we discuss your goals, assess your dental health and explain the benefits of temporary dental veneers, and also address cosmetic imperfections such as chipped teeth, misaligned teeth, or discolored teeth.

This allows us to gain an understanding of your dental condition as it serves as a foundation for your smile makeover.

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2. Smile Trial

At Dental Designs, we understand that taking the first step toward changing your smile can be intimidating. That's why we created the "Smile Trial", which allows you to see the outcome of your veneers before any treatment begins.

With this non-invasive procedure, there is absolutely no need for any drilling or harm to your teeth. Moreover, if you have any specific designs in mind, you can directly communicate them to your dentist, ensuring that your veneers will be crafted exactly as you want them.

Whether you opt for traditional porcelain veneers or resin composite materials, we ensure that the chosen veneers complement your natural teeth.

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3. Preparation Of Teeth

Once you're ready to proceed with your veneers, we'll see you back in our clinic. To accommodate the ceramic veneers, your dentist will gently remove about 0.5mm of the tooth surface. Be assured that our approach emphasizes minimal intervention and aims to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.

After the preparation, our 3D scanner will create an accurate model of your teeth. This technology eliminates the hassle of traditional dental moulds and commence the creation of your porcelain veneers in our in-house laboratory.

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4. Smile Prototype

After tooth preparation, we will place a set of temporary veneers. These temporary veneers allow you to see how your new teeth will align with your personal preferences and facial features and can last for a few days to a week.

If only minor adjustments are needed, we can proceed with creating your permanent veneers. If significant alterations are necessary, we will re-design and provide you with an additional set of temporary veneers to try on. This process continues until you are satisfied with the design of your veneers.

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5. Bonding Of Porcelain Veneers

Your porcelain veneers are ready for bonding! In the final veneers appointment, the custom veneers are placed and permanently bonded to the tooth surface using dental cement.

During bonding, we maximise bond strengths between veneer and teeth for long-lasting results. We minimise moisture and plaque contamination and regularly check our bonding materials for good adhesion and colour stability.

Once bonding is complete, welcome to your new smile! We'll take professional studio photos to showcase your new look. 

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6. Review Check

After your veneer visit, we like to arrange a follow up visit a week later to check in on you and your new smile.

During this appointment, we will carefully evaluate your bite, ensure the stability of the porcelain veneer, and make slight adjustments if necessary. This is so we can ensure you are completely satisfied with your new smile.

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Facially Driven Treatment

At our practice, we believe that a person's smile goes beyond just straight and functional teeth. Facially Driven Treatment isn't just about cosmetic enhancements; it's about improving your oral health and overall well-being. Our focus on good oral hygiene habits and proper care empowers you to maintain your new smile for years to come, preserving the integrity of your natural tooth enamel and preventing future dental problems. 

To achieve this, we carefully assess the proportions of your face, taking into account how your eyes, facial contours, and lips relate to your teeth.
Whether you're dealing with chipped teeth, misaligned teeth, or discoloured teeth, Facially Driven Treatment aims to achieve optimal results that complement your natural facial structure and smile.

By addressing underlying issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, or enamel damage, we ensure that your smile makeover is not only aesthetically pleasing but also sustainable in the long run.

From there, we collaborate with you to develop a treatment plan that may involve traditional porcelain veneers, composite veneers, pressed veneers or layered veneers, depending on your preferences and goals.

Porcelain Veneers Created At Our In-House Laboratory

Dental Designs Clinic has a unique in-house laboratory, where our dentists work hand-in-hand with our dental ceramists to create high quality, custom dental veneers.

Each veneer is hand painted and finished with artistic characterisations, textures, and colours, to achieve natural and beautiful aesthetics.

They go into a ceramic furnace, heating up to 850 degrees celsius to embed the colours and glazes onto the ceramic veneers, whilst further strengthening it.

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Types of Dental Veneers

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  • Porcelain veneers are thin shells custom-made from dental porcelain laminates.
  • The CAD/CAM technology ensures that these veneers are permanently bonded to the front surface of natural teeth to cover imperfections.
  • Porcelain veneers offer durability, stain resistance and a natural appearance, making them a popular option for smile makeovers.
  • They are ideal for addressing various cosmetic imperfections such as chipped teeth, misaligned teeth, discolored teeth, and irregularly shaped teeth.
  • While porcelain veneers may require enamel removal, they provide long-lasting results.
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  • Composite veneers are crafted from composite resin materials directly applied and bonded to the tooth surface.
  • This type of veneer treatment is a more cost-effective option compared to porcelain veneers.
  • Composite veneers can improve the appearance of chipped teeth, broken teeth, or teeth with minor cosmetic imperfections.
  • They are less durable than ceramic and require support from the natural tooth, often needing replacement after a few years. Slight tooth polishing may be needed for seamless blending.
  • Composite veneers may be more prone to staining and require regular maintenance compared to porcelain veneers.
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  • Layering veneers involves the application of multiple thin layers of composite resin or porcelain to the tooth surface.
  • The veneers are meticulously crafted to mimic the natural translucency and shading of natural tooth structure.
  • This process involves hand-making the veneer shape in layers of different shades and opacities, akin to a work of art.
  • They are suitable for patients seeking cosmetic improvement without significant alteration to the underlying tooth structure.
  • Layering ceramic by our dental ceramist is an artistic process that requires many additional hours of work to complete.
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  • Pressed veneers are fabricated using advanced technology to create thin shells of porcelain or composite resin. High-strength ceramic melted at high temperatures is pressed into the mold to create the final veneer.
  • These veneers are designed and fabricated in a dental lab to ensure a perfect fit and optimal aesthetics.
  • Pressed veneers provide a natural-looking result, with the ability to restore teeth to their optimal function and appearance.
  • Pressed veneers offer the ability to withstand daily wear and maintain their appearance for years to come.
  • They are ideal for no-prep veneers but require a longer fabrication time.

Types of Dental Veneers

  • Porcelain veneers are thin shells custom-made from dental porcelain laminates.
  • The CAD/CAM technology ensures that these veneers are permanently bonded to the front surface of natural teeth to cover imperfections.
  • Porcelain veneers offer durability, stain resistance and a natural appearance, making them a popular option for smile makeovers.
  • They are ideal for addressing various cosmetic imperfections such as chipped teeth, misaligned teeth, discolored teeth, and irregularly shaped teeth.
  • While porcelain veneers may require enamel removal, they provide long-lasting results.
  • Composite veneers are crafted from composite resin materials directly applied and bonded to the tooth surface.
  • This type of veneer treatment is a more cost-effective option compared to porcelain veneers.
  • Composite veneers can improve the appearance of chipped teeth, broken teeth, or teeth with minor cosmetic imperfections.
  • They are less durable than ceramic and require support from the natural tooth, often needing replacement after a few years. Slight tooth polishing may be needed for seamless blending.
  • Composite veneers may be more prone to staining and require regular maintenance compared to porcelain veneers.
  • Layering veneers involves the application of multiple thin layers of composite resin or porcelain to the tooth surface.
  • The veneers are meticulously crafted to mimic the natural translucency and shading of natural tooth structure.
  • This process involves hand-making the veneer shape in layers of different shades and opacities, akin to a work of art.
  • They are suitable for patients seeking cosmetic improvement without significant alteration to the underlying tooth structure.
  • Layering ceramic by our dental ceramist is an artistic process that requires many additional hours of work to complete.
  • Pressed veneers are fabricated using advanced technology to create thin shells of porcelain or composite resin. High-strength ceramic melted at high temperatures is pressed into the mold to create the final veneer.
  • These veneers are designed and fabricated in a dental lab to ensure a perfect fit and optimal aesthetics.
  • Pressed veneers provide a natural-looking result, with the ability to restore teeth to their optimal function and appearance.
  • Pressed veneers offer the ability to withstand daily wear and maintain their appearance for years to come.
  • They are ideal for no-prep veneers but require a longer fabrication time.

Cost of Veneer in Singapore

Transforming your smile with dental veneers can be an investment in your confidence and oral health. The cost of veneers varies depending on several factors, including the type of material used, the number of teeth being treated, and the complexity of the procedure. Certain cases may require additional techniques such as 'Pressed' or 'Layered' options to achieve the desired result.

Despite the initial cost, dental veneers offer a permanent solution to cosmetic imperfections such as chipped or misaligned teeth, providing a smile that boosts confidence and enhances your overall appearance. With proper care and good oral hygiene habits, veneers can last for many years, making them an investment for the smile of your dreams.

At our practice, we prioritise affordability without compromising on quality, offering competitive pricing options and financing plans to make dental veneers accessible to our patients. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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$434.91*

Porcelain Veneers $1,962 each
Pressed Option + $436
Layered Option + $436
Composite Veneers $434.91 - $599.50
Smile Trial $299.75

*Price are inclusive of 9% GST

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The service and doctor is the best in town! The customer service and receptionists are very friendly! Dr Phillip Miller and Dr Noah Teo is very nice and very professional on their skill! They also very patient to explain to me about the treatment!

Will come back again!

Thank you very much!

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Beautiful and friendly dental clinic, was recommended by my colleague. Been coming here for dental cleaning and fillings. Always a good visit!
J. Kho

This dental clinic has very good staff who are well trained and friendly. The dentists are also very good and will explain the treatment in detail before starting treatment. The equipment is very high tech and I believe they are able to do high quality work as I did my crown here and it looks much better than my colleague who also recently did his at another place. The waiting room is also very comfortable. good job!

C. Zheng De

This clinic is one of the best I have ever seen. I saw dr Justin for my implant which I did many years ago, the tooth was loose, and other drs told me to remove it as they could not find out what brand it was but dr Justin was able to take 3d xrays and locate the brand and specially ordered the part in. he saved me from having to do a surgery to remove and put a new implant which would have cost me a bomb. the tooth looks even better than the original thanks to the experieced dental technician Katsuya from Japan. 

Very happy and will keep coming back for my regular dental. 

G. Hock An

my workplace is close by and I had a problem with my tooth for a few days, so I made an appointment to come down. The receptionist who booked my appointment was very helpful and friendly to explain the way to the clinic from my office. I saw Dr Nicholas who was able to do a root canal treatment on the same visit so that I didn't need to come back. I felt safe and comfortable to do my dental treatment here as the dental picks are all wrapped up and sterilized and only opened before each treatment when im inside. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Veneer In Singapore

Porcelain veneers are a versatile dental solution that can enhance your smile's appearance and correct various issues. They are used to improve tooth colour, shape, size, and alignment. Veneers offer long-lasting results, resist staining, and require minimal tooth alteration, making them a popular choice for achieving a beautiful and natural-looking smile. Contact us for an appointment so you can consult with your dentist to see if Veneers are the right choice for you!

Dental porcelain veneer procedures will vary depending on your case, however, we will provide a general overview of what to expect. Before commencing any preparation work for your porcelain veneer, the dentist will perform an initial examination of your tooth and overall mouth, which may include taking x-rays. If there is extensive tooth decay found or a risk of infection is diagnosed, you may require other treatment first. Alternatively, if there is not enough natural tooth structure left to securely hold the porcelain veneer in place, you may need a core or a post-and-core to be placed first to create a foundation to support the overlying porcelain veneer. Your dentist can discuss with you if you need any additional procedures.

Yes, it is possible to get veneers on your front teeth, even if you have crowns on your other teeth, but it's important to consider a few factors.
Veneers are typically placed on the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance, while crowns cover the entire tooth. If you have crowns, your dentist will need to evaluate where they are in your smile, and whether they will affect your smile makeover. 
In some cases, it may be necessary to replace the crowns for a more consistent appearance. Consult with your dentist to determine the best course of action based on your specific dental situation.

Dental veneers can last up to 20 or more years. The life span of a porcelain veneer depends on the amount of “wear and tear” the porcelain veneer is exposed to, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your mouth-related habits (you should avoid such habits that put excessive forces on your teeth, such as grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing ice, biting your fingernails and using your teeth to open objects such as beer caps, or packaging).

While a veneer tooth does not require any special care, remember that the underlying tooth is still your natural tooth and is still subject to decay or active gum disease. Therefore, to overcome poor oral health continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing once a day, and making sure there is no food stuck between the teeth.

  • Discomfort or tooth sensitivity. you may experience some heat and cold sensitivity on your newly veneered tooth immediately after the procedure as the anaesthesia begins to wear off if the tooth that has a dental veneer still has a nerve in it. Your dentist may recommend that you brush your teeth with toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. This sensitivity is usually temporary and will go away in a few days. Persistent soreness or sensitivity that occurs when you bite down could mean that the porcelain veneer is slightly too thick and is hitting the opposing tooth in some positions, and this needs to be highlighted to your dentist who can fix it.
  • Chipped porcelain veneer. If the tooth has some trauma such as a sharp knock, or if it undergoes constant excessive forces, it can chip. If the chip is small, a porcelain or composite resin material can be used to repair the chip with the porcelain veneer remaining in your mouth. This is usually just a temporary fix. If the chipping is extensive, the porcelain veneer may need to be replaced.
  • Loose porcelain veneer. Sometimes the cement washes out from under the porcelain veneer. Not only does this allow the por|celain veneer to become loose, it allows bacteria to leak in and cause decay to the tooth internally. If a porcelain veneer feels loose, contact your dentist’s office.
  • The veneer falling off. Sometimes veneers fall off. Reasons include the decaying of the underlying tooth and the loosening of the cementing material used to place the porcelain veneer. If your porcelain veneer comes off, contact your dentist’s office immediately. He or she will give you specific instructions on how to care for the tooth and porcelain veneer for the day or so until you can be seen for an evaluation. Your dentist may be able to re-cement the porcelain veneer in place; if not, a new porcelain veneer will need to be made.

Veneers and real teeth differ in some key ways.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom-made and bonded to the front of natural teeth. They can improve the appearance of teeth by changing their colour, shape, and size.
However, veneers are not organic like natural teeth and do not have the same sensitivity or ability to respond to temperature changes. They also don't grow or repair themselves like real teeth, requiring replacement if damaged teeth is there. But unlike natural teeth, they won't stain or change colour.

The purpose of the porcelain veneer is to change the appearance of the tooth by covering it, and it has to be made of strong enough materials to serve its purpose. Some people may think about using a normal filling material to directly place a large filling over the surface of the tooth. This may work in the short term, but as the normal filling material is not rigid enough to hold the tooth together, cracks will continue to progress and the filling will break. The tooth will still need to be prepared or drilled again to fit a dental porcelain veneer to prepared teeth, causing more issues.
Porcelain veneers are often done in combination with braces and teeth whitening for the front teeth to achieve a comprehensive treatment by changing the shape of the teeth as well as ensuring your bite is optimal so that you can maintain a beautiful and healthy set of teeth.

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