GlamSmile Porcelain Veeners

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Before Treatment

Do I have to have my teeth cleaned before the procedure?

It is recommended to have a full exam & clean, as healthy & clean teeth are a pre-condition for a successful result.

I have a gap between my front teeth. Are veneers a solution for me?

Yes! If the opening is not too large, veneers can close the gap perfectly.

I have tried to whiten my teeth, but I was disappointed about the result. Are veneers a solution?

Yes, veneers offer a permanent solution for seriously discoloured teeth.

My teeth are crooked & overlap. Do I have to wear braces or are veneers a solution for me?

GlamSmile veneers can change the shape, size & alignment of your teeth, making your teeth look more even & symmetrical.

I see that GlamSmile veneers look just like traditional porcelain veneers, yet they cost a lot less. How can that be?

Advancements in veneer production & delivery technology have made it possible for GlamSmile to create a full arch of high-quality porcelain veneers that can be placed quickly & easily & with absolute precision in about one hour. Traditional veneers are far more labour intensive. With traditional veneers, the natural teeth are ground down in preparation of the veneers. Next, temporaries are prepared & fitted. Weeks later, each individual veneer is placed one at a time. From start to finish, the traditional veneer placement process takes longer to complete than the GlamSmile procedure. It is this time-saving feature that makes GlamSmile veneers a much more affordable veneer solution.

Can any dentist provide the GlamSmile procedure?

No, unlike traditional porcelain veneers only a limited number of specifically trained dentists are able to do the GlamSmile procedure. Brisbane Smile Centre was the first dental practice to achieve GlamSmile certification in Brisbane. This ensures you get the best possible results.

What are GlamSmile veneers made of?

GlamSmile veneers are made of time-tested, high-quality pure porcelain, the same materials that have been successfully used to make traditional veneers.

What happens at the smile consultation?

It is a wonderful opportunity to come in & benefit from Dr Cassimatis’s training, knowledge & experience. He has 30 years of experience as a dentist & has developed a heavy focus on cosmetic dentistry since the year 2000, when he did extensive training in cosmetic dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry & has placed over 7,000 porcelain veneers. He was selected as the cosmetic dentist to perform Tina’s smile makeover on the TV show Body Specialist.

The appointment takes approximately 45 minutes. We take a photo of your teeth & download it on to the computer so you can sit down with Dr Cassimatis & discuss your concerns with your smile. Dr Cassimatis will discuss the various options available & help you determine the best cosmetic dental procedures to suit your needs & your budget. He may suggest something that you have never thought of. At the end of the consultation, rest assured that you will receive a written quotation. He will show before & after pictures of cases he has completed that may be similar to your case. We can even take a photo of your current smile, & with our cosmetic dental imaging software, we can give you a photo of what you would look like with a new smile.

What if I don’t live in Brisbane?

We are glad to offer Skype consultations for our prospective out-of-town & out-of-state patients who cannot simply come in to our office for a consultation. We just ask you to upload some photos to us prior to the consultation. This can be done from your phone. Dr Cassimatis will then advise you on whether you would be a good candidate for GlamSmile porcelain veneers.

Our office is located in Camp Hill in Brisbane, which is easily accessible from the airport. Dr. Cassimatis & his staff are very familiar with the needs of out-of-town patients, & we strive to make sure that your experience is comfortable & relaxing. We understand the needs of travelling patients & we will schedule treatment to fit in with your time in Brisbane.

Treatment

Is it painless & safe?

It is not painful. Unlike traditional porcelain veneers, GlamSmile requires no anaesthesia, because there is no grinding down of healthy tooth structure. (In most cases) Teeth remain intact & unchanged; therefore, the treatment is completely safe.

How many veneers will be fitted?

Depending on how broad your smile is, 6, 8 or 10 veneers will be fitted on the top &/or the bottom. If you only choose upper veneers, the lower teeth will usually be whitened.

How many visits to the dentist are required?

Just two short visits to our practice. During the first visit, photographs & mouth impressions will be made. The veneers are then placed during the second visit.

After my first appointment, how long do I have to wait before I come back for my final appointment to have my GlamSmile veneers put on?

Usually 6 weeks.

What does a treatment with GlamSmile veneers cost?

Make your dream smile a reality without the high cost! Now everyone can afford to experience the confidence & joy of a stunning smile. Finally, it’s smile design based on your desires, not your budget. GlamSmile custom designed porcelain veneers can be yours for a fraction of the price of traditional porcelain veneers. We would need to consult you first in order to quote your individual situation. Please call the Brisbane Smile Centre for a consultation. We also offer finance options with Mac Credit or GEM Visa. Interest-free payment plans are also available. Our friendly team will help you with any questions regarding financing.

After Treatment

Can veneers break or crack?

GlamSmile veneers are of an exceptional quality. However, you have to take care of them, just as you would your natural teeth. You have to avoid point-to-point contact. For instance, biting your nails is absolutely forbidden. If a veneer breaks or cracks, the single veneer can be replaced.

How long do the veneers last?

Nothing is forever; not crowns, nor dental bridges, & neither are veneers. However, experience shows us that they can last 10 to 15 years. Of course, it depends on your personal dental hygiene & if you take good care of your veneers, you can probably keep them much longer.

What if I get a cavity on one of my teeth?

No problem; we can handle it on the inside or from the bottom.

How can I best take care of my veneers?

To protect your stunning white teeth, conscientious dental hygiene is a main factor. Brushing your teeth correctly twice a day is indispensable & flossing is also an important part of your daily routine. You should also visit us every six months for your check-up & cleans.

Can I still eat anything I want?

Glamsmile porcelain veneers look, feel & operate just like natural teeth. With veneers you can still eat everything. You only have to avoid point-to-point contact.