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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are very thin, translucent shells that are placed over your existing teeth to improve your smile's appearance, shape and colour. Almost undetectable, porcelain veneers effortlessly mimic the properties of natural teeth and tooth enamel. Designed by our expert dentists and crafted by a master ceramist, your veneers will have individual textures, shapes and silhouettes, as nature intended. That way, you’ll be able to achieve the smile you’ve always desired, that is perfect for your face.

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4 visits


From $1680

The dawn
of a more
confident you.

A gorgeous natural-looking smile, digitally designed and expertly handcrafted using a combination of technology, science and artistry.

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Natural and bespoke

We are passionate about natural-looking smiles that are in harmony with your face. Your veneers are completely bespoke, designed to be the right shape, colour, size and proportion to your unique facial features.

Treats multiple problems at once

Porcelain veneers can correct multiple flaws all at once, such as the shape, colour and position of your teeth. If you have stained, chipped, cracked teeth or gaps in your smile, you can deal with these all at the same time with porcelain veneers.

Beyond aesthetics

Whilst porcelain veneers will improve the aesthetics of your smile, they also protect teeth and improve the function of your bite. Veneers allow your teeth to be more symmetrical, creating a smooth arc to your smile, splinting cracked teeth and making short teeth more proportionate.

An alternative to braces

In some cases, porcelain veneers can be a suitable alternative to braces or clear aligners by quickly and effectively correcting minor dental alignment problems with your teeth.

Beauty that lasts

The translucent quality of each veneer allows light to pass through and reflect off your natural teeth, giving your smile a lustrous aesthetic depth. The non-porous surface of porcelain veneers also helps protect against future stains. Porcelain is as strong as it is gorgeous and when well cared for, veneers maintain the beauty of your smile for many years to come.


In as little as 4 visits, over 4-6 weeks, you can have a brighter, more beautiful smile.

Composite versus Porcelain Veneers

Every aspect of your veneer treatment with Adawn is carefully considered and bespoke to ensure you have a smile that suits you perfectly- from the shape, translucency and material used, right up to a budget that suits your lifestyle.

There is more than one option for you to choose from when considering veneers. The choice comes down to your preference and budget. Typically, it is one of two options- porcelain or composite veneers.

Composite veneers (also referred to as resin veneers, bonding or caps) are made from tooth coloured engineered resin – the same ones that we use to do ‘white fillings’ with. The dentist usually completes the procedure in a single appointment; where the resin is directly bonded onto the teeth to reshape them.

Composite veneers are additive, which means that the teeth are not reduced. It is a more affordable option (initially) compared to the porcelain veneers and can last between 5-8 years but will require regular maintenance as the plastic composite material can stain, discolour, or chip and needs to be polished or repaired periodically. Porcelain on the other hand is a very durable material and doesn’t stain or chip, especially if you grind or clench your teeth.

Porcelain veneers are thin layers of glass-ceramic that are custom-fit and bonded to your teeth. They tend to be stronger, longer lasting and better quality than composite veneers, but the process is a little more involved and more expensive. Porcelain is a far stronger material than composite resin. Well-maintained porcelain veneers can last over 15 years. Porcelain veneers will offer the most natural, tooth-like aesthetics – if hand-crafted by a skilled ceramist that is! It is also highly resistant to staining and chipping due to the strength of the material and the glaze that is applied after treatment.

The trade-off for aesthetics and durability is that a small amount of tooth enamel will need to be reduced off the surface to be replaced with the veneer. In most cases, we can create no prep or minimal prep veneers where the tooth is either not reduced at all, or only reduced by a fraction of a millimetre to reduce any long-term health Impacts on the teeth. This is also important as it allows the veneer to be very strongly bonded to the tooth enamel so it can last as long as possible.

Each of these options has its pros and cons; and a decision needs to be made with your goals and budget in mind. Do your research by looking at the dentist’s porcelain veneers before and after photos and make the most of your first consultation by talking things through.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

We remove a thin layer of surface enamel.

We apply a temporary veneer for you to test drive, then a permanent porcelain veneer.

Time to smile confidently with the teeth you love.

What do Veneers treat?




A new beginning for you and your smile


Cosmetic consultation and collection of records for Digital Smile Design

2 Weeks

Smile Trial

3 weeks

Veneer Preparation

4 Weeks (If required)

Review of provisional veneers

5-6 Weeks

Veneer bonding

A few weeks later

Review of your beautiful smile

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How we provide this service

Step One - Cosmetic consultation

We get to know you and your smile by taking photos, x-rays and a 3D digital photographic scan of your mouth, as well as a video of you talking and smiling from different angles. We also undertake a thorough examination of your teeth. This becomes the basis of our full smile analysis.

We take our time to talk to you. We ask questions. We listen. We work with you to create a treatment plan that will work for you not – just for your teeth but for your lifestyle, not just for today but for the future.

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Step Two - Digital Smile Design and Smile Trial

In between your visits, we use the images and 3D scan to design your smile in harmony with your facial features and to enhance the natural beauty of your face. Then we use 3D printing technology to bring your digital images to life. We print a physical mock-up of your smile, which you can test drive in your second visit. With the ability to trial your smile, you can see yourself with a preview of your new porcelain veneers and visualise your transformation.

Step Three - Preparation visit

With your smile design completed, it is now time to prepare your teeth for your new porcelain veneers. We do this by removing a thin layer of surface enamel from your teeth to make room for your future porcelain veneers. While we await our master ceramist to handcraft these veneers for you, we place provisional veneers for 2-3 weeks to protect your teeth and allow you to experience your new smile.

Step Four - Review of provisional veneers and modifications

This appointment is an exciting opportunity for feedback. We assess the provisional veneers together and decide on the shade and shape of your final veneers. We can then adjust the provisional veneers as that is the best way to determine what may suit your facial features and characteristics. We will then communicate this information to our master ceramist so your final hand-layered premium porcelain veneers can be created.

Step Five - Try In

Once your personalised veneers are made, we will remove your provisional veneers and try on your porcelain veneers to check the fit of the veneers and ensure that you are 100% happy with your new smile before anything is made permanent. Any changes that you would like to be made are either achievable in-chair or adjusted by our master ceramist on the spot.

Step Six - Veneer Bonding

After providing feedback to our ceramist on any changes you would like to make to your veneers, you are now ready for your permanent veneers to be placed. At this visit, we bond your new porcelain veneers in place with a strong resin cement that keeps them in place for many years to come.

Step 7 - Review

A few weeks later we will arrange for you to return and have a review where we can do a final check and make any final minor adjustments as desired. Your veneer treatment is now complete. All you need to do now is just make sure you attend for your regular Oral Wellness Visits to keep the teeth and gums in tip top condition.

The Suite

We’ve carefully curated our space to make the time you spend at Adawn as enjoyable, calming and comfortable as possible.

Safety First

A safer way to care for you.

Above all else, safety is our priority.

While some industries are adjusting to a New Normal of safety measures, they’ve always been normal for us. After every patient, each of our clinical rooms is sanitised and our equipment sterilised. Our team also wears enhanced PPE (gloves, masks and protective eyewear), undergoes daily health checks and laundry service, and our COVID Safe plan is always up to date in line with Victorian Department of Health requirements.

Cutting edge technology

The technology available can completely change the patient experience and so we invest in the best. The state of the art equipment we have in house means we can craft finer restorations, detect problems earlier, reduce treatment time and even create custom appliances when we need to.

Designed for comfort

Going to the dentist can be uncomfortable and intimidating. It may even make you anxious. At Adawn, you are always in control of your experience. We have several options available to help our patients feel as comfortable as possible from Netflix and noise cancelling headphones, head rests and blankets, right through to sedation or general anaesthetic. We’re not comfortable unless you are.

Trial your smile

We know that some dental procedures can be a significant investment for most people. That’s why we use industry leading digital planning software that allows you to trial your smile before committing.

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Two easy ways to pay

We know dentistry is an investment, so we allow two ways to pay. In an 8 Porcelain Veneer case, the fees will be:

One-time payment



$96 pw

$3,440 deposit, $417 per month for 24months

What's included

Complimentary consultation and records collection


Your veneers

Valued at $1,680 per tooth x 8

Check-ins and adjustments


Total value: $13,800

*OPG, Smile Trial and custom night guard are not included in this fee, as they are only required in some situations. You will be informed about this by your dental expert and quoted at the time if they are required.

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We accept a variety of private health funds. Enter your health fund below to check that we accept yours.

  • HCF
  • Australian Unity
  • Australian Unity
  • Medibank – Private
  • NIB Health Funds
  • ACA Health Benefits Fund
  • Australian Unity
  • HIF
  • CBHS Health Fund
  • AHM
  • HBF
  • Peoplecare
  • Navy Health
  • Defence Health
  • CUA
  • Police Health
  • TUH
  • Uni Health
  • Rail and Transport Health Fund
  • Doctors health fund
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Nurses Midwives health
  • ADF Family health
  • Westfund
  • Frank Health Insurance
  • Queensland Country Health Fund
  • Phoenix Health Fund
  • Teachers Health
  • Reserve Bank Health Society
  • Health.com.au
  • Emergency Services Health
  • One Medi Fund
  • CBHS Corporate Health
  • Suncorp
  • Territory health Fund
  • Qantas Insurance
  • AAMI
  • Mildura Health Fund
  • Health partners
  • AIA Health Insurance
  • Union Health
  • Latrobe Health Services
  • Transport Health


Led by Dr Angelos Sourial, our team of dedicated professionals has over 65 years of combined expertise. It’s just one of the reasons why so many of our patients have stayed with us for decades.

“My goal is that when we have completed your veneers and people see you, they say you have such a beautiful natural smile.”


  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction
    University of Otago, 2004
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry (Implants)
    University of Melbourne 2010
  • Current President of the prestigious Australasian Osseointegration Society (Victoria)
  • Facilitator of SPEAR Education Study Club, Melbourne since 2016
  • Published in New Zealand Medical Journal, 2004

Meet Melbourne’s porcelain veneer experts

Dr Angelos Sourial
Principal Dentist

Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction
University of Otago
Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry (Implants)
University of Melbourne

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Dr Renato Simionato
Associate Dentist

Bachelor of Dental Science
University of Melbourne

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Dr Jesse Liang
Associate Dentist

Bachelor of Health Science (Dentistry)
Master of Dentistry
La Trobe University

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Dr Megan Ha
Associate Dentist

Bachelor of Health Science (Dentistry)
Master of Dentistry
La Trobe University

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Frequently asked questions

How much do porcelain veneers cost?

Porcelain veneers start at $1680 per tooth, however the cost can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the type of porcelain used. Bonded composite veneers are a cheaper alternative and start at $680 per tooth.

How long does it take to get porcelain veneers?

The actual process of getting porcelain veneers only takes 2 visits that are 2-3 weeks apart, however there are some preliminary visits required to make sure that the process is seamless and predictable. We start off with a complimentary consultation where we find out more about what you’d like to achieve and collect records for your second visit which is the Smile Trial visit where you get to preview your new smile. The next step is to go ahead and prepare the teeth for the veneers and take more records which we send to our master ceramist to help make your new veneers, which we bond into place at a subsequent visit.

Do I get to customise my porcelain veneers?

A good set of porcelain veneers are ones that match the person’s face, lips and smile. There are several factors that go into achieving this. Our team of dental experts will guide you as to what we think would look best for your individual features, but it is up to you to decide on the length, shape and colour of your porcelain veneers.

What are provisional veneers?

Provisional¬ veneers are thin plastic replicas of the final porcelain veneers. They are temporarily glued on to the teeth after the veneer preparation visit to protect the underlying teeth and allow a preview of the size, shape and colour of the final veneers. Any desired changes can be made to the temporary veneers and then replicated in the final porcelain veneers.

What can porcelain veneers improve?

Porcelain veneers can solve many aesthetic concerns including discoloured, short, worn, chipped, crooked or ‘gappy’ teeth.

Do I need to straighten my teeth first before I can get Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers work best when there is plenty of enamel on the tooth that it is glued to. In cases where the teeth are very crooked or where the teeth stick out too far out it is necessary to align these teeth with orthodontics such as Invisalign first to preserve the natural tooth structure so that we are not removing all the enamel of the tooth. In most cases however, we can correct mild crookedness or misalignment without the need for orthodontic treatment beforehand. The best way to figure out your options is to come and see us for a consultation.

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How long do porcelain veneers last for?

Porcelain veneers are extremely strong and long-lasting. They require very little maintenance apart from your usual home oral hygiene routine and regular Oral Wellness visits every 6 months. In most cases porcelain veneers can last well over 10-15 years if you look after them, however if you’re rough with them or grind or clench your teeth at night then you will have more wear and tear.

Do you have to shave or file down my teeth?

We don’t necessarily have to shave the teeth down for you to have porcelain veneers. As Dentists, we always aim to preserve natural teeth, so wherever possible we try and avoid grinding down the teeth if we can help it. In some cases, however, if we don’t smooth off some of the enamel then the profile of the tooth will be too thick once the veneer is applied and therefore, we need to perform some tooth preparation in these cases. It is all very specific to your teeth and the intended result. The more we want to add, the less we need to shave back. Call us to arrange a consultation so we can assess your unique desires.

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Can veneers be replaced or redone?

Yes. Composite veneers can be easily upgraded into porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can be replaced with new porcelain veneers if there is plenty of enamel left underneath. Otherwise, they must be upgraded into crowns.

Are veneers worth it?

Your smile is one of the most important features that people see when they look at you. Your smile is what you use to communicate emotions and warmth daily. Some people who don’t like their smile can feel self-conscious about smiling, which can affect their self-esteem, their relationships, and their career choices. After getting veneers, our patients tell us that they feel more confident in social settings and no longer self-conscious about their smile. Whilst veneers are a financial investment, for these reasons alone our patients think they are well worth it. You can see some of our beautiful Porcelain Veneer transformations here.

Do veneers ruin your teeth?

Porcelain Veneers only ruin your teeth, if the teeth need to be prepared aggressively to achieve the desired result as this exposes the underlying dentine which reduces the lifespan of the veneers. This really depends on the skill and expertise of your dentist, so it is imperative you do your research before deciding. Dr Angelos Sourial prefers a minimal prep approach, removing only a fraction of the tooth surface and where this cannot be achieved, he will generally recommend other approaches to achieve the desired outcome.

Is it painful to get porcelain veneers?

The whole procedure is done under local anaesthetic, so it is completely painless. It’s common to experience slight discomfort for a few hours after the local anaesthetic wears off, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief medication. Patients typically go back to work the very same day or the next day, latest. During the provisional veneer phase, the teeth may also be slightly sensitive to cold.

Can I get natural looking veneers?

Yes. It is important for you to know that each dentist usually has a certain style of veneers that they produce. Some create a more Hollywood super-white look; some create a more natural look; and some in between. Different people like different styles – but it is important that you align yourself with the right dentist, so you end up with a result that you love, and importantly looks natural and suits you perfectly.
The colour and shape of your veneers is always left up to you. Dr Sourial will make recommendations and trial different shades on your appointments. We will design the shapes, edges, translucency, and style to suit your facial features using Digital Smile Design.

Have a look at our smile gallery to see before and afters of our porcelain veneers cases.

Do you offer payment plans for porcelain veneers?

Yes, we offer affordable payment plans through Denticare where a 20% deposit is paid up front and the remainder is paid over 12 or 24-months interest free. Our team can help you with any questions you may have about this.

Are veneers covered by health insurance?

Private health insurance companies offer different plans for their members. You may wish to ask your private health insurance provider if you are covered for porcelain veneers. The item number for porcelain veneers is 556. We have HICAPS on the spot claiming available for your convenience so that you only pay the gap. Please search our health fund finder to find out if we accept your private health insurance provider.

Am I suitable for porcelain veneers?

The best way to find out is to arrange a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr Angelos Sourial. You can telephone us on 1300 2 ADAWN or book via our website.

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