So I Tried… Veneers

By: Sarah Tarca | co-founder of Gloss Etc
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Call it a by-product of lockdown, but when Melbourne was released from jail last year, I went on a spree of fixing all my long tern beauty woes. This included my bottom middle tooth, which I’d had a root canal on when I was 15 thanks to overzealous basketballing, and had been black ever since. It wasn’t visible in my smile and it all seemed too hard to deal with, so I’d just left it… for 20 years.

Until I met Dr. Rita Trakhtman at Dental & Skin Clinic in Melbourne (you might remember her ultra-chic space from my review). Anyway, cosmetic dentistry is her thing, so despite going in for a clean, I walked out with an appointment to finally get my tooth by way of a veneer. Veneer curious? Let me walk you through it.

First up was the assessment, before photos (terrifying) and all the standard cleaning and measuring

Next was the moulding, which was kind of like having fimo moulded over your tooth, which was then 3D printed (wild! the future!) into a temporary veneer. This takes 20 minutes.


A couple weeks later, I was fitted with my permanent veneer. Matched to the colour of my teeth, it was fitted, tweaked with a bit of feedback, and then I was good to go. All this with no needles, nothing. Twenty years of awkwardly hiding that tooth and three one-hour appointments later, it was fixed

Now for what you really want to know: Was it expensive? Well, yeah. It was $2200 which is more than my monthly rent, but the cost per wear for the rest of my life? Maths is not my strong point, but I’m thinking I’m making money already.

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Staff are knowledgeable and lovely and the clinic is super chic. Would 100% recommend.

Ava Matthews


My teeth were bright and white and exactly what I wanted. I can’t recommend Rita enough, she’s a dream.

Hannah English


My teeth were bright and white and exactly what I wanted. I can’t recommend Rita enough, she’s a dream.

Hannah English