Everyone has little imperfections in their teeth which can have a big effect on their smile and impact your self-confidence. Dental veneers are a fantastic option to deal with these little issues, improve the appearance of your teeth and bring back the confidence it takes to smile through life!
Dental veneers are small porcelain shells which are attached to the surface of your tooth to remove the appearance of imperfections in your teeth. Each one is custom-made to the shape of your teeth to provide a perfect fit for your teeth. This personalised fitting enables the complete removal of any aesthetic perfection whilst also providing ultimate protection for your teeth.
Porcelain is used to make dental veneers for their strength, (which provides resilience against wear and tear) and also because it isn’t prone to staining. Both of these aspects give you the reassurance that your veneers are durable and provide you the best dental protection. Veneers help you to remove the appearance of stained and discoloured teeth, damaged teeth, gaps in-between teeth and misshapen teeth.
We will invite you to an initial assessment appointment, in which, we will examine your teeth and work with you to decide on the areas you wish to improve. Once this decision has been made, we will discuss the following steps of the process with you to make sure you are comfortable with your treatment. We then take moulds of your teeth and send them off to a dental laboratory for your dental veneers to be custom-made.
Your veneers will be ready after 1-2 weeks, at which point we will ask you to return for your fitting appointment. Firstly, we will administer some anaesthetic if needed and then prepare your tooth. This preparation involves removing a thin layer of enamel from the tooth (around half a millimetre). Once this is ready, we will make the bonding agent to attach the enamel to the tooth, which only takes a few minutes. We then attach the veneer and cement its fitting with a specialised light. Then we shave and polish the veneer to look and fit perfectly into your new smile!
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are a great way of removing any imperfections in the appearance of your smile. They help to treat the following issues:
- Misshapen teeth
- A gummy smile
- Discoloured or stained teeth
- Gaps in the teeth
- Damaged or chipped teeth
Not only will this treatment deal with these issues and give you a renewed confidence in the appearance of your teeth, it can also help to improve your dental health. This is due to the fact that misshapen or crooked teeth can be difficult to clean, and so a veneer can help to improve your brushing routine. Good-looking teeth are always healthy teeth too!