Your smile might need a little help if you have chipped, cracked, deeply stained, or uneven teeth. You might have a small gap between your teeth. The good news is — your dentist has treatments that can mask these little problems.
Veneers are thin shells that are customised for your teeth. They will be applied to the fronts of the teeth to give them a natural look — and hide the problems. Veneers are popular for people who want a perfect smile.
What’s involved with veneers?
Veneers are made from either composite resin or porcelain. Each choice is a bit different.
Porcelain veneers require a longer process than composite resin veneers. First, a bit of the tooth’s enamel is removed, then the dentist takes an impression of the teeth. That impression is sent to a lab that creates the veneers which can take several days. You will likely need a return visit for final placement of your veneers.
Composite resin veneers can be sculpted in the office. The dentist will prepare the damaged teeth and reshape them using the flexible resin material. The veneers are bonded to teeth with resin cement.
The benefits of veneers
Both composite resin and porcelain veneers have multiple benefits. Composite resin veneers require removing less tooth enamel than porcelain veneers. Composite veneers also cost less than porcelain, and can be applied in one office visit. If they become damaged, composite veneers are easy to fix.
Porcelain veneers are strong, don’t stain easily, look natural, and require very little enamel to be removed.
Oral hygiene for veneers
Caring for veneers is the same as cleaning natural teeth. Brushing and flossing are critical for good oral health. Schedule regular cleanings with Danny the Dentist and as how you can best protect your veneers. Also, Danny can help determine if veneers are right for you.
The NHS does not cover cosmetic procedures like porcelain veneers, but many people have found this treatment is well worth the cost. Imagine how much your self-confidence will improve when you have a beautiful smile.
While these are the best aesthetic option for teeth, porcelain can also be used to replace mercury fillings, old crowns, or to improve a tooth’s condition. Porcelain veneers are a perfect alternative to braces, as they can correct crooked teeth, gaps, and bite adjustments in as little as two weeks.
For patients who have had orthodontic treatment, veneers can give them the final touch for their ideal smile.
Porcelain veneers are a great solution for most people. Depending on the condition of your teeth and your personal smile objectives, our doctors will recommend the most functional and beautiful type of restoration for you.