Veneers can be used in a multitude of ways but are mostly used to fix gaps in your teeth, straighten slightly crooked teeth and to cover discoloured or unpleasant looking teeth.
Veneers are an extremely strong, but wafer-thin ceramic overlay, which is bonded to your tooth. This improves the colour and appearance of your teeth and involves little or no pain. The most popular types of veneers are porcelain and composite.
Veneers last for many years. Porcelain is stronger than composite veneers which tend to have a shorter life span, but both can be repaired or replaced if any chips or damage occurs.
Remember that veneers are just like your own teeth and need looking after, so you should treat them as your teeth need to be treated. Keep regular appointments to see us help keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.
Good question! It’s the reason we offer a free smile audit; to answer that very question. Without seeing your smile, we can’t determine if veneers are the right choice for you, but here are a few reasons why you might consider dental veneers:
Veneers will fix the appearance of a chipped or broken teeth. We can easily close gaps or spaces using veneers, giving your teeth and smile a much more uniform look as desired from our digital guide.
We have a seven-step process:
Once you are ready to go ahead with treatment your teeth need to be prepared for your new veneers.
A tiny part of the front of your teeth will be removed; it will be the same amount as the thickness of your veneers so that they sit perfectly.
After that has been done an impression of your teeth will be taken. This then goes to the dental laboratory so that they can make your veneers to fit your teeth exactly.
Meanwhile, we will place some temporary veneers on your teeth to protect the prepared surface of the teeth underneath.
Once your new veneers are ready you will come back into the practice to have them fitted. To begin with, we will just place the new veneers over your teeth so that you can confirm that you are happy with their appearance.
Then once you are happy your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, and the front surface of your tooth will be conditioned so that there is a good surface for the glue and veneer to stick to.
Finally, a curing light is used to activate the glue so that it permanently bonds your tooth and veneer. Once this has been done you will be left with a beautiful and natural looking new smile.
Direct Composite Veneers are a good treatment option to consider because they look like natural teeth and don’t require any tooth to be cut or removed. Direct Composite Veneers can also be used to close small gaps when braces are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be placed to bring it into line with the others. Here is how they work:
Firstly, both composite and porcelain veneers have their merits. With porcelain veneers, you get the most natural look as it has a colour similar to your natural teeth. Placing composite veneers is a much faster treatment. They can be placed in just one appointment and require less preparation on your tooth surface, thus saving you time.
Furthermore, as with any treatment here at Confidental we will always look at what the best options are for your smile so you can decide what it is you want.
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