A veneer is a small, moulded piece of porcelain. In dental terms, it is used to create a more aesthetic look for your teeth and can be bonded over your current teeth. If you are looking for a solution to chipped or otherwise damaged teeth, porcelain veneers are often an excellent choice.
Because porcelain veneers only cover the front of your current teeth, it is a quick and non-invasive process. The material used can be chosen to match the colour of your smile, meaning that there is no reason for anyone to know that you’ve had them fitted.
One of the biggest reasons that patients choose to opt for porcelain veneers is thanks to the fact that they will give a natural-looking finish at the end of the process.
Many people who feel that their smile is discoloured or dull opt for porcelain veneers, as they can create a smile that is bright and natural. This is sure to boost your confidence and is a great reason to think about having veneers fitted.
Not only this, but veneers are stain-resistant and strong, which means that they’re easy to take care of once in place.
Firstly, you will need to get in touch with one of our experts and book an appointment. Then, we will invite you to come into the surgery, and we will have a chat with you about the best options for your needs. You will be told about veneers in detail, and any other treatment options that might be better for you will also be outlined. This will help you to make an informed decision, with your individual needs in mind.
Once you have decided that you’d like to go ahead, your dentist will shape your tooth for the veneer, which is done by removing a small layer of natural enamel. Although this is normally painless, you will be offered a local anaesthetic if you would prefer.
At this point, an impression of your mouth will be taken for your veneer to be made with, and you will be invited to a second appointment to have it fitted and adjusted.
Generally, porcelain veneers can be cared for in the same way as you would care for your other teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are key, and you must attend your planned dental appointments. You may find that your teeth and gums are a little more sensitive or sore than normal in the first few days after having your veneers fitted. However, be assured that this is completely normal, and will settle down.