What You Need To Know About Veneers

March 24, 2024

If you want to improve your appearance, cosmetic dental treatments are more popular than ever before, but do remember that your teeth are extremely important and must remain functional and healthy. If you are going to have cosmetic treatment it is advisable that you see a reputable dentist that you trust.

If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, unwanted gaps between your teeth or if you have stained teeth that do not respond well to teeth whitening then dental veneers may be the solution. Dental veneers are the perfect way to mask and disguise imperfections. With beautiful and natural results, veneers can improve the colour, shape, and position of your teeth. The most popular and most frequently used are porcelain veneers because of their natural appearance and their durability.

We’ve put together a series of frequently asked questions to help you decide whether dental veneers can help you.

What problems can a dental veneer correct?

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or white filling material (composite) made to fit over the front surface of teeth to correct worn out enamel, uneven alignment of the teeth, chips, dis-colouration, spacing or cracks.

Do you have to be mindful of what you eat?

Porcelain veneers function as a normal tooth when you eat. They are strong and durable enough to ensure you can continue to bite, chew, and enjoy all your favourite foods without worrying about the consequences.

How long do veneers last?

It depends on which type of veneer you have and how well you look after them. Composite bonding veneers typically last 5-7 years and porcelain veneers typically last 10-15 years with good dental care and great oral hygiene.

How do you clean dental veneers?

Treat dental veneers like your own teeth, brush them twice a day and floss. A hygienist appointment is recommended every 6 months for a professional clean and examination.

Can you damage dental veneers easily?

As with your own teeth, accidents can happen. However, veneers are so durable that damage is not a common occurrence, porcelain veneers are incredibly strong.

Is dental veneer treatment expensive?

Travelling overseas for cosmetic dental treatment may appear cheaper, but a safe and reliable, treatment, along with the results you desire, should be considered an investment. Once you have factored in travel costs, accommodation and potential repeat visits you may not be saving any money.

In the UK all dentists are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC). The GDC is an independent organisation which regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the UK. They set dental standards, hold a register of qualified dental professionals, quality assure education and investigate concerns about treatment or conduct.

When you have dental veneers a very thin layer of enamel is removed from the teeth. You will have impression taken so that your custom-made veneers are prepared by our technician. The veneer is then bonded to the tooth

Communication between dentist and patient is paramount when planning dental treatment. Your dentist will ensure your bite is correct and ensure you are comfortable and happy with your new smile.

Dental veneers are fast becoming the treatment that stands out as really making a difference, book your consultation today. A veneer can be used on one tooth to match the rest of your smile or on your whole smile to transform your appearance. We provide high quality cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of your teeth and give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

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