Having porcelain dental veneers has become a very popular treatment for people seeking to improve the appearance of their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is increasing in popularity all the time as people realise what a bright white and even smile can do for their confidence.
As a trusted Holborn dentist we thought we would let you know about the questions that we are most often asked about veneers.
A. In fact a veneers is a very thin sliver of porcelain, tailor made for a tooth. It fits on the tooth in the same way that a false nail fit on a fingernail. The wafer thin veneer can be customised to change the colour, the shape length or the size of a tooth. The veneer is then bonded to the tooth.
A. Treatment with porcelain veneers can correct many issue with a persons smile and are made with a translucent texture that is similar to the natural tooth. These instant fixes are often called ‘instant orthodontics’ because of the issues they can solve very quickly such as closing small gaps between teeth and restoring the look of chipped teeth although if you grind your teeth or have gum disease you should speak to your dentist to advice about whether veneers will be suitable for your particular dental issue.
A. The dentist will first take models of your teeth and from that will be able to show you how your teeth will look with the veneers in place. You can discuss all aspects of the treatment including the colour and shape of the veneers to be used. You can then make an appointment to have the veneers fitted one the custom made shells have been returned from the laboratory. Once you are back in the chair a small part of the tooth will be shaved off and the veneers applied, usually under a local anaesthetic.
A. It is important that you carry on your dental hygiene as usual with brushing and flossing to prevent any decay occurring around the veneers. The veneers will be very strong but they can break or fracture so avoid breaking nutshells with your teeth, tearing packages open, chewing ice or biting very hard substances. Use a soft electric toothbrush to polish them and keep them bright.
A. How long a veneer lasts varies from individual to individual but 10 – 15 years is reasonable but this cold be extended as long as the proper care is taken. If they do break or crack replacing them is easy.
If you are considering porcelain veneers get in touch with us to discuss your options.
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