Porcelain Veneers at Avondale Dental Practice

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are a great option for people who are self-conscious or unhappy about the shape, colour and appearance of their teeth.

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are placed on top of your natural teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile.

The key difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers is that porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years before needing to be changed, whereas composite veneers may only last up to 7 or 8 years.

Porcelain veneers may not be suitable for everyone, and in some cases, a variety of treatments may be needed to achieve your desired results, but there are a lot of advantages:

  • A natural looking smile
  • Long lasting results (up to 15 years)
  • They are more resistant to stains than natural teeth
  • Give crooked teeth the illusion of being straight

Something to consider however when getting porcelain veneers is that prior to the treatment, a thin layer of enamel must be shaved off your teeth so that the veneer can be attached to your tooth seamlessly. This shouldn’t cause you any pain however a local anesthetic may be given as a precaution.

Another aspect to consider is if a porcelain veneer is chipped, the whole veneer will probably need to be replaced whereas if a composite veneer is chipped, it can be ‘filled in’ and further sculpted by your dentist.

If you are considering porcelain veneers at Avondale Dental Practice then please get in touch to book a no-obligation consultations with one of our expert dentists who can talking you through the process and answer any other questions that you may have about potential treatments.

Teeth Whitening in East Kilbride- FAQ’s

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening is a common treatment at Avondale Dental Practice to remove staining and yellowing on your teeth and leave them looking whiter and brighter.

We understand that you may have a couple of questions if you are considering undergoing teeth whitening treatment, so we have written these below to help you make up your mind.

Q: Why have my teeth become stained in the first place?

A: Over time, drinks such as red wine, tea and coffee can stain your teeth and leave them looking dull and yellow. Lifestyle choices, such as smoking can also cause this.

Q: Do I whiten my teeth myself at home or is it done in the practice?

A: At Avondale Dental Practice, we offer an at home teeth whitening treatment, so you do this yourself.

Q: How long does the treatment take?

A: The length of treatment is dependent on how stained your teeth area. On average, its between 2 and 6 weeks.

Q: How does it work?

A: Our professional teeth whitening treatment uses a bleaching process to safely remove the stains that have built up over time. The bleaching treatment is then transferred into trays (fitted to your mouth) that you wear for a set number of hours a day (or at night).

Q: How long will the results last for?

A: On average, the results can last up to a year, however this is dependent on your lifestyle. Teeth whitening can be maintained by regular top up applications.

If you still have any questions about teeth whitening treatments at Avondale Dental Practice, then please get in touch with us on 01355 234 919 or via our website. We would be delighted to chat with you further.