What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain designed to recreate the natural look of your teeth while strengthening your existing teeth in a way that is comparable to your original tooth enamel.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
Porcelain veneers can be used to fix all sorts of worries about your smile, particularly in situations where braces aren’t suitable or practical.
If you have chipped, misaligned, missing, worn or discoloured/stained teeth porcelain veneers are an ideal, long-lasting option for achieving a smile you are proud of.
What is Involved in Getting Porcelain Veneers?
Getting porcelain veneers is a fairly quick and painless dental treatment that is very popular with customers. Your natural tooth remains almost entirely intact in the process.
Veneers must be custom made to fit your exact tooth shape – or the shape you want to have – so you’ll have an initial consultation lasting around 20 minutes where we will take impressions and make decisions on how your porcelain veneers will fix your teeth. After this, a review appointment will be organised to ensure you are happy with the planned changes.
When you’ve decided you are ready to go ahead, you’ll be invited into our practice for another simple procedure lasting another 90 minutes – a small piece of your original tooth enamel is removed to make room for the thin layer of porcelain. The dental impressions are then sent to our specialist Laboratory we will make you temporary veneers. We allow between 5-7 days for the lab to make your bespoke veneers.
Once they are ready, the veneers are cemented in position with light-sensitive resin between your original tooth and the porcelain veneer using a special curing light. You might experience some sensitivity for a few days but this will disappear very soon after.
After your initial treatment, you will be invited back for a follow up appointment to check how your porcelain veneers are working for you and if you’re having problems, we’ll do what we can to help.
How Do I Maintain Porcelain Veneers?
The good news is that if you maintain your porcelain veneers much like your original teeth – regularly brushing and flossing and avoid putting any unnecessary stresses on your teeth, like biting your fingernails or opening beer bottles with your teeth- then you shouldn’t experience any discomfort or problems.
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