What Are Veneers?
Veneers can be used to improve your smile and confidence. One of the first things you notice about a person is their smile. Many people often feel insecure about their smile due to chipped or worn teeth, discoloured or stained or irregular-shaped and gappy teeth.
Thankfully, we can employ many options in dentistry to fix these issues. On the surface, these problems may seem like cosmetic complications; however, if left, they could, over time, negatively affect the function of the mouth and your oral health. This is something that we would like you to avoid.
Whatever your concern, our team of highly advanced aesthetic dentists will be able to find the solution for you and create a plan that you are happy and comfortable with, leaving you entirely in control.
What are the advantages of having veneers?
- Veneers can instantly enhance and change your smile.
- You can create your unique aesthetics; we can personalise them to suit your face and personality.
- They can last for up to 20 years if properly maintained
- They are very natural
- They can be used as cosmetic procedures or to fix functional dental problems.
What are the disadvantages of having veneers?
- The veneer process is irreversible: we do have to remove a small amount of the tooth surface to bond the veneer onto the surface. If you dislike them, new veneers can be fitted, but we cannot revert to the teeth’s original shape. This is why we employ the Trial Smile, to ensure that you are happy with the look, shape and colour before we commit.
- Chipping: like our natural teeth, veneers can also chip. If your teeth are prone to chipping and fracturing, then we will discuss what options are available. This could simply be to stop any habits you may have, e.g., nail biting or chewing pen lids.
- Sensitivity: During the veneer process, it is customary to expect some short-term sensitivity; this usually occurs when you have the temporary veneers on before the permanent ones are placed
Different Types of Veneers
Veneers are just an artificial material on the tooth’s front surface, almost like putting a contact lens in the eye or a false nail over the natural nail.
There are three different types of veneers that we commonly use in dentistry:
- Composite Veneers
- Porcelain Veneers
- Direct Veneers
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