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Porcelain Dental Veneers can Change Your Smile: See How

11 Sep 2020

If you've got a healthy smile, you would definitely love to show them off every time. But if your teeth are stained, chipped, or crooked, it's a different thing altogether. You won't feel free to smile as you will feel self-conscious and sometimes embarrassed.

Does this mean all hope is lost? No. There are so many options to fix dental issues, and one of the most popular treatment for older adults is porcelain dental veneers.

What are they and what can they do for you? Let's find out.

Porcelain Veneers defined

These are thin pieces of porcelain customised to fit over the front side of the teeth. Porcelain veneers are strong, natural-looking and are designed to match the colour and shape of your natural teeth. In getting your teeth ready for veneers, your dentist will take out around one millimetre of enamel from the surface of each tooth. Following that, the dentist will take an impression of the inside of your mouth, create a mould, and send it to a dental lab. There, a dental technician will make a customised set of veneers that will fit perfectly over your teeth.

After the veneers have been done, your dentist will attach it to your teeth using a special cement. Are you interested in dental veneers in London? You can talk to any of our qualified dentists at our practice.

What kind of cases can be treated with veneers?

If your teeth are chipped, decayed, poorly shaped, or discoloured, then you might be a good candidate for veneers. Not only that. Cases of minor crowding, bite-related problems, and a slight gap between teeth can be corrected with this option.

Talk to your dentist about porcelain veneers. Should you be qualified for it, get involved in the design process. Get your dentist to understand what you want to change about your teeth, and what you want in your new smile. Through cosmetic imaging, your dentist may be able to show you what your new smile will look like.

The perks

Do you know you can have the best teeth with veneers? Plus, only a little structure of your tooth is removed. Patients may not require any or little anaesthesia for certain treatments. The materials used in making porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant. Drinks like coffee, tea, and other foods that easily stain the natural teeth do not have an impact on veneers.

The drawbacks

This treatment procedure is irreversible as some part of the tooth enamel is removed. Bear in mind that upon cementing the veneers to your teeth, the colour cannot be changed. Your teeth may be sensitive to temperature for a few days after installing the veneers. Though strong in design, veneers can break when you bite your fingernails, or chew ice, or any hard substance. So, to keep your mouth safe, you should put a hold on these habits if you are used to them.

Caring for your veneers

Give your newly fitted porcelain veneers the same care you give your natural teeth. Maintain your usual dental hygiene regimen. However, avoid the use of abrasive toothpaste. You can go for non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste as they keep your mouth decay-free without disturbing the veneers. Attend regular cleaning appointments, where your dentist or dental hygienist will clean your teeth with non-abrasive polish. Should you experience bruxism (teeth grinding) or clenching, your dentist may recommend you use a  night-guard to keep your veneers free from damage as you sleep at night.

People that have a greater degree of self-consciousness about their teeth can see a significant transformation from porcelain veneers. Who knows if what you need to smile better is a new set of veneers?

What does a veneer procedure involve?

Should you be interested in getting porcelain veneers, you need to know what to expect during the treatment.

So, here's what it is:

  • A small amount of tooth surface will be taken out by your dentist to allow your veneers to be placed.
  • An impression of your tooth is taken and sent off to a dental lab.
  • The dental veneer is designed based on the impression taken to fit the tooth and mouth snugly.
  • Using resin cement, the veneer is bonded to the tooth.

Protect your new smile

After you must have gotten your veneers, it requires that you keep them safe to maintain straighter teeth. In addition to the care tips provided above, you can ask your dentist for more information on how to take good care of your porcelain veneers.

Need professional help?

At the Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic, we have dentists with the finesse to get your teeth straightened out using veneers. So, if you're interested in this treatment, you can simply schedule an appointment with us or call 020 71830755, and we would be glad to help.