Porcelain veneers are made from layers of plastic or ceramic material, and they are bonded to the teeth to improve their appearances. They are designed in the lab by the lab technician or ceramist into thin layers which are usually about 0.3 millimetres. This type of veneer improves the appearance of teeth without any drilling or injections, but the enamel of your healthy teeth may be removed so that teeth will not appear bigger after they must have been fitted. This type of veneer is useful for closing gaps between teeth, correcting teeth colour or fixing irregular sizes of teeth.
The use of porcelain veneer includes the following;
Using modern porcelain materials such as Emax veneers or Lumineers for dental treatment has a lot of benefits, they include;
The problems of porcelain include the following:
The estimated cost of porcelain veneers in the UK is around £400 - £1,000. The cost varies as a result of the following reasons:
Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic can provide you with quality and durable brands of porcelain at affordable prices. Visit our clinic on Harley Street, London or call 020 71830755 for enquiry or to book an appointment today.
Porcelain veneers may pull off sometimes when it is not properly bonded — the risk of your veneer breaking or pulling out is low, it happens once in every hundred. Your veneer may break or pull off when excessive force is exerted on it or caused by some bad habits and diets. It may not be possible to repair veneers, but they can be replaced — you may need to replace the entire set when anyone breaks off.
Porcelain veneers are not quick to stain because they are covert resistant— your regular brushing can put them back in shape. It is not possible to whiten veneers; they remain the colour in which it was made in the laboratory.
The process to get porcelain veneer to start with a visit to your dentist. The dentist examines your teeth for underlying issues such as gum diseases. If you have any underlying dental problems, it must be treated first so that it does not hinder the success of your treatment.
The dentist will examine your teeth further to know if they are suitable for the porcelain veneer. A trail smile procedure will be done to understand what your veneers will look like after it is fitted— based on your trial smile procedure, the dentist will know if any tooth needs to be removed or if other modifications will be made to your teeth so that he or she can discuss them with you in details. If you are happy with the trial smile result, the teeth can be treated and modified.
An impression of your teeth will be taken afterwards to make veneers for your teeth based on the design discussed in the trial smile procedure. With a trial smile, you can get a better idea of what your veneers will look like and minor errors can be corrected when making your final veneers in the lab.
After your veneers have been produced in the lab, your dentist gets them fitted on your teeth with a dental adhesive.
A porcelain veneer can last between 15 - 20 years. However, it may not last long if the following factors come to play:
The Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic can provide you with porcelain veneers at affordable prices. You should visit our clinic on Harley Street, London or call us on 020 71830755 to book an appointment.