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What are veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells (similar to a false nail) that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to enhance their appearance. They can be made from porcelain or composite material. Veneers can be used to treat a range of different cosmetic problems, including chipped, broken, discolored teeth, or smaller teeth. Some people may only get one veneer for a broken or chipped tooth, but many get six to eight veneers to create an even, symmetrical smile.

The benefits of veneers

Veneers not just give a new shape to your teeth but also make your smile beautiful. The following are the benefits of veneers.

  • Cover chips, cracks, and discoloration of the teeth
  • The treatment requires little enamel removal
  • Prevent tooth discoloration
  • Restore your beautiful smile
  • Boost your confidence
  • Repair teeth cosmetically
  • Give your teeth a natural appearance
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Quick and easy procedure
  • Durable and permanent process
  • Maintaining dental veneer is easy
  • Cost-effective

What to expect before and during veneers?

In order to be suitable for veneers you must have good oral health. The following is expected when you visit your dentist.

  1. The dentist will carry out a full examination of the mouth and discuss your dental history and provide you with a written estimate of your treatment options and cost.
  2. To prepare your teeth, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of your teeth. This will create space for the veneers to give your teeth a natural look.
  3. Impressions are then taken of your teeth.
  4. The impressions are sent to the dental laboratory, which makes porcelain veneers according to the dimensions of your teeth. This will take two weeks. They will then make and fit you with temporary veneers.
  5. At the next visit, the dentist will check the fit and shape of the veneers and make adjustments if needed, the teeth are then cleaned and prepared for the veneers to be bonded to the teeth

What to expect after veneers?

Once the treatment is done, it is very important to maintain good oral hygiene. The following are the things to be aware of:

  1. It may take a little time to adjust your bite
  2. Mild pain and discomfort
  3. You can experience hot and cold sensitivity
  4. Sore gums for a few days
  5. Rinse your mouth with warm water
  6. Take prescribed medications to reduce the pain
  7. You may notice increased salivation
  8. Brush your teeth twice a day
  9. Floss at least once a day
  10. Visit your dentist regularly.
  11. Maintain strong oral hygiene

How much do veneers cost?

The cost of veneers varies depending on the individual needs of the patient. The cost of veneers ranges between £600 and £1200. If insurance is also involved.

If your smile has lost its charm due to any dental cosmetic issues, then book an appointment with your dentist right away, and ask them about veneers.

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