Here at our Surbiton dentist we provide a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry services. One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer is dental veneers, a treatment which is able to completely transform a person’s visible teeth.
They can mask chipped teeth, discoloured teeth and also provide an alternative to orthodontics for issues like gaps or tooth misalignment. Dental veneers are a particularly hot topic at the moment because so many celebrities are having them, in order to provide them with that perfect Hollywood smile.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Each veneer is an extremely thin slice of porcelain which fits over a prepared tooth. Veneers can also sometimes be made from composite. Both types of veneer are available at your local Surbiton dentists – both look completely natural and high quality, but composite veneers require more maintenance and can chip.
Why Get Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers can completely transform your teeth, immediately improving their shape, colour and overall appearance. A lot of people get the wrong impression that dental veneers will always be a bright white colour, which isn’t a look everybody wants. Dental veneers can be made to match the precise tooth shade you want giving you a natural look.
Veneers can also help repair issues with the teeth like chips and gaps. They can be an excellent solution when orthodontics are not suitable for certain issues.
The Benefits Of Dental Veneers
Veneers completely transform your smile providing a natural and healthy, aesthetically pleasing look. As they are so thin, and fixed with extremely strong dental adhesive the preparation of the teeth in order to fit them is minimal.
Preparing The Teeth For Veneers
The enamel on the outside of the tooth will be ground down slightly to create an excellent base for the veneer. The enamel removed is very small as it is only an amount equal to the width of the veneer which is extremely thin. When you visit Confidental to have your teeth prepared we may use a local anaesthetic to perform this procedure, although sometimes this isn’t necessary. Once the teeth have been prepared, we will make an impression of your teeth and ensure we have all the relevant information to enable us to create precise, accurate veneers for your teeth. We ensure we use the teeth surrounding the prepared teeth as a colour guide to ensure the veneers will match and look like natural teeth.
How Many Visits To Confidental Will I Need To Make To Get Dental Veneers?
You will likely need 2-3 visits to us. This will include a consultation, tooth preparation and fitting. It may be the case you require adjustments to be made to your veneers, which will add on to the treatment time, or individual circumstances may also mean you need more appointments with us. You will have temporary veneers placed after your teeth are prepared, to use while you are waiting for your permanent ones to be made.
What Is The Follow Up Procedure After The Veneers Are Fitted?
After your veneers have been fitted you will more than likely be asked to enjoy them and get used to them for a week, before coming back in to get them checked and polished. This enables you to request any minor adjustments you might want, however, as the consultation and planning process is so thorough, the veneers should be exactly as you want them at this stage.
Will They Last Forever?
Every brand or type of veneer has a different general lifespan, which your dentist will be able to tell you when you are selecting your veneers. Just like natural teeth, veneers can chip or break. These chips can be repaired, or the veneer can be replaced if it needs to be. Generally veneers should last you for quite a few years but it really does depend on the type of veneer and the personal habits of the person with them.
Visit Confidental For A Consultation
If you’re interested in dental veneers, please give us a call on 02083991291 and we will be more than happy to book you in for a free consultation.