Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. Because they are very thin and are held in place by a special, strong adhesive, very little preparation of the tooth is needed. Some types of veneers don't need any preparation at all.
Veneers are usually made of porcelain, but can also be made of composite. Porcelain beautifully mimics natural tooth enamel and is highly stain resistant, such veneers need replacing if they ever fracture. Composite looks good, but not as superior as porcelain and is less stain resistant. However, composite veneers usually can be repaired if they chip. Porcelain veneers generally last longer than composite veneers.
Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured tooth or to lighten the front teeth. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it in line with the others.
Before the veneers can be placed… Which many involve removing a very thin layer of superficial tooth in order to make space for the new veneers. If necessary, this part of the treatment process is undertaken using local anesthetic to prevent any pain. Once the teeth have been prepared your dentist will create moulds of your teeth, which will be sent to the laboratory and employed as a template for your custom-made veneers. Once they are ready, we will place them over your teeth and check the fit. After this we will fix them into position using strong dental adhesive.
The major benefit of veneers is that they give you a flawless smile that can compete with the stars. Treatment addresses a wide range of problems, from stained teeth to gaps between the teeth, and they can transform even the most unsightly smile into an attractive set of pearly whites. The downside of veneers is that in some cases it may require minimal removal of tooth trimming which is an irreversible process. If you have orthodontic problems, such as overcrowding, you may be advised to consider braces before getting veneers.
At Aldgate House Dental Care, we offer veneers that are made from a strong ceramic material. The result is an almost invisible solution that has longer lasting results with great aesthetic improvement giving you a more elegant smile.
Please book an appointment online so that we can assess the condition of your teeth. You can use our quick and easy enquiry form or call 020 7247 5378 to speak to a friendly member of the Aldgate House Dental team.
At Aldgate House Dental Care, we pride ourselves on being clear and honest about all of our treatments. We have a friendly and professional team that are happy to answer any questions you may have. Take the first step by booking your consultation online or calling 020 7247 5378 today.