Dental veneers are an excellent way to improve the appearance of your smile. They can be used in combination with other procedures such as dental bonding and crowns to create a beautiful, natural-looking smile that will last you for years. Dental veneers are thin shells made from porcelain or resin that fit over the front surface of the teeth to conceal imperfections and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Read on to find out how they are applied, and what you can expect from the treatment process…
Veneers are very thin shells that are designed to fit over the front surface of the teeth. They can be made from porcelain or composite resin and can be used to conceal a number of cosmetic flaws — these include chips, cracks, discolouration, stains and unevenly shaped teeth. It is possible to have one or more dental veneers placed, depending on your needs. The most commonly treated teeth are the eight top teeth at the front of the mouth as these are most visible when you smile.
The process of having dental veneers applied starts with a consultation with your dentist. During this consultation, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and create a mould. This mould will be sent to a laboratory where your custom-made veneers will be fabricated. When your veneers are ready, you will need to return for a follow-up appointment at which stage your veneers will be fitted.
In order to prepare your teeth for dental veneers, your dentist will grind down a small amount of enamel. This will help to create space for your veneers and ensure proper placement, as well as a natural-looking result. Once the enamel has been shaved down, and your teeth have been properly prepared, your dentist will use a special dental cement to bond the veneers to the surface of your teeth. Ultraviolet light may be used to harden the cement and speed up the process.
Once your dental veneers have been placed, you can enjoy the results of your treatment immediately. The procedure does not require any downtime and you should be able to eat as soon as the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off.
With the right care, dental veneers can last for many years. In order to extend their lifespan and maintain their condition in the long-term, it is important that you practice proper oral hygiene and see your dentist for regular check-ups. It is also advisable that you don’t chew on particularly hard foods and objects, and that you never use your teeth as tools.
If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw, it is possible that your veneers will suffer some wear and tear over time. Speak to your dentist about ways in which these issues can be addressed in order to prevent damage. If you play a contact sport, be sure to wear a mouthguard to protect your veneers from possible injuries.
At The Smile Speciality Dental Group, we offer a number of cosmetic dentistry services, including dental veneers. If you would like to improve the overall aesthetic of your smile and conceal cosmetic imperfections on the surface of your teeth, we encourage you to come in and see us. Our team will guide you through the process and address any questions or concerns that you have. There are many benefits to having dental veneers fitted, and they can enhance one’s smile considerably.
If you would like to find out more about the dental veneers available at The Smile Speciality Dental Group, please have a look here.
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