Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are precisely made to fit over the visible surface of your front teeth and transform your smile. Much like a false fingernail fits over a nail, the veneer covers your natural tooth which may be discoloured or chipped, veneers can close gaps between the front teeth, or repair cracks. Often considered the go-to treatment for anyone who doesn’t require extensive dental work, veneers are permanently bonded over your existing teeth to create a smile that just looks a better version of your own.
Dental Veneers Before and After
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Veneers
A: The first step is to book a consultation at Treetops Dental Surgery. If your dentist agrees that veneers are the right solution for you, the procedure will typically require two or more sessions at the practice. Firstly, the teeth are prepped: this involves removing a thin layer of enamel, under a local anaesthetic if required, and taking a dental impression, which will then used to fabricate your veneers – a process that usually takes a couple of weeks, during the waiting period temporary veneers are fitted. When your veneers are ready, they will be bonded and cured using a special light-sensitive resin to form a strong and natural looking repair.
A: Veneers can last between 10 and 15 years, though you will need to commit to maintaining a good oral hygiene regime. The life expectancy of veneers is always increasing as materials and techniques become ever more advanced.
A: Your dentist will take this into consideration before recommending veneers, and may recommend a dental night guard, which will protect your veneers tooth wear.
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